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Weight

(2005)
The Myth of Atlas And Heracles
(The third book in the Myths series)
A novel by

 
 
"When I was asked to choose a myth to write about, I realized I had chosen already. The story of Atlas holding up the world was in my mind before the telephone call had ended. If the call had not come, perhaps I would never have written the story, but when the call did come, that story was waiting to be written. Rewritten. The recurring language motif of Weight is 'I want to tell the story again.' My work is full of cover versions. I like to take stories we think we know and record them differently. In the retelling comes a new emphasis or bias, and the new arrangement of the key elements demands that fresh material be injected into the existing text. Weight moves far away from the simple story of Atlas's punishment and his temporary relief when Heracles takes the world off his shoulders. I wanted to explore loneliness, isolation, responsibility, burden, and freedom, too, because my version has a very particular end not found elsewhere." -- from Jeanette Winterson's Foreword to Weight

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Jeanette Winterson's Weight

Hardback Editions

May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Weight
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0-7531-7630-0 / 978-0-7531-7630-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (MYTHS)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-84195-718-6 / 978-1-84195-718-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-84195-671-6 / 978-1-84195-671-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Weight: Atlas and Heracles
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0-676-97417-1 / 978-0-676-97417-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Weight (Canons)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-78689-249-9 / 978-1-78689-249-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-84195-775-5 / 978-1-84195-775-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Weight (Isis General Fiction)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0-7531-7631-9 / 978-0-7531-7631-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-84195-799-2 / 978-1-84195-799-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Us
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August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0-676-97423-6 / 978-0-676-97423-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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1713 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-84195-813-1 / 978-1-84195-813-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS
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December 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0-14-400094-6 / 978-0-14-400094-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-84195-724-0 / 978-1-84195-724-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Weight (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-5113-3337-5 / 978-1-5113-3337-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-5012-7202-0 / 978-1-5012-7202-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Weight
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4712-2618-2 / 978-1-4712-2618-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Weight
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Weight
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4558-3928-0 / 978-1-4558-3928-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Weight: The Myths #3
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-2110-3 / 978-1-4233-2110-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-2111-1 / 978-1-4233-2111-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-1762-9 / 978-1-4233-1762-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-0784-4 / 978-1-4233-0784-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-0783-6 / 978-1-4233-0783-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-0786-0 / 978-1-4233-0786-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-0785-2 / 978-1-4233-0785-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-0787-9 / 978-1-4233-0787-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths Series)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1-4233-0788-7 / 978-1-4233-0788-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Canongate Myths series Book 3)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (The Myths)
Author(s): Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Availability: Amazon