Fools Of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor—"Ireland’s answer to Chekhov" (The Boston Globe) and "one of the best writers of our era" (The Washington Post)—to our distinguished list of literary masters. In this award-winning novel, an informer’s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive. Fatherless, Willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother’s bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind.

First time in Penguin Classics Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

Available copies

cover of Fools of Fortune (Limited Edition, Signed)

Fools of Fortune (Limited Edition, Signed)

by William Trevor

Seller
Perplexial
Published
1983
Condition
Very Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£820.18

Show Details

Description:
Fools of Fortune by William Trevor LIMITED EDITION 30/50, SIGNED, FIRST EDITION An extremely rare copy of Fools of Fortune by the recently deceased William Trevor. There was a total of 50 total copies printed in the world, and it is signed by the author on the back page. The book is unread, has a bit of wear due to its… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£820.18
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1983-04-28
Condition
New
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£171.30

Show Details

Description:
The Bodley Head Ltd, 1983-04-28. Hardcover. New. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£171.30
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune.

by TREVOR, William.

Seller
Peter Ellis bookseller
Published
1983
Item Price
£125.00

Show Details

Description:
The Bodley Head, London., 1983. First edition. Octavo. A 239-page novel.Loosely inserted is a Typed Letter Signed by the author, on his headed paper and dated 6/10/83: about 120 words to a Martin discussing the possibility of writing three short plays.Letter: folded twice; very good. Book: top corner of rear cover slightly bumped; near fine in near-fine, price-clipped dustwrapper.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£125.00
cover of Fools of Fortune.

Fools of Fortune.

by TREVOR, William.

Seller
Shapero Rare Books
Item Price
£85.00

Show Details

Description:
London, Bodley Head, 1983. . First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's blue boards, titles to spine gilt, with the pictorial dust jacket. A superb copy. First edition of William Trevor's Fools of Fortune in the original dust jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£85.00
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1983-10-10
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£81.79

Show Details

Description:
The Viking Press, 1983-10-10. Hardcover. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£81.79
No cover image available

Fools Of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
Condition
As New
Edition
F
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£69.79

Show Details

Description:
Viking, 1983 Book. As New. F. As New. First Edition. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:0-670-32355-1. Mint copy of ARC..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£69.79
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1983-10-10
Condition
New
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£65.36

Show Details

Description:
The Viking Press, 1983-10-10. Hardcover. New. As new.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£65.36
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1983-10-10
Condition
New
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£65.36

Show Details

Description:
The Viking Press, 1983-10-10. Hardcover. New. As new.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£65.36
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1983-10-10
Condition
New
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£65.18

Show Details

Description:
The Viking Press, 1983-10-10. Hardcover. New. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£65.18
No cover image available

Fools Of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1984-10-02
Condition
New
ISBN
9780140068764
Item Price
£62.21

Show Details

Description:
Penguin UK, 1984-10-02. Paperback. New. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£62.21
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
MDS Books
Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
£61.58

Show Details

Description:
London: Bodley Head, 1983. First Edition . Hardcover. First UK Edition. Fine book in a near Fine unclipped Dustjacket, with evidence tape removal on the inside top flaps, probably from a previous fastened plastic jacket cover. Winner of the Whitebread award.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£61.58
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1984-09-04
Condition
New
ISBN
9780140111811
Item Price
£60.97

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Books, 1984-09-04. Paperback. New. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£60.97
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
1984-09-04
Condition
New
ISBN
9780140069822
Item Price
£51.15

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Books, 1984-09-04. Paperback. New. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£51.15
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Sanctum Books
Published
2006
Condition
New
ISBN
9780143039624
Item Price
£45.98

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006. Paperback. New. 7.7 x 5 cm.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£45.98
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
A - Z Books
Published
2006
Condition
New
ISBN
9780143039624
Item Price
£45.98

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006. Paperback. New. 7.7 x 5 cm.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£45.98
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Vikram Jain Books
Published
2006
Condition
New
ISBN
9780143039624
Item Price
£45.98

