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Title: The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five

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Title: The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five Title Record # 16847
Author: Doris Lessing
Date: 1980-03-12
Type: NOVEL
Series: Canopus in Argos: Archives
Series Number: 2
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: WorldCat: This is the story of the kindly Queen of Zone Three, who rules a land free of all harshness, and her forced marriage with the soldier-king of Zone Four, which is hierarchic, disciplined, inflexible, dutiful. This apparently difficult marriage, unwanted by both, requires a compromise between impulse and reason, between instinct and logic. Ben Ata learns to accept and then to love the ruler of Zone Three and her alien ways; and she learns to love and to need him. But when the Queen is commanded by the Providers to return to her own realm, she must obey, shattering though it is to leave her husband and child. Ben Ata, in turn, is ordered to marry the savage beauty who rules Zone Five, a land that both unites and reverses the other two Zones. In 'The Marriages' Doris Lessing uses science-fiction brilliantly to investigate the conflict between men and women. Once again, invented planets allow her to deploy her unillusioned knowledge of the real world of the reader
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Translations
Year Language Title
1981Translated by J. W. Korthals
Dutch De Huwelijken tussen de Zones Drie, Vier en Vijf
1984Translated by Manfred Ohl and Hans Sartorius
German Die Ehen zwischen den Zonen Drei, Vier und Fünf
1999Translated by Matilde Horne
Spanish Los matrimonios entre las zonas tres, cuatro y cinco
1999 Turkish
Üçüncü Dördüncü ve Beşinci Kuşaklar Arasındaki Evlilikler?Üçüncü Dördüncü ve Besinci Kusaklar Arasindaki Evlilikler

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (As Narrated by the Chroniclers of Zone Three) 1980-00-00 Doris Lessing Jonathan Cape 0-224-01790-X £5.95 245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel David Prout Checkmark
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (As Narrated by the Chroniclers of Zone Three) 1980-04-00 Doris Lessing Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-50914-5 $10.00 245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Paul Gamarello Checkmark
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (As Narrated by the Chroniclers of Zone Three) 1981-00-00 Doris Lessing Panther / Granada 0-586-05338-7 £1.95 299
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
De Huwelijken tussen de Zones Drie, Vier en Vijf 1981-00-00 Doris Lessing Bert Bakker (Contact Paperback)     254
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five 1981-08-00 Doris Lessing Vintage Books 0-394-74978-2 $4.95 245
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Checkmark
Die Ehen zwischen den Zonen Drei, Vier und Fünf 1984-00-00 Doris Lessing S. Fischer 3-10-043907-4 DM 34.00 301+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Wolfgang Rudelius Checkmark
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five 1985-00-00 Doris Lessing Panther 0-586-05338-7 £2.50 299+
[5]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
Die Ehen zwischen den Zonen Drei, Vier und Fünf 1987-00-00 Doris Lessing Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #9147) 3-596-29147-X DM 12.80 301+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five 1988-00-00 Doris Lessing Grafton 0-586-05338-7 £2.95 299
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
Canopus in Argos: Archives 1992-12-29 Doris Lessing Vintage Books (Vintage International) 0-679-74184-4 $25.00 xii+
1228
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni  
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five 1994-05-00 Doris Lessing Flamingo 0-00-654720-6 £6.99 299
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Catherine Denvir , George Snow  
Los matrimonios entre las zonas tres, cuatro y cinco 1999-04-01 Doris Lessing Minotauro 84-450-7081-9 $12.35  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Üçüncü Dördüncü ve Beşinci Kuşaklar Arasındaki Evlilikler?Üçüncü Dördüncü ve Besinci Kusaklar Arasindaki Evlilikler
1999-09-00 Doris Lessing
Çiviyazıları?Civiyazilari
975-8086-44-8 TL 16.00 319
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Die Ehen zwischen den Zonen Drei, Vier und Fünf 2001-06-00 Doris Lessing btb 3-442-72773-1 DM 18.00 318
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
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