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An edition of The Silence of the Lambs (1625)

The Silence of the Lambs

BOMC edition
  • 4.17 ·
  • 24 Ratings
  • 221 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading
  • 41 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Language
English
Pages
338

Previews available in: Hungarian Polish English French Dutch

Thomas Harris will seize you with an emotion more profound than terror.

Of his previous novel, Stephen King wrote, "The book simply comes at you and comes at you, finally leaving you shaken and sober and afraid on a deeper level than simple 'thrills' alone furnish." Harris' new book is his most powerful and provocative, a novel with an impact unlike any other.

The time is now. A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname - Buffalo Bill - is stalking particular women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the F.B.I. Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, Chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and grisly killer now kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Lecter's insight into the minds of murders could help track and capture Buffalo Bill.

Smart and attractive, Starling is shaken to find herself in a strange, intense relationship with the acutely perceptive Lecter. His cryptic clues - about Buffalo Bill and about her - launch Clarice on a search that every reader will find starling, harrowing, and totally compelling.

The Silence of the Lambs is an ingenious, masterfully written novel that will be the most talked-about best-seller of the year.
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2002, Amber
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Le silence des agneaux: Roman
1996-01, Éd. de la Seine
Paperback in French
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De schreeuw van het lam
1995, Poema Pocket
Mass Market Paperback in Dutch - Movie Tie-In Edition
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The Silence of The Lambs
1991 01, St. Martin's Paperbacks
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
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The Silence of the Lambs
1991?, St Martins Paperbacks
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
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The Silence of the Lambs
1991, BCA
Hardcover in English
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The Silence of the Lambs
1991, Mandarin
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition, 28th reprint
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The Silence of the Lambs
1988, St. Martin's Press
Hardcover in English - BOMC edition

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New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1988

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3558.A6558 S5 1988

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
338p.
Number of pages
338

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL33891299M
Internet Archive
silenceoflambs0000harr_m8a6
ISBN 10
0312022824
ISBN 13
9780312022822
LCCN
88018203
OCLC/WorldCat
489014623
Goodreads
46231326

Work Description

The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological horror novel by Thomas Harris. First published in 1988, it is the sequel to Harris's 1981 novel Red Dragon. Both novels feature the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, this time pitted against FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.

The novel won the 1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.
The novel also won the 1989 Anthony Award for Best Novel.

It was nominated for the 1989 World Fantasy Award.

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Behavioral Science, the FBI section that deals with serial murder, is on the bottom floor of the Academy building at Quantico, half-buried in the earth.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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