The Laughter of Carthage

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The second of the Between the Wars sequence or Pyat Quartet

Publishing History (UK)

  • Hardcover, Secker & Warburg, 608pp., ISBN: 0-436-28460-X, 3 Sep 1984
  • Trade Paperback, Flamingo, 608pp., ISBN: 0-00-654107-0, 10 Oct 1985, Cover by Chris Corr
  • Trade Paperback, Jonathan Cape, 608pp., ISBN: 0-224-03532-0, 16 July 1992, Cover by Andrew Hirniak
  • Trade Paperback, Phoenix, 608pp., ISBN: 1-85799-048-X, 7 April 1994, Cover by Blacksheep
  • Trade Paperback, Vintage, 608pp., ISBN: 0-099-48513-3, 5 Jan 2006, Cover by Stephen Parker

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Publishing History (US)

  • Hardcover, Random House, 561pp., ISBN: 0-394-52997-9, Dec 1984, Cover by John Sposato
  • Paperback, PM Press, 448pp., ISBN: 978-1-60486-492-2, July 2012, Cover by Linda Steele
  • eBook, PM Press, ISBN: 978-1-60486-492-2, September 2012

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Mike Says

  • "The idea is basically that I've improved Pyat's English (as editor) and done what I could with some of the other languages and otherwise left in examples of his half-crazed mixture of languages he's picked up on his travels. He denies any Jewish background but, of course, does break into Yiddish occasionally, and understands it."[1]



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