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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 The Tree of Man
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'Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for company journeys to a remote patch of land he has inherited in the Australian hills. Once the land is cleared and a rudimentary house built, he brings his wife Amy to the wilderness. Together they face lives of joy and sorrow as they struggle against the environment.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Manoly
  • An abridged version was published in New York by Books Abridged, inc. in 1955. It was accompanied by novels by Lionel Shapiro, Budd Schulberg, and Andrew Greer.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking ,
      1955 .
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      Extent: 499p.
      Reprinted: 1955 Five times. , 1974
      Note/s:
      • First published in August 1955. Reprinted five times in 1955.
    • Toronto, Ontario,
      c
      Canada,
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      Americas,
      :
      Macmillan ,
      1955 .
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      Extent: 499p.
      Note/s:
      • This edition published on the same day as the Viking edition.
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Eyre and Spottiswoode ,
      1956 .
      Extent: 499p.
      Reprinted: 1956 Two times.
      Note/s:
      • Photolithographic printing of the Viking edition. Published on 27 April 1956.
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Mitcham, Blackburn - Mitcham - Vermont area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books ,
      1961 .
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      Extent: 479p.
      Note/s:
      • Reprinted twenty times by 1994.
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1973 .
      Reprinted: 1963 , 1967 , 1965 , 1973 , 1972 , 1971 , 1970
      Note/s:
      • Printed in Australia.
      ISBN: 140016570
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Jonathan Cape ,
      1974 .
      Extent: 499p.
      Note/s:
      • Photolithographic printing of the Eyre and Spottiswoode edition.
      ISBN: 0224010085
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Avon Books ,
      1975 .
      Extent: 511p.
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Vintage ,
      1994 .
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      Extent: 479p.
      ISBN: 9780099324515
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Vintage , 2009 .
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      Extent: 479p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 3 August 2009
      ISBN: 9781741667707 (pbk.) :
      Series: y Australian Vintage Classics Vintage Australia (publisher), 2008- Z1484482 2008 series - publisher
Alternative title: Zur Ruhe kam der Baum des Menschen nie : Roman
Language: German
    • Zurich,
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      Switzerland,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Buchklub Ex Libris ,
      1960 .
      Extent: 512p.
      Edition info: Special ed., for bookclub members only
      Reprinted: 1960
    • Stuttgart,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Salzburg,
      c
      Austria,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Zurich,
      c
      Switzerland,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Europaeischer Buchklub ,
      1960 .
      Extent: 511p.
      Edition info: Special ed., for bookclub members only
      Description: Preface by Helmut M. Braem; illustrations by Willy Widmann.
    • Frankfurt am Main,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vienna,
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      Austria,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Zurich,
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      Switzerland,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Büchergilde Gutenberg ,
      1963 .
      Alternative title: Der Baum des Menschen
      Extent: 533p.
    • Rheda-Wiedenbruck,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bertelsmann ,
      1998 .
      Extent: 668p.

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— Appears in: The London Magazine , September vol. 3 no. 9 1956; (p. 64-65, 67, 69)

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