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    DescriptionFirst published in 1959 to immediate universal acclaim, 'A Canticle for Leibowitz' is the classic science fiction novel of the post-nuclear age, ranking with '1984' and 'Brave New World' in its visionary power.

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    Canticle for Leibowitz
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jr Walter M Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 313
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780553273816
    ISBN 10: 0553273817

    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: REL
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    BIC subject category V2: HRCL2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T General Subject: 350
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3563.I42
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000, FIC028070
    Thema V1.0: FLQ
    Edition statement
    New Bantam ed
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Walter M. Miller, Jr. grew up in the American South and enlisted in the Army Air Corps a month after Pearl Harbor. He spent most of World War II as a radio operator and tail gunner, participating in more than fifty-five combat sorties, among them the controversial destruction of the Benedictine abbey at Monte Cassino, the oldest monastery in the Western world. Fifteen years later he wrote A Canticle for Leibowitz. The sequel, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, followed after nearly forty years.
    Review quote
    "Extraordinary ... chillingly effective.""-- Time" "Angry, eloquent ... a terrific story.""-- The New York Times" "An extraordinary novel ... Prodigiously imaginative, richly comic, terrifyingly grim, profound both intellectually and morally, and, above all ... simply such a memorable story as to stay with the reader for years.""-- Chicago Tribune" "An exciting and imaginative story ... Unconditionally recommended.""-- Library Journal" "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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    In celebration of the publication of the sequel "Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman comes this special edition of the classic "A Canticle for Leibowitz, a novel that transcends genre to stand as one of the most significant literary works of our time. In the Utah desert, Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz himself, including the blessed blueprint and the sacred shopping list. They may provide a bright ray of hope in a terrifying age of darkness, a time of ignorance and genetic monsters that are the unholy aftermath of the Flame Deluge. But as the spellbinding mystery at the core of this extraordinary novel unfolds, it is the search itself--for meaning, for truth, for love--that offers hope to a humanity teetering on the edge of an abyss. A timeless and still timely masterpiece, "A Canticle for Leibowitz is a classic that ranks with "Brave New World and "1984. "From the Trade Paperback edition.