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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B 

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B (1969)
A novel by J P Donleavy

 
The New York Times Book Review called The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy's hilarious, bittersweet tale of a lost young man's existential odyssey, "a triumphant piece of writing, achieved with that total authority, total mastery which shows that a fine writer is fully extended...." In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches in Paris and raised by his governess, Balthazar is shipped off to a British boarding school, where he meets the noble but naughty Beefy. The duo matriculate to Trinity College, Dublin, where Balthazar reads zoology and Beefy prepares for holy orders, all the while sharing amorous adventures high and low, until their university careers come to an abrupt and decidedly unholy end. Written with trademark bravado and a healthy dose of sincerity, The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B is vintage Donleavy.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1969 : Hardback
Title: Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 0413444503 / 9780413444509 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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June 1968 : Hardback
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): James Patrick Donleavy
ISBN: 0440004845 / 9780440004844 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : Paperback
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 0802137962 / 9780802137968 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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July 1988 : Paperback
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar
Author(s): J.P. Donleavy
ISBN: 0871132257 / 9780871132253 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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January 1977 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 0440304717 / 9780440304715 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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July 1970 : Paperback
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 0140030565 / 9780140030563 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : Audio CD
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 1491507470 / 9781491507476
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : Audio CD
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 1491507004 / 9781491507001
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : MP3 CD
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: 1491507942 / 9781491507940
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J.P. Donleavy
ISBN: B00603XLFM
Publisher: The Lilliput Press
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September 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J.P. Donleavy
ISBN: B006ZOYMM2
Publisher: The Lilliput Press
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December 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: B008UX8CM2
Publisher: Grove Press
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November 1967 : Kindle edition
Title: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
Author(s): J. P. Donleavy
ISBN: B002ZG7QFE
Publisher: Grove Press
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