Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by "one of the most gripping writers imaginable" (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man?s search for the answer to his life?s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

The 219th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  2. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  3. - 13th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  4. - 13th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  5. - 14th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC Poll)
  6. - 55th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  7. - 100th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  8. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  9. - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)
  10. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  11. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  12. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Austerlitz Hardcover 1979798 $18.98
Austerlitz Hardcover 4210341 $9.96
Austerlitz (German Edition) Hardcover 3850990 $19.95 $25.23
Austerlitz Audio CD 7141398 $38.89
Austerlitz Paperback 3284606 $11.64 $9.29 2011
Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks) Kindle Edition 52832 $9.99 2011
Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks) Paperback 140416 $12.05 $0.99 2002
Austerlitz. SZ-Bibliothek Band 93 Hardcover 6796007 $36.03
Austerlitz (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 16783643 $13.32 $13.80 2013
By W.G. Sebald - Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks) (10th) (12.2.2010) Paperback 1310099 $27.33 $20.73 2010
Austerlitz (Folio) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 11854669 $11.18 2006
Austerlitz (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1518279 $15.95 $3.00 2013
Austerlitz Audible Audio Edition 6252 $21.44 2017
Austerlitz (Penguin Essentials) Paperback 1289211 $37.52 $1.80 2002
Young Austerlitz (Pocket Penguins) Paperback 6719395 $21.48 $11.99 2005
Austerlitz Paperback 1429412 $14.27 $3.06 2003
Austerlitz Paperback 6766667 $182.53 $12.62 2002
Austerlitz Hardcover 793431 $19.95 $3.39 2001
Austerlitz (Lib)(CD) Audio CD 4507699 $17.61 2002
Austerlitz (Modern Library (Paperback)) Paperback 27683 $10.99 $4.64 2011