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Title:
"In a Good Cause—"?"In a Good Cause-"
Title Record # 63773
Author: Isaac Asimov
Date: 1951-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1957 Ideals Die Hard
1991
'In a Good Cause ― '?'In a Good Cause - '
Year Language Title
1956Translated by Walter Ernsting.
German Der Zweck heiligt die Mittel
1964Translated by P. J. J. Seebregts
Dutch Voor een goede zaak
1964Translated by Roberta Rambelli
Italian In una buona causa
1970Translated by Simone Hilling
French En une juste cause
1970 Portuguese Numa Boa Causa
1971Translated by Hilia Brinis
Italian Per una buona causa
1973Translated by Eva Sander. DO NOT MERGE this record with the same title used to translate another Asimov story ("The C-Chute") in 1958.
German Die Geschichte eines Helden
1977Translated by Nikola Popović
Croatian Za dobru stvar
1992Translated by Carlos Gardini.
Spanish "En una buena causa ..."

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
New Tales of Space and Time 1951-11-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Henry Holt  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xiii+
294
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Lawrence H. Hoffman Checkmark
New Tales of Space and Time 1952-00-00 ed. Raymond J. Healey Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Science Fiction Shelf)  
10/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
279
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
New Tales of Space and Time 1952-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Pocket Books 908
$0.25?$: US dollar
xiii+
273
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.
anth Charles Frank Checkmark
New Tales of Space and Time 1953-02-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Pocket Books 908
$0.25?$: US dollar
xiii+
273
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.
anth Charles Frank Checkmark
New Tales of Space and Time 1953-04-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Pocket Books 908
C$0.25?C$: Canadian dollar
xiii+
273
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.
anth Charles Frank Checkmark
Utopia-Science-Fiction-Magazin, #4 1956-11-19 ed. Walter Ernsting Pabel USFM04
DM 1.50?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
128
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karl Stephan Checkmark
Authentic Science Fiction, March 1957 1957-03-00 ed. E. C. Tubb Hamilton & Co.  
2/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
128
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.
mag Kirby Checkmark
New Tales of Space and Time 1958-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Cardinal / Pocket Books C-319
$0.35?$: US dollar
xiii+
273
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
New Tales of Space and Time 1958-12-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Cardinal / Pocket Books C-319
C$0.35?C$: Canadian dollar
xiii+
273
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.
anth Paul Lehr  
New Tales of Space and Time 1959-07-00 ed. Raymond J. Healy Cardinal / Pocket Books C-319
C$0.35?C$: Canadian dollar
xiii+
273
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.
anth Paul Lehr Checkmark
Science fiction verhalen 3 1964-00-00 Isaac Asimov Het Spectrum (Prisma #1019) 1019 ƒ1.50 183
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.
coll Eppo Doeve Checkmark
Dodici volte domani 1964-02-15 Isaac Asimov Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #4)  
Lit 1,400?Lit: Italian lira
423
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.
coll Duccio Alessandri Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1969-00-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday (Doubleday Science Fiction)  
$5.95?$: US dollar
343
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Amelia S. Edwards  
Nightfall and Other Stories 1969-12-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday / SFBC (Doubleday Science Fiction) 2099
$1.69?$: US dollar
343
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Amelia S. Edwards Checkmark
Dodici volte domani 1970-00-00 Isaac Asimov Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #4)     423
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Duccio Alessandri Checkmark
Amor Dimensão 5 1970-00-00 ed. Gumercindo Rocha Dorea Edições GRD (Coleção Ficção Científica Gigante #7)     151
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.
anth  
Nightfall and Other Stories 1970-06-25 Isaac Asimov Rapp & Whiting 0-85391-157-6
35/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
344
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
L'amour, vous connaissez ? 1970-07-25 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#125)
    251
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.
coll  
Nightfall and Other Stories 1970-11-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest M1486
$0.95?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll Checkmark
Urania #569 1971-06-27 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Mondadori 569
Lit 300?Lit: Italian lira
168
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1971-10-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03537-0
£0.30?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1972-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03657-1
£0.30?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1973-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03657-1
£0.30?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Der Todeskanal 1973-04-13 Isaac Asimov Pabel (Terra Taschenbuch #209) TTB209
DM 2.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
158
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.
coll
Rita Mühlbauer?Rita Muehlbauer
, Hanno Rink
Checkmark
L'amour, vous connaissez ? 1974-03-19 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#125)
    251
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.
coll  
Nightfall Two 1976-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-03537-0
£0.50?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1976-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther 0-586-03657-1
£0.50?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1977-07-00 Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23188-7
$1.75?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll Checkmark
Sirius, #14 1977-08-05 ed.
