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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of it's original publication, a cloth edition of Tim O'Brien's classic novel.

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ISBN 9780547391175
Published 1 December 2010 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback, 20th Anniversary ed.
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Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
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ISBN-13 9780547391175
ISBN-10 054739117X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publication Date 1 December 2010
International Publication Date 22 March 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 20th Anniversary ed.
Edition 20th Anniversary ed.
Author(s) By O'Brien, Tim
Category Award Winning
War Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 233
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 358g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Psychological fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Veterans
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 920086

Description of this Book

On the twentieth anniversary of its publication, The Things They Carried returns to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in paperback, with over two million copies in print. A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O'Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere--from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing--it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Delaware Diamonds Award (High School) 2010

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Author's Bio

Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are the acclaimed novels In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, If I Die in a Combat Zone, and July, July. In the Lake of the Woods received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named Time magazine's best novel of the year.

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