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Cover of: Citizen of the Galaxy | Robert A. Heinlein
About the Book

From helpless slave to beloved son to aspiring merchant to prodigal heir, Citizen of the Galaxy shows the inner and outer growth of a young man in a far-flung Galactic culture. From the moment he is bought and freed by the beggar Baslim (who is far more than he seems), young Toby learns the values of family, self-reliance, discipline, and self-knowledge. Galactic in its scope and personal in its depth, Citizen of the Galaxy is a well-crafted coming of age story set against a galaxy of contrasts.

In a distant galaxy, the atrocity of slavery was alive and well, and young Thorby was just another orphaned boy sold at auction. But his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be: adopting Thorby as his son, he fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy. When the authorities close in on Baslim, Thorby must ride with the Free Traders -- a league of merchant princes -- throughout the many worlds of a hostile galaxy, finding the courage to live by his wits and fight his way from society's lowest rung. But Thorby's destiny will be forever changed when he discovers the truth about his own identity. - Back cover.

22 editions First published in 1957

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May 17, 2005, Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Citizen of the Galaxy
Paperback in English
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December 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Citizen Of The Galaxy
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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December 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Citizen Of The Galaxy
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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December 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Citizen Of The Galaxy
MP3 CD in English - Unabridged edition
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December 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Citizen of the Galaxy
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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December 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Citizen of the Galaxy
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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2001, Hale
Citizen of the Galaxy
in English
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October 1999, Tandem Library
Citizen of the Galaxy
in English
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1992, "Severo-zapad"
Grazhdanin galaktiki
in Russian
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1991, Ballantine Books
Citizen of the galaxy
in English
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1987, Scribner
Citizen of the galaxy
in English
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1985, Gollancz
Citizen of the galaxy
in English
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July 12, 1984, Del Rey
Citizen of the Galaxy
Mass Market Paperback in English
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July 12, 1984, Del Rey
Citizen of the Galaxy
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1981, Penguin
Citizen of the Galaxy
in English
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June 12, 1978, Del Rey
Citizen of the Galaxy
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1978, Ballantine
Citizen of the galaxy.
in English
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1978, Puffin Books
Citizen of the galaxy
in English
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September 1, 1977, Scribner
Citizen of the Galaxy
Board book in English
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1957, Scribner
Citizen of the Galaxy.
in English
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1957, Scribner
Citizen of the Galaxy.
in English
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1957, Gollancz
Citizen of the Galaxy
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