Dr. Robert Laing lives in a "high rise" housing complex that offers its residents state-of-the-art technology that caters to domestic bliss. But--paradoxically--this array of high-tech innovation is responsible for a new kind of violence. "Reminiscent of Lord of the Flies".--The New York Times.
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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.Language Notes:
British actor Tom Hiddleston, well-known for portraying the supervillain Loki (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) and the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Midnight in Paris), brings his acting versatility and smooth voice to this visionary tale by acclaimed author J.G. Ballard (Empire of the Sun). When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds, and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on "enemy" floors. Human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
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Descripción Jonathan Cape, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. ~~Withdrawn Ex-Library Copy, usual stamps and log-sheet residue to fly-leaf~~Good/Quite Good 1st impression 1st edition 1975 Cape hardback, unclipped DJ. Some corner and spine-end nicks and wear to DJ with wear along lower edge of jacket with a little surface staining along inside reverse, tape mark along inside front cover and inner front flap of DJ, security label to inside rear cover else well-preserved copy of this cult classic, recently filmed. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0224011685. ISBN/EAN: 9780224011686. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 065535. Nº de ref. de la librería 065535
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). A novel by the author of CRASH and EMPIRE OF THE SUN, the story of a man who leases an elegant high-rise apartment as an ideal retreat -- only to find the building's inhabitants break down into three distinct and hostile camps. Basis for the film. Fine/Near Fine -- incidental crimping at the head of the dust jacket spine. Nº de ref. de la librería 17127