Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood

Isherwood's classic story of Berlin in the 1930s - and the inspiration for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition. First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires — this was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Bu¨steto relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers.

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The 570th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 36th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - Best Books Ever (
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Goodbye to Berlin Paperback 848933 $49.42 $0.98 1977
Goodbye To Berlin Paperback 1733929 $0.77 $0.75
Goodbye to Berlin Hardcover 3507568 $9.88
Goodbye To Berlin (Church of England) Audio CD 4965513 $123.36 $84.94
Goodbye to Berlin (ISIS Large Print) Hardcover 4497346 $15,246.23 $333.92
Goodbye to Berlin Hardcover 4854225 $22.99
Goodbye to Berlin. (Lernmaterialien) Paperback 8741279 $2,432.64 $16.36 1994
Goodbye to Berlin Hardcover 9859990 $24.00
Goodbye to Berlin Kindle Edition 184802 $9.04 2012
Goodbye to Berlin Paperback 107316 $10.34 $8.35 2012
Goodbye to Berlin (Penguin Classics) Audio Cassette 3786963 $18.04 $5.95 1997
Goodbye To Berlin Hardcover 11549046 $47.99