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Up Above the World

Up Above the World

(1966)
A novel by

 
On the terrace of an eloborate hilltop apartment overlooking a Central American capital, four people sit making polite conversation. The American couple -- an elderly physician and his young wife -- are tourists. Their host, whom they have just met, is a young man of striking good looks and charm. The girl, who is his mistress, is very young and very beautiful. Sitting there, with drinks in their hands, watching the sunset, the Slades seem to be experiencing the sort of fortunate chance encounter that travelers cherish. But amidst the civilities and small talk, one remark proves prophetic. The host says to the American woman: "It's not exactly what you think." Masterfully -- with the poetic control that has always characterized his work -- Paul Bowles leads the reader beneath the surface of hospitality and luxury into a tortuous maze of human relationships and shifting moods, until what seems at first a merely casual encounter is seen to be one rooted in viciousness and horror.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Up Above the World
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-88001-302-8 / 978-0-88001-302-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS @ PUBLISHERS
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January 1967 : UK Hardback
Title: Up Above the World
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-7206-9381-0 / 978-0-7206-9381-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Up Above the World (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-14-119138-4 / 978-0-14-119138-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Up Above the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-06-113735-9 / 978-0-06-113735-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Up Above the World (Peter Owen Modern Classic)
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-7206-1087-7 / 978-0-7206-1087-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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February 1996 : USA Paperback
Title: Up Above The World
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-88001-500-4 / 978-0-88001-500-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Up Above The World (Abacus Books)
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-349-10183-3 / 978-0-349-10183-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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October 1982 : USA Paperback
Title: Up above the world
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-88001-008-8 / 978-0-88001-008-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Press
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August 1984 : UK Paperback
Title: Up Above the World (Arena Books)
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-09-933920-X / 978-0-09-933920-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arena Arrow
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June 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Up Above the World
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-14-003117-0 / 978-0-14-003117-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Up Above the World
Author(s): Paul Bowles
Publisher: Audible Studios
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