Lanark

by Gray, Alasdair

Lanark, a modern vision of hell set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary, playful imagination, it conveys a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion is to go on trying. First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as one of Britain's leading writers, compared with - among others - Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. This new edition includes an introduction by William Boyd as well as the author's fascinating addendum, the 'Tailpiece' (2001).

Reviews

Review this book!

Available Copies

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Signed, Limited Edition]
More Photos

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Signed, Limited Edition]

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Published
1985
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Ridgewood, New York, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$600.00

Show Details

Description:
Edinburgh: Canongate, 1985. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First thus; limited "definitive" edition. No. 195 of one thousand copies signed and numbered by Gray on the front free endpaper. Octavo (9.5 x 6.5 in.), 560pp., black textured paper boards, gilt-stamped on boards and spine, in dust jacket. Gray's first book, over which he labored intermittently for more than two decades… Read more about this item
Item Price
$600.00
Lanark: A Life in Four Books.

Lanark: A Life in Four Books.

by Gray, Alasdair.

Condition
Used - Very good, very slightly cocked, in a near fine dust jacket.
Edition
First American edition.
Published
1985
Binding
Black textured boards, gilt spine title, gilt phrase wrapped from back cover to front.
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Reno, Nevada, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$65.00

Show Details

Description:
New York.: George Braziller., 1985. First American edition.. Black textured boards, gilt spine title, gilt phrase wrapped from back cover to front.. Very good, very slightly cocked, in a near fine dust jacket.. 24x16 cm.. weight: 2.3 lb.
Item Price
$65.00
LANARK: A LIFE IN FOUR BOOKS
More Photos

LANARK: A LIFE IN FOUR BOOKS

by GRAY, Alasdair:

Condition
Used
Edition
First edition, first printing
Quantity Available
1
Seller
York, North Yorkshire, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$1,251.22

Show Details

Description:
Edinburgh: Canongate. 1981. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, with scarlet endpapers. A very fine copy, tight and square, with no marks. The lower outside edge of the page-block seems to have been bumped at some point (perhaps during manufacture, as the board remains… Read more about this item
Item Price
$1,251.22
Lanark: A Life in Four Books

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Later printing
Published
1985
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0586086137
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Montmorillon, FRA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$70.58

Show Details

Description:
London: Paladin, 1985. Later printing. Paperback. Very Good. 5th printing of this trade paperback edition. Previous owner's initials neatly in ink on the half-title else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers.
Item Price
$70.58
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books
More Photos

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1985
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0807611085
Quantity Available
1
Seller
South Pasadena, California, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$85.00

Show Details

Description:
George Braziller, 1985 First Printing, gilt-stamped black papered boards in unclipped dust jacket, no markings, NOT ex-lib, a Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket with a touch of sun to the spine and a closed tear top front panel at fold (dj in mylar protector); lg 8vo; 560pp illus. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.
Item Price
$85.00
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Limited Edition, Signed]
More Photos

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Limited Edition, Signed]

by GRAY, Alasdair

Condition
Used
Edition
Limited Edition
Published
1985
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Winchester, Virginia, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$750.00

Show Details

Description:
Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing, 1985. Limited Edition. One of 1,000 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.778. Octavo (24cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and covers; dustjacket; [viii],560,[8]pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced £15), with gentle sunning to the spine. "Gray's first novel is a true… Read more about this item
Item Price
$750.00
Lanark: A Life in Four Books

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
Used - VG : in very good condition without dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1981
Binding
Black hardback cloth cover
ISBN 10
0903937743
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Alnwick, Northumberland, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$205.33

Show Details

Description:
Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 560pp. .
Item Price
$205.33
No image available

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by GRAY, Alasdair

Condition
Used
Published
1985
ISBN 10
0807611085
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Wadsworth, Illinois, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$60.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: George Braziller, 1985. First U.S. edition and first printing. Hardcover. 560 pages. Gray's very well received first book which was selected to be a "Burgess 99" title. A tight near fine copy in cloth boards with a former owner signature to the front free endpaper and in a very good plus dust jacket with some minor wear.… Read more about this item
Item Price
$60.00
Lanark: A Life in Four Books

