Sheltering Sky (Penguin Modern Classics)

3.92 avg rating
( 19,695 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141187778: Sheltering Sky (Penguin Modern Classics)

'The Sheltering Sky is a book about people on the edge of an alien space; somewhere where, curiously, they are never alone' Michael Hoffman. Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavouring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. The results of this casually taken decision are both tragic and compelling.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

American novelist and short-story writer, poet, translator, classical music composer, and filmscorer Paul Bowles has lived as an expatriate for more than 40 years in the North African nation of Morocco, a country that reaches into the vast and inhospitable Sahara Desert. The desert is itself a character in The Sheltering Sky, the most famous of Bowles' books, which is about three young Americans of the postwar generation who go on a walkabout into Northern Africa's own arid heart of darkness. In the process, the veneer of their lives is peeled back under the author's psychological inquiry.

From the Back Cover:

The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures.

A story about three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky explores the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Paul Bowles
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Repr.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Sheltering Sky is a book about people on the edge of an alien space; somewhere where, curiously, they are never alone Michael Hoffman. Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavouring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. The results of this casually taken decision are both tragic and compelling. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Paul Bowles
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Repr.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Sheltering Sky is a book about people on the edge of an alien space; somewhere where, curiously, they are never alone Michael Hoffman. Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavouring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. The results of this casually taken decision are both tragic and compelling. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Paul Bowles
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801411877780000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Paul Bowles
Published by Penguin Classics 2004-01-29 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics 2004-01-29, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00026788

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Paul Bowles (author), Paul Theroux (introduction)
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2004-01-29, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2004-01-29, London, 2004. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Bowles, Paul
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. Book Condition: New. 2004. Paperback. Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavoring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. Editor(s): Hoffman, Michael. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 193 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 274. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bowles, Paul
Published by Penguin Classics (2004)
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2004. Book Condition: New. 2004. Paperback. Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavoring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. Editor(s): Hoffman, Michael. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 193 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 274. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, Michael Hoffman
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, Michael Hoffman, '"The Sheltering Sky" is a book about people on the edge of an alien space; somewhere where, curiously, they are never alone' - Michael Hoffman. Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavoring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. The results of this casually taken decision are both tragic and compelling. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Paul Bowles
Published by Penguin Classics (2004)
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2004. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # L9780141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Paul Bowles
ISBN 10: 0141187778 ISBN 13: 9780141187778
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141187778. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141187778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book