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'A brilliant and original book... Everybody should read it' Guardian

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Reviews

Profoundly important...full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas

New York Times

Mr Pirsig has written a work of great, perhaps urgent, importance... Read this book

Observer

The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent

New Yorker

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an unforgettable trip

Time

Disturbing, deeply moving, full of insights...this is a wonderful book

Times Literary Supplement

It is filled with beauty...a finely made whole that seems to emanate from a very special grace

Baltimore Sun

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099598169

    November 3, 2014

    Vintage

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099786405

    March 1, 2008

    Vintage Classics

    432 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9781448114146

    November 30, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    432 pages

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