Borivoj Jurković?Borivoj Jurkovic
Borivoj Jurkovich
Vjesnik  
Din 10?Din: Serbian and Yugoslavian dinar
148
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.
mag Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1978-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-03657-1   192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Antologia Personale. Volume primo 1978-10-00 Isaac Asimov Mondadori (Oscar) 15755-2
Lit 2,250?Lit: Italian lira
304
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.
coll Karel Thole  
L'amour, vous connaissez ? 1979-11-05 Isaac Asimov
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#125)
    251
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.
coll
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Orion's Sword 1980-06-00 ed. Reginald Bretnor Ace Books 0-441-25972-3
$2.50?$: US dollar
324
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.
anth Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1981-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-03657-1
£1.25?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Der Todeskanal 1982-11-00 Isaac Asimov Moewig (Utopia Classics #47) UC47
DM 5.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
160
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.
coll Nikolai Lutohin Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1984-12-00 Isaac Asimov Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31091-8
$3.50?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Nightfall Two 1985-00-00 Isaac Asimov Panther / Granada 0-586-03657-1
£1.95?£: UK pound
192
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.
coll Ken Sequin Checkmark
Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov 1987-00-00 Isaac Asimov Avenel Books 0-517-64375-8
$8.98?$: US dollar
651
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Antologia Personale. Volume primo 1987-07-00 Isaac Asimov Mondadori (Oscar #1996) 88-04-30471-5   304
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.
coll Anna Montecroci  
Orion's Sword 1989-02-00 ed. Reginald Bretnor Baen Books 0-671-69807-9
$3.50?$: US dollar
311
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.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1990-11-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation 0-385-41606-7
$22.95?$: US dollar
viii+
614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1990-11-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation 0-385-41627-X
$12.95?$: US dollar
viii+
615
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.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1991-03-00 Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation / SFBC 17907
$10.98?$: US dollar
viii+
614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barclay Shaw Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories 1991-07-00 Isaac Asimov Grafton / HarperCollinsPublishers 0-586-21255-8
£4.99?£: UK pound
445
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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Cuentos completos I 1992-00-00 Isaac Asimov Ediciones B (Éxito Internacional #108) 84-406-3153-7   700
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jordi Vallhonesta  
Cuentos completos I 1992-12-01 Isaac Asimov Ediciones B (Éxito Internacional #108) 84-406-3153-7   700
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.
coll Jordi Vallhonesta  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 1993-03-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-224139-0
£15.99?£: UK pound
614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Chris Moore  
The Complete Stories: Volume Two 1995-01-00 Isaac Asimov HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-648016-0
£5.99?£: UK pound
464
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.
coll Chris Moore  
The Complete Stories: Volume Two 1997-00-00 Isaac Asimov Voyager 0-00-648016-0
£6.99?£: UK pound
464
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.
coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Cuentos completos I 2010-09-00 Isaac Asimov Zeta (Zeta - Nova #48) 978-84-9872-258-1   816
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.
coll Oscar Chichoni  
Nightfall and Other Stories 2021-07-13 Isaac Asimov Del Rey 978-0-593-35746-0
$17.00?$: US dollar
416
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.
coll Paul Lycett Checkmark
The Complete Stories: Volume Two 2023-11-09 Isaac Asimov Harper Voyager (UK) 978-0-00-851629-1
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 date unknown Isaac Asimov Doubleday Foundation 0-385-41627-X
$17.95?$: US dollar
viii+
614
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.
coll  
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest M1486
$0.95?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll  
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest P1969
$1.25?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll Checkmark
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-23672-2
$1.95?$: US dollar
350
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.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 date unknown Isaac Asimov Broadway Books 0-385-41627-X
$22.00?$: US dollar
viii+
614
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.
coll  
Nightfall and Other Stories date unknown Isaac Asimov Grafton / HarperCollinsPublishers 0-586-21255-8
£4.99?£: UK pound
445
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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
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