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Cover art by Josh Kirby
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date May 1987
ISBN 0575041714
Pages 221
Main characters Death, Mort, Ysabell, Binky, Albert, Keli
Series Death Series
Annotations View
Notes Book #04
All data relates to the first UK edition.


Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice ....


Main Characters

Minor Characters

Mentioned (incl very minor speaking parts)


Sentient Species

Supernatural Entities

Things and Concepts


Graphic Novel

Mort was adapted into the graphic novel Mort A Discworld Big Comic in 1994, illustrated by Graham Higgins.

In 2017 'The Folio Society' published a new edition of Mort illustrated by Omar Rayyan, with an introduction by A. S. Byatt.


In 1996 Mort was the second Discworld novel to be adapted into a stage-play by Stephen Briggs.

Fan Film

A thirty minute, stop motion, fan film of Mort was created in 2001 by Orange Cow Productions.


A radio play was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 2004, directed by Claire Grove.


Feature Film

A Mort feature film was announced in 2016 to be directed by Terry Rossio.


First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby
Corgi Paperback
Book Proof
'Letterbox' Hardback 2001 by WHSmith
Compact Edition 1995
New American Library 1987, Cover by Jill Braumann
Paperback 2004
Audio Cassette
Audio CD
US Cover 2009
US Cover 2000, 2013
Paperback 2012
Unseen Library Edition
Collectors Library Edition
Folio Society Illustrated Edition
Folio Society Limited Illustrated Edition
Cover by Richard Ogle 2019
Paperback 2022

External Links

Mort Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File

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