Lanark by Alasdair Gray

Lanark, subtitled A Life in Four Books, was the first novel of Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, and is still his best known. Written over a period of almost thirty years, it combines realist and dystopian fantasy depictions of his home city of Glasgow. Its publication in 1981 prompted Anthony Burgess to call Gray "the best Scottish novelist since Walter Scott". The book has since won the Saltire Society Book of the Year and David Niven awards, and has become a cult classic. In 2006, The Guardian heralded Lanark as "one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction."

The 813th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 86th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books Paperback 7225364 $13.82
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books Hardcover 6866543 $1,460.31 $124.25 1981
Lanark (Canongate Classic) Paperback 4858214 $18.05 $17.92 2007
Lanark (Paladin Books) Paperback 3718767 $1.99
Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics) Hardcover 4503787 $30.00 $220.47
Lanark: A Life in Four Books Paperback 1361417 $0.56 1982
Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canons) Kindle Edition 116085 $3.99 2007
Lanark - A Life In 4 Books Paperback 11754002 $29.00
Lanark (Canongate Classics Series (Separate Title Per Volume)) Paperback 857299 $10.56 $1.88 2007
Lanark Paperback 17239640 $23.32 2011
Lanark: A Life in Four Books Hardcover 3344481 $164.85 $18.43 1985
Lanark: A Life in Four Books Hardcover 3414558 $30.00 2021
Lanark a Life In 4 Books (Picador Books) Paperback 1500073 $111.70 $7.32 1991
Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics) Paperback 1149560 $15.98 2002
Lanark : una vida en 4 libros Paperback 20071793 $47.95 $63.36 1990
Lanark (Canons) Paperback 6661236 $282.72 $11.13 2011
Lanark (Bibliothèque Ecossaise) (French Edition) Paperback 23739233 $8.28 2000
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books (Harvest Book) Paperback 532455 $45.99 $6.05 1996