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November 23, 2012 | History

The cider house rules: a novel 11 editions

Cover of: The cider house rules by John Irving
About the Book

To call St. Cloud a village in the 1920s is to overstate the case -- it's a train station, an orphanage and an abandoned lumber camp. But the place is surprisingly busy, with a steady stream of pregnant women arriving at the station and walking up the long hill to Dr. Wilbur Larch's office at the orphanage.

Dr. Larch, to use the local parlance, does both the Lord's work and the Devil's: he delivers unwanted babies and finds homes for them, he also performs abortions. To Dr. Larch these are not two kinds of work but one.

This is a novel about orphans and Maine apple orchards and 19th century American morals. Beyond that, it deals with fragility of rules and rituals in everyday life. It also warns that, for basics like falling in love or saving lives, rules seem to offer little validity or comfort.

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Cover of: Saidā hausu rūru =
1987, Bungei Shunjū
Saidā hausu rūru =
in Japanese
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1985, Cape
The Cider House rules
in English
Cover of: Gottes Werk und Teufels Beitrag.
1988, Diogenes
Gottes Werk und Teufels Beitrag.
in German
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1994, Corgi
The cider house rules
in English
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1999, Modern Library
The cider house rules
in English
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Publisher unknown
The Cider house rules.
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Publish date unknown, Morrow
The cider house rules
- 1st trade ed.
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1985, Morrow
The cider house rules
in English - 1st trade ed.
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1986, Bantam Books
The cider house rules
in English - Bantam ed.
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1985, Morrow
The cider house rules
in English
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1993, Ballantine Books
The cider house rules
in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.

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