A society matron underwrites the interstellar tour of an Earth opera company, performing Beethoven, Mozart and Rossini for bewildered human and alien audiences on a kaleidoscopic range of planets. But intrigue and secret agendas complicate what was already a doubtful enterprise, and the matron's feckless nephew finds that the simple country girl he plans to marry is far more mysterious than she seems.

This is Jack Vance at his funniest, rolling out a rollicking picaresque tale where the belly laughs play a perfect duet with the grandmaster's sly observations on the absurdities of life, love and librettos.



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Hardback Editions

December 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Space Opera
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-934438-99-4 / 978-0-934438-99-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Underwood-Miller
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Space Opera
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-61947-133-7 / 978-1-61947-133-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spatterlight Press
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March 1982 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Space Opera (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-340-26775-5 / 978-0-340-26775-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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March 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Space Opera
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-87997-457-5 / 978-0-87997-457-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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February 1965 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Space Opera
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-515-01140-1 / 978-0-515-01140-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyramid Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Space Opera
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Spatterlight Press LLC
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November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Space Opera
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Gateway
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