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The House of God

(1978)
A novel by

 
 
By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country.

Struggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings.

A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written.

With an introduction by John Updike

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Hardback Editions

August 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-399-90023-3 / 978-0-399-90023-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Richard Marek Publishers
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August 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-370-30222-2 / 978-0-370-30222-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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June 1978 : Hardback

Title: House of God a Novel
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 9997408225 / 978-9997408228
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-425-23809-1 / 978-0-425-23809-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of God: The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-385-33738-8 / 978-0-385-33738-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: House of God, The
Author(s): Samuel Shem M D
ISBN: 0-440-29608-0 / 978-0-440-29608-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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January 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: House Of God (Black Swan)
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-552-99122-8 / 978-0-552-99122-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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December 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The House of God: The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital
Author(s): M D Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-440-13368-8 / 978-0-440-13368-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Books
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July 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-552-11451-0 / 978-0-552-11451-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
ISBN: 0-440-13371-8 / 978-0-440-13371-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem M D
ISBN: 1-4526-0441-X / 978-1-4526-0441-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem M D
ISBN: 1-4526-3441-6 / 978-1-4526-3441-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem M D
ISBN: 1-4526-5441-7 / 978-1-4526-5441-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 1983 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The House Of God
Author(s): Samuel, M D Shem
ISBN: 0-7366-0633-5 / 978-0-7366-0633-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House of God
Author(s): Samuel Shem
Publisher: Berkley
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May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: House Of God (Black Swan)
Author(s): Samuel Shem
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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