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The Erl-King

(1972)
The Ogre
A novel by

 
 
An international bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt, The Erl-King is a magisterial tale of innocence, perversion and obsession. It follows the passage of strange, gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to adult misfit - a man without a sense of belonging until he finds himself a prisoner of war, and then a teacher, and then the 'ogre' of a Nazi school at the castle of Kaltenborn. Taking us more deeply into the dark heart of fascism than any novel since The Tin Drum, Tournier's masterpiece rivets us until the very last page, when Abel meets his mystic fate in the collapsing ruins of the Third Reich; it is a novel that shocks us, dazzles us, and above all holds us spellbound.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Erl King
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-00-221212-9 / 978-0-00-221212-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Erl-King
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 1-84887-853-2 / 978-1-84887-853-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Erl-King
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 1-84887-852-4 / 978-1-84887-852-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ogre (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barbara Bray, Michael Tournier, Michael Wood
ISBN: 0-14-118209-1 / 978-0-14-118209-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: THE OGRE
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-394-72407-0 / 978-0-394-72407-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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1974 : UK Paperback

Title: The Erl-King
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-00-613389-4 / 978-0-00-613389-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Erl-King
Author(s): Michel Tournier
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK