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Books published by publisher Harcourt

  • Life of Pi, Deluxe Illustrated Edition

    Yann Martel, Tomislav Torjanac

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Oct. 7, 2007)
    “Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann MartelLife of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction.In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”
  • Madcap Mystery

    Karin Anckarsvard

    Hardcover (Harcourt, June 15, 1962)
  • Science, Grade 6


    Hardcover (Harcourt, Sept. 1, 2006)
    Science, Grade 6 (View amazon detail page) ASIN: 0153609427
  • Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

    Gary Paulsen

    Hardcover (Harcourt, March 1, 1994)
    Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.
  • Harcourt Social Studies: The United States - Making a New Nation


    Paperback (Harcourt, April 1, 2005)
    occassional marks and writing throughout
  • Star Rangers

    Andre Norton

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Jan. 1, 1953)
    One of several printings, "First Edition" so states on copyright page. The author's second book - common in ex-library state, scarce otherwise. Norton later wrote a sequel entitled "Star Guard."
  • The Double

    Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Oct. 4, 2004)
    Tertuliano Máximo Afonso is a history teacher in a secondary school. He is divorced, involved in a rather one-sided relationship with a bank clerk, and he is depressed. To lift his depression, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film and is unimpressed. During the night, noises in his apartment wake him. He goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video, and as he watches in astonishment he sees a man who looks exactly like him-or, more specifically, exactly like the man he was five years before, mustachioed and fuller in the face. He sleeps badly.Against his own better judgment, Tertuliano decides to pursue his double. As he establishes the man's identity, what begins as a whimsical story becomes a dark meditation on identity and, perhaps, on the crass assumption behind cloning-that we are merely our outward appearance rather than the sum of our experiences.
  • The Burning Bed

    Faith McNulty

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Oct. 1, 1980)
    Recounts the tragic story of a battered wife, who in desperation murdered her tormenting husband, and describes how they met and married, and how their relationship deteriorated
  • Bingo Night at the Fire Hall: Rediscovering Life in an American Village

    Barbara Holland

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Sept. 15, 1997)
    A humorous portrait of the author's life in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains details a small town where everyone gets along and her adventures there, which include finding shelter in a bar during a blizzard and writing obituaries for the local paper.
  • Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages

    Richard E. Rubenstein

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Oct. 15, 2003)
    Europe was in the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of Arab, Jewish, and Christian scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread across Europe like wildfire, offering the scientific point of view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots took place at the universities of Paris and Oxford. Richard Rubenstein recounts with energy and vigor this magnificent story of the intellectual ferment that planted the seeds of the scientific age in Europe and reflects our own struggles with faith and reason.
  • A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War

    William Stevenson

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Feb. 1, 1976)
    An account of the intelligence activities of William Stephenson, code name Intrepid, and of the world's first integrated intelligence network, established in 1940 by Stephenson under the joint aegis of Churchill and Roosevelt
  • The Seven Storey Mountain

    Thomas Merton

    Hardcover (Harcourt Brace, Oct. 4, 1998)
    This beautifully produced commemorative edition includes an account of the book’s original publication by Merton’s editor, Robert Giroux, an Introduction by Merton’s biographer, Father William Shannon, and Merton’s own Introduction to the Japanese edition.