It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.


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"I can think of few novels... that have such romantic authority as The Chateau, fewer still so adult in vitality, so alight with humor." - Elizabeth Bowen


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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-09-957362-8 / 978-0-09-957362-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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December 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 1-86046-814-4 / 978-1-86046-814-8 (UK edition)
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 1-86046-577-3 / 978-1-86046-577-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: THE HARVILL PRESS
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November 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-679-76156-X / 978-0-679-76156-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chateau (Nonpareil Book ; 39)
Author(s): William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-87923-600-0 / 978-0-87923-600-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chateau
Author(s): William Maxwell
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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