The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

The story centers on Port and Kit Moresby, a married couple originally from New York who travel to the North African desert accompanied by their friend Tunner. The journey, initially an attempt by Port and Kit to resolve their marital difficulties, is quickly made fraught by the travelers' ignorance of the dangers that surround them.

The 668th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  2. - 83rd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  3. - 97th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The sheltering sky (Signet books) Mass Market Paperback 8927224 $59.99
El cielo protector (Fin de Siglo) Paperback 6711396 $56.44
Cielo Protector, El Hardcover 9216811 $21.59
The Sheltering Sky Kindle Edition 34084 $9.78 2011
The Sheltering Sky Paperback 1172455 $2.95 $0.01 1998
El Cielo Protector/ Sheltering Sky (Biblioteca Formentor) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6264378 $26.95 $12.18 2006
The Sheltering Sky (Flamingo Modern Classics) Paperback 1188916 $45.69 $0.01
The Sheltering Sky (The Classic Collection) Audio CD 4443115 $9.30 $12.31 2014
El Cielo Protector Paperback 9275305 $32.95
Sheltering Sky Paperback 221720 $5.66 $9.03 2014
El cielo protector (Rústica Digital nº 41) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 260168 $15.99 2015
Paul Bowles: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House (LOA #134) (Library of America Paul Bowles Edition) Hardcover 654080 $49.98 $12.83 2002
The Sheltering Sky, 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 752236 $189.19 $53.05 2000
The Sheltering Sky Paperback 62929 $15.79 $1.45 2005
El cielo protector (Rústica Digital) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2737099 $22.74 $24.90 2015