Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List


Best Seller
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Paperback $18.00
May 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780553375404

Also available from:

See All Formats (2) +
  • May 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780553375404

    Also available from:

  • Dec 16, 2009 | ISBN 9780307574800

    Available from:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Product Details


“A thoughtful, fearlessly low-key novel about the role of our species on the planet . . . laid out for us with an originality and a clarity that few would deny.”—The New York Times Book Review

“[Quinn entraps] us in the dialogue itself, in the sweet and terrible lucidity of Ishmael’s analysis of the human condition. . . . It was surely for this deep, clear persuasiveness of argument that Ishmael was given its huge prize.”—The Washington Post

“It is as suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year.”—The Austin Chronicle

“Deserves high marks as a serious—and all too rare—effort that is unflinchingly engaged with fundamental life-and-death concerns.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Back to Top