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The Ghost Writer

(1979)
(The first book in the Nathan Zuckerman series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E. I. Lonoff.
At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life.
The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency—and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other.


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November 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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ISBN: 0-517-34928-0 / 978-0-517-34928-1 (USA edition)
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August 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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ISBN: 0-374-16189-5 / 978-0-224-01764-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: The ghost writer
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ISBN: 0-8161-3069-8 / 978-0-8161-3069-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall
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1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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ISBN: 0-224-01764-0 / 978-0-224-01764-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-09-947757-2 / 978-0-09-947757-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-679-74898-9 / 978-0-679-74898-4 (USA edition)
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May 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-449-20009-4 / 978-0-449-20009-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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April 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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ISBN: 0-14-005517-7 / 978-0-14-005517-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Ghost Writer
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-449-24322-2 / 978-0-449-24322-0 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer (Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-5047-2659-6 / 978-1-5047-2659-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer (Nathan Zuckerman)
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-5047-2657-X / 978-1-5047-2657-3 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer (Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-5047-2658-8 / 978-1-5047-2658-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1
Author(s): Philip Roth
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1
Author(s): Philip Roth
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Ghost Writer
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-84197-980-5 / 978-1-84197-980-9 (UK edition)
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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ISBN: 1-4025-2559-1 / 978-1-4025-2559-9 (USA edition)
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2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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ISBN: 1-4025-4069-8 / 978-1-4025-4069-1 (USA edition)
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July 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer: A Novel
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghost Writer
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Publisher: Vintage Digital
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