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Eustace Chisholm and the Works

(1967)
A novel by

 
 
Eustace Chisholm and the Works, a 1967 novel that became a gay classic, is an especially outspoken book among the author's controversial body of work. Purdy recalls that Eustace Chisholm and the Works-named one of the Publishing Triangle's 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels of the 20th Century-outraged the New York literary establishment. More than breaking out of the pre-Stonewall closet, however, the book liberated its author and readers can be grateful for that.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"James Purdy is an authentic American genius." - Gore Vidal


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Hardback Editions

April 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works (Gay Modern Classics)
Author(s): James Purdy
ISBN: 0-907040-35-7 / 978-0-907040-35-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alyson Books
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March 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works
Author(s): James Purdy
ISBN: 0-224-61307-3 / 978-0-224-61307-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works: A Novel
Author(s): James Purdy
ISBN: 0-87140-952-6 / 978-0-87140-952-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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November 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works
Author(s): James Purdy
ISBN: 0-7867-1502-2 / 978-0-7867-1502-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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March 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works (Gay Modern Classics S.)
Author(s): James Purdy
ISBN: 0-907040-33-0 / 978-0-907040-33-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gay Men's Press
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September 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works
Author(s): James Purdy
ISBN: 0-586-03365-3 / 978-0-586-03365-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eustace Chisholm and the Works: A Novel
Author(s): James Purdy
Publisher: Liveright
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