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006. Paperback. New. 7.7 x 5 cm. Fools of Fortune Trevor, William
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£45.98
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
BookVistas
Published
2006
Condition
New
ISBN
9780143039624
Item Price
£45.98

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006. Paperback. New. 7.7 x 5 cm.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£45.98
No cover image available

Fools Of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.)
Published
[1983]
Condition
Fine Condition
Edition
Advanced Reading Copy
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£44.33

Show Details

Description:
New York: Viking Press, [1983]. Advanced Reading Copy. paperback. Fine Condition. Bound in publisher's original white wraps. Letter from the publisher laid-in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£44.33
cover of Fools of Fortune (SIGNED)

Fools of Fortune (SIGNED)

by William Trevor

Seller
Come By Chance Books (IOBA)
Published
1983
Condition
Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£37.72

Show Details

Description:
New York, New York, USA: The Viking Press, 1983. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good+. 239 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by the author on the title page. Signed by Greg Gatenby- founder of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, on the ffep. First American Edition/Second Printing. Surface wear to dust jacket. Ink stain to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£37.72
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Brimstones
Published
1983
Condition
/Dust Jacket Included
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£30.00

Show Details

Description:
The Viking Press, New York, 1983,. /Dust Jacket Included. 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0670323551 Signed by Author(s) 1st edition, hardback, 8vo, 239pp, signed by the author on presentation bookplate on on endpaper, page edges slightly browned, text clean and sound, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper; not price-clipped. ISBN: 0670323551 .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£30.00
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£30.00

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£30.00
cover of Fools of fortune

Fools of fortune

by Trevor, William (1928-2016)

Seller
MW Books Ltd.
Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£24.63

Show Details

Description:
London : Bodley Head, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description: 238 pages ; 21cm. Subjects: Families, Ireland ; Fiction.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£24.63
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Better World Books
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£22.96

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Publishing Group. Used - Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£22.96
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1983-04-28
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£22.79

Show Details

Description:
The Bodley Head Ltd, 1983-04-28. Hardcover. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£22.79
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune [VHS]

by William Trevor [Writer]

Seller
Bargain Treasures
Published
2000-05-12
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9786302067286
Item Price
£20.46

Show Details

Description:
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2000-05-12. VHS Tape. Very Good. **VHS**VHS**VHS** This is a VHS tape. NOT a DVD. Former rental. Customer service is our goal!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£20.46
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Bookworks
Item Price
£16.42

Show Details

Description:
New York: Viking, 1983 Original Wraps. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Octavo. has little creases and rubbing, spots. Some fading of red text on front cover. Decent copy..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£16.42
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by TREVOR, William

Seller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
£14.78

Show Details

Description:
New York: Viking, 1983. Softcover. Very Good. Very good in wrappers. Advanced Reading Copy. Book spine lightly browned. Top corner creased. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£14.78
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1984-02
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780896215153
Item Price
£13.28

Show Details

Description:
Thorndike Pr, 1984-02. Hardcover. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£13.28
cover of Fools of Fortune: A Novel

Fools of Fortune: A Novel

by Trevor, William

Seller
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First US Edition/First Printing
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£13.14

Show Details

Description:
New York: The Viking Press, 1983. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Another brilliant novel from the master. In tan boards with green cloth and gilt to spine. Bottom corners dinged with split to bottom rear. Jacket is unclipped ($13.95) with 1/3 inch and 1/8 inch tears to bottom of rear panel and some very faint… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£13.14
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1984-09-04
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9780140069822
Item Price
£12.50

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Books, 1984-09-04. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£12.50
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Monroe Street Books
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st US
Item Price
£12.32

Show Details

Description:
NY: Viking, 1983. 1st US. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. dj price clipped Record # 7491
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£12.32
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1984-09-04
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780140111811
Item Price
£11.13

Show Details

Description:
Penguin (Non-Classics), 1984-09-04. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£11.13
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Hammonds Books
Published
1984
ISBN
9780140068764
Item Price
£10.26

