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When the World Was Steady

(1994)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
This is an exploration of divergent lives, those of two sisters, Virginia and Emmy. Virginia has lived all her life with her domineering mother; Emmy emigrated to Australia and set up house there with a rich husband. In middle age, both sisters find themselves facing crises.


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September 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-9645611-0-7 / 978-0-9645611-0-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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July 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-14-014099-9 / 978-0-14-014099-6 (UK edition)
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the World Was Steady: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-393-35509-8 / 978-0-393-35509-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-330-48817-1 / 978-0-330-48817-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-307-27951-0 / 978-0-307-27951-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-86207-124-1 / 978-1-86207-124-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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September 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-9645611-3-1 / 978-0-9645611-3-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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July 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-14-014100-6 / 978-0-14-014100-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books / Granta
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-68168-667-8 / 978-1-68168-667-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: HighBridge, A Division of Recorded Books
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: HighBridge, A Division of Recorded Books
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: When the World Was Steady
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: HighBridge, A Division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: When the World Was Steady: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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