The Lover by Marguerite Duras

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984. Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts. Long unavailable in hardcover, this edition of The Lover includes a new introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective--that of a visitor to Vietnam today. From the Hardcover edition.

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The 369th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  2. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  4. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Lover (Chinese Edition) Paperback 15044596 $15.99 $5.49 2005
The North China Lover (Flamingo original) Paperback 14927536 $5.45
The Lover Hardcover 513433 $22.51 $0.01 1997
The Lover Paperback 2698654 $0.22 $0.01
The Lover (Chinese Edition) Paperback 8050476 $14.50 2004
The North China Lover: A Novel Paperback 527098 $4.88 $0.01 2008
By Marguerite Duras The Lover Hardcover 1303890 $44.34 $12.17 1985
Thalia Book Club: The Lover Audible Audio Edition 44250 $2.95 2015
By Marguerite Duras The Lover (1st Pantheon paperback ed) Paperback 1629513 $23.39 $12.21 1998
The Lover Paperback 2910205 $11.93 $0.01 1994
The Lover Kindle Edition 54198 $7.99 2011
The Lover Hardcover 346711 $30.00 $0.01 1985
The lover Paperback 2046928 $0.98 $0.01
The North China Lover: A Novel Paperback 2751604 $8.20 $2.03 1993
El Amante (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4366361 $48.88 $42.92 1994
The North China Lover Hardcover 1431513 $30.00 $1.44 1992
El Amante (Coleccion Andanzas) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1542285 $6.67 $6.02 2011
El Amante/ The Lover (Spanish Edition) by Marguerite Duras (1985-09-04) Paperback 713038 $67.45 $16.84
El Amante/ The Lover (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3009509 $11.87 $3.99 1985
The Lover Paperback 57891 $5.99 $3.04 1998
The Lover, Wartime Writings, Practicalities Hardcover 836449 $30.00 2017
The Lover (hardcover) (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 986375 $11.73 $17.63 2009
The Lover Paperback 2124916 $9.33