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by Alasdair Gray

Condition
New
Binding
Paperback / softback
ISBN 10
1782117148
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Southport, Merseyside, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$16.58

Show Details

Description:
Paperback / softback. New. 'The best Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott' ANTHONY BURGESS. The cornerstone epic, introduced by William Boyd
Item Price
$16.58
Lanark: A Life in Four Books

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by GRAY, Alasdair

Condition
Used - Very Good
Published
1981
Binding
Softcover
ISBN 10
0060908629
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$60.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Softcover. Very Good. First American edition. Illustrated wrappers. Topedge slightly foxed, covers with modest edgewear, very good. Author's excellent first book.
Item Price
$60.00
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books

by GRAY, Alasdair

Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Published
1981
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Winchester, Virginia, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$500.00

Show Details

Description:
Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing, 1981. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (24cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [x],560,[6]pp. Original promotional bookmark loosely laid in. Spine ends gently nudged, else a clean, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced £7.95), with light wear to extremities and a few tiny tears; Near Fine. "Gray's first novel is a… Read more about this item
Item Price
$500.00
Lanark (Canons): A Life in Four Books

Lanark (Canons): A Life in Four Books

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0857861786
Quantity Available
1
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$12.32

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Item Price
$12.32
Lanark: A Life in Four Books

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by GRAY, Alasdair

Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Published
1981
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$800.00

Show Details

Description:
Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Author's excellent first book. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.
Item Price
$800.00
LANARK
More Photos

LANARK

by GRAY ALASDAIR

Condition
Used
Jacket Condition
Dust Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1981
Binding
Hard Cover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Leicester, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$609.57

Show Details

Description:
Canongate, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. A near fine copy in like D/W with a faint crease to the front flap and miniscule shelf wear at the head of the spine
Item Price
$609.57
Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics)

Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics)

by Alasdair Gray

Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1841959073
Quantity Available
1
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.86

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Item Price
$9.86
Lanark: A Life In Four Books (inscribed & dated by the author)

Lanark: A Life In Four Books (inscribed & dated by the author)

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
Used
Edition
First edition (& 1st printing)
Published
1981
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Farway, Colyton, Devon, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$1,320.84

Show Details

Description:
Canongate: Edinburgh, 1981. First edition (& 1st printing). Hardcover. SF novel. The author's first book. BOLDLY SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER/''To Erik from Alasdair 29th May 1990''. With specially printed Lanark publicity bookmark laid in. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of creasing along top soine… Read more about this item
Item Price
$1,320.84
No image available

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by Alasdair Gray

Condition
New
Binding
Hardback
ISBN 10
1838852905
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Southport, Merseyside, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$24.04

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. New. <b>40th anniversary commemorative hardback edition of the modern classic</b>
Item Price
$24.04
Lanark.

Lanark.

by GRAY, Alasdair.

Condition
Used
Published
1981
Quantity Available
1
Seller
London, London, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$1,152.40

Show Details

Description:
1981. Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing, 1981. 8vo. Original black cloth, title gilt to spine, in decorative dust wrapper; pp. [viii], 561; minor enclosed tear to head of spine of wrapper; very light rubbing to top edge of wrapper; internally bright and clean, near fine. First edition, boldly signed by the author to the front free endpaper. A… Read more about this item
Item Price
$1,152.40
Lanark

Lanark

by Alasdair Gray

Condition
Used - Very Good
Published
2016
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1782117148
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Antwerpen, BEL
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 1 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$115.00

Show Details

Description:
Canongate Canons, 2016. Paperback. Very Good. Lanark by Alasdair Gray. Canongate Canons, 2016. Paperback, 592 pp. Very Good
Item Price
$115.00
No image available

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by Gray, Alasdair

Condition
New
Published
1985-03-01
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0807611085
Quantity Available
1
Seller
San Diego, California, USA
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$171.70

Show Details

Description:
George Braziller, 1985-03-01. Hardcover. New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!
Item Price
$171.70