Life of Pi is a novel by Yann Martel that was first published in 2001. Read key facts, the plot summary, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Life of Pi and in-depth analyses of Piscine Molitor Patel (Pi), Richard Parker, and more.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the main themes, symbols, and motifs in Life of Pi.


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Further Study

Go further in your study of Life of Pi with background information about Yann Martel and the novel's publication, as well as suggestions for further reading.


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