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    DescriptionWhen "The Left Hand of Darkness first appeared in 1969, the original jacket copy read, "Once in a long while a whole new world is created for us. Such worlds are Middle Earth, Dune - and such a world is Winter." Twenty-five years and a Hugo and Nebula Award later, these words remain true. In Winter, or Gethen, Ursula K. Le Guin has created a fully realized planet and people. But Gethen society is more than merely a fascinating creation. The concept of a society existing totally without sexual prejudices is even more relevant today than it was in 1969. This special 25th anniversary edition of The Left Hand of Darkness contains not only the complete, unaltered text of the landmark original but also a thought-provoking new afterword and four new appendixes by Ms. Le Guin. When the human ambassador Genly Ai is sent to Gethen, the planet known as Winter by those outsiders who have experienced its arctic climate, he thinks that his mission will be a standard one of making peace between warring factions. Instead the ambassador finds himself wildly unprepared. For Gethen is inhabited by a society with a rich, ancient culture full of strange beauty and deadly intrigue - a society of people who are both male and female in one, and neither. This lack of fixed gender, and the resulting lack of gender-based discrimination, is the very cornerstone of Gethen life. But Genly is all too human. Unless he can overcome his ingrained prejudices about the significance of "male" and "female, " he may destroy both his mission and himself.


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    Title
    The Left Hand of Darkness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ursula K. Le Guin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780441478125
    ISBN 10: 0441478123
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC20: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FM, FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: AMER3740, ENGM1040
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    DC22: 813/.5/4
    LC classification: PZ4.L518LE
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    LC classification: PZ4.L518 LE
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Time Warner International
    Imprint name
    Time Warner International
    Publication date
    01 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ursula K. Le Guin lives in Portland, Oregon.
    Review quote
    A jewel of a story. (Frank Herbert) An instant classic. ("Minneapolis Star-Tribune")