Show Details

Description:
Penquin Books: Penquin Books. 1984. softcover. 0140068767 . B014589; 237 pp softcover, good contents & wraps .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£10.26
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£9.28

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£9.28
cover of Fools of Fortune (William Trevor Backlist Novels)

Fools of Fortune (William Trevor Backlist Novels)

by Trevor, William

Seller
The Monster Bookshop
Published
2015-01-29
Condition
New
ISBN
9780241969496
Item Price
£9.26

Show Details

Description:
Penguin, 2015-01-29. Paperback. New. 1.9036 cent in x 19.7970 cent in x 12.8934 cent in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£9.26
cover of FOOLS OF FORTUNE

FOOLS OF FORTUNE

by Trevor, William

Seller
biblioboy
Published
1984
Condition
Good
Edition
Later Printing
ISBN
9780140111811
Item Price
£9.69

Show Details

Description:
[London]: Penguin Books [c.1984]. Good. 1984. Later Printing. Trade Paperback. 0140111816 . Later [13th] printing thus. [192] pages [last numbered page is 191]. Otherwise VG copy [spine cocked and creased, cover creasing, cheap text paper tanning] with name and date inside the front cover and date to the last page. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£9.69
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£9.28

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. Acceptable.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£9.28
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1984-09-04
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780140069822
Item Price
£9.16

Show Details

Description:
Penguin (Non-Classics), 1984-09-04. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£9.16
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by TREVOR, WILLIAM

Seller
Hard To Find Books
Item Price
£8.73

Show Details

Description:
The Bodley Head 1983. FIRST EDITION, octavo hardcover (VG+) in d/w (VG+); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£8.73
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William (Author)

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2015
Condition
New
ISBN
9780241969496
Item Price
£8.18

Show Details

Description:
Penguin, 2015. Paperback. New. 224 pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£8.18
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune.

by Trevor, William

Seller
ATGBooks
Condition
Good
Edition
1
Item Price
£8.21

Show Details

Description:
1 . hardback. Good. 1st ed. NY (Viking) 1983. Library withdrawal stamps, else a good copy in dust wrapper.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£8.21
No cover image available

Fools of fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Chapter 1 Books
Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£8.21

Show Details

Description:
The Bodley Head, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Publication of 238 pages. The dust jacket is in fine condition. The boards are in fine condition. Internally the pages are immaculately clean and complete. Tightly bound and presented beautifully in cellophane. The binding is excellent. GK. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£8.21
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Golden Bridge Books
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
£8.20

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good. Standard used condition. May have some wear, highlighting, notes, creasing, previous owner's name, etc. May or may not include supplements such as infotrac or other web access codes (the dust cover may be missing). Fast & reliable delivery. Exceptional customer service.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£8.20
No cover image available

Fools of fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Discover Books
Condition
GOOD
ISBN
9780370309538
Item Price
£8.00

Show Details

Description:
Bodley Head. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£8.00
No cover image available

Fools Of Fortune (King Penguin)

by Trevor, William

Seller
Wonder Book
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780140068764
Item Price
£6.23

Show Details

Description:
Penguin UK. Used - Good. Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£6.23
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by William Trevor

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1983-10-10
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780670323555
Item Price
£5.99

Show Details

Description:
The Viking Press, 1983-10-10. Hardcover. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£5.99
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Keyes Consulting
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN
9780241969496
Item Price
£5.97

Show Details

Description:
Viking. Used - Very Good. Great shape- pages are unmarked and sharp. Paperback Used - Very Good Ships fast! 2015
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£5.97
No cover image available

Fools Of Fortune (King Penguin)

by Trevor, William

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
1984
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780140068764
Item Price
£5.90

Show Details

Description:
Penguin UK, 1984. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£5.90
No cover image available

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Better World Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780140120981
Item Price
£5.81

Show Details

Description:
Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£5.81
cover of Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

by Trevor, William

Seller
Better World Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780241969496
Item Price
£5.65

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Books, Limited. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£5.65