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A new generation discovers "the most original English writer of the last century." ―China Miéville, The NationAppearing in hardcover in America for the first time, this neglected Ballardian masterpiece promises to be a touchstone for environmentalists the world over.
First published in 1962, J.G. Ballard’s mesmerizing and ferociously imaginative novel not only gained him widespread critical acclaim but also established his reputation as one of the finest writers of a generation. The Drowned World imagines a terrifying world in which global warming has melted the ice caps and primordial jungles have overrun a tropical London. Set during the year 2145, this novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kearns and his team of scientists as they confront a cityscape in which nature is on the rampage and giant lizards, dragonflies, and insects fiercely compete for domination. Both an unmatched biological mystery and a brilliant retelling of Heart of Darkness―complete with a mad white hunter and his hordes of native soldiers―this “powerful and beautifully clear” (Brian Aldiss) work becomes a thrilling adventure with “an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad” (Kingsley Amis).
About the Author:
J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.
Martin Amis is one of Britain's most prolific post-war writers and a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. His stories and essays explore the absurdity of the postmodern condition.
Titolo: Drowned World
Casa editrice: Music Sales Corp
Data di pubblicazione: 1981
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Dragon's Dream, U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. First Edition. Book is in Good condition except for some water damage (wavy pages) last seven pages. Jacket has sticker damage on front and back of jacket has been damaged by water spill. Caused the Black binding fabric to bleed onto jacket back. Size: Sm 4to. Codice libro della libreria 001347
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808256957114.0
Descrizione libro Music Sales Corp, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Tear in jacket at top of spine. Otherwise almost as new. ; Illustrations by Dick French. Support an independent used bookstore in Minneapolis!. Codice libro della libreria 3162
Descrizione libro Music Sales Corp, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. 1st. Like New book in Very Good jacket. Large black cloth hardcover with silver lettering and lizard on cover, color illustrations, published in 1981 by Dragon's Dream, apparent first printing (no additional printings indicated). Book in perfect condition. Dust jacket upper edges somewhat worn. OVERSIZE. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Codice libro della libreria 52249
Descrizione libro Dragon's Dream, Netherlands, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Dick French (illustratore). 1st Thus.. 1st thus. Fine in Fine dj. Oversized book, overseas customers check with dealer on postage. Codice libro della libreria 111034
Descrizione libro Dragon's Dream, U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. French, Dick (illustratore). 1st Edition. 1st Printing of the 1981 Dragon's Dream 1st Edition, this is a Dick French illustrated reprint. Book is straight, square, securely bound (appearing gently handled) ad free of PO markings and blemishes. Cover is clean and bright, with sharp corners, mild shelving bumping to headband and tail, small mark on front panel, and clear, crisp and bold silver stamped lettering and artwork on front panel and spine. Dust Jacket, encased in protective mylar, is intact (unclipped), with mild chipping, light shelving rubbing along the wraps and hinges, and small tears, none of which affect the distinct artwork and lettering. (Please see Seller images). ISBN 0825695716. ShiroBooks, independent bookseller, prides itself in accurate descriptions, careful wrapping and safe shipping. ADDITIONAL CHARGE WILL APPLY IF SHIPPED OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL US; CONTACT SHIROBOOKS PRIOR TO ORDERING or for more information, details or photos. Codice libro della libreria 001316
Descrizione libro Music Sales Corp, Chester, New York, U.S.A., 1981. Cloth Covered Boards. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Thus. Black cloth covered boards, titles in silver, mild edge wear. Book body clean and tight, color illustration throughout. Color illustrated dust jacket, titles in red, mild edge wear, archival Brodart protected. Codice libro della libreria 36047