Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee

Disgrace is a 1999 novel by South African-born author J. M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature; the book itself won the Booker Prize in 1999, the year in which it was published. A 2006 poll of "literary luminaries" by The Observer newspaper named it as the "greatest novel of the last 25 years" written in English outside the United States. Disgrace is the story of a South African professor of English descent who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his good looks, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his cherished daughter.

The 241st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)
  2. - 8th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 21st on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  4. - 61st on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  5. - 82nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  6. - 98th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  7. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)
  8. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  9. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  10. - 25 acclaimed international writers choose 25 of the best books from the last 25 years (Wasafiri Magazine)
  11. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  12. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel Disgrace Paperback 11904035 $5.47 2005
Desgracia/ Disgrace (Spanish Edition) Paperback 7351125 $422.71 $27.89 2005
Desgracia / Disgrace (Contemporanea / Contemporary) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2699656 $11.23 $3.70 2012
Disgrace: A Novel Paperback 17275 $4.49 $0.28 2000
Desgracia / Disgrace (Literatura Mondadori / Mondadori Literature) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5353086 $9.99 $8.99
Disgrace Hardcover 277461 $9.00 $0.01
Desgracia (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5978090 $16.94 $10.00
Disgrace Audio CD 1111940 $7.47 $7.43 2008
Desgracia / Disgrace (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1200083 $275.61 $19.58 2004
Schande = Disgrace (German Edition) Paperback 13520727 $7.27 $0.32 2002
Disgrâce Paperback 7070943 $29.27 $5.43 2001
Disgrâce Mass Market Paperback 3724285 $6.76 $2.18 2002
Disgrace: A Novel Paperback 7415 $5.75 $3.95 2008
Disgrace: A Novel Kindle Edition 60010 2017