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David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible

Larry Bond

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ISBN 10: 0061052280 / ISBN 13: 9780061052286
Editorial: U.S.A.: Harper Prism, 1995
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Gambits Collectibles (Colorado Springs, CO, Estados Unidos de America)

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HarperPrism, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. AZ2 - A first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket that is mylar protected. SIGNED by David Copperfield, author of “Snow”. Also SIGNED by P.D. Cacek author of “Just a little Bug” and Lucy Taylor author of “Switch” on the title page. 9.5"x6.5", 385 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 0000960

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Título: David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible

Editorial: U.S.A.: Harper Prism

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

An anthology celebrates the world of magic and illusions with the works of such authors as Larry Bond, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond E. Feist, and includes ""Snow,"" an original first story by David Copperfield.

From Publishers Weekly:

A collection that includes, among other stories, a military tale from Larry Bond, a creepy puppet yarn by Joyce Carol Oates, an excerpt from an unfinished novel by the late comic-book artist Jack Kirby and the first published story by master prestidigitator Copperfield promises to be jarring, eclectic or just plain odd. This collection, built around the idea of magic and illusion, manages to be all three. Many of the 18 original stories here playfully or seriously embrace the weird, the supernatural and the bizarre?which is why Bond's war story, for its clarity and realism, seems to have wandered in from another book. High points include S.P. Somtow's "Diamonds Aren't Forever," which takes the idea that the world is illusion to a delightfully clever extreme; Eric Lustbader's "The Singing Tree," a moving story about death, reliving the past and new beginnings; a nifty F. Paul Wilson tale about an all-powerful word that, like all wish-fulfilling talismans, comes with its own curse; the haunting "Switch," by Lucy Taylor, in which a young girl's escape from reality leaves her with yet another reality to escape; and "Quicker than the Eye," a rare new tale by Ray Bradbury. Overall, this anthology, instead of celebrating that magic and sleight-of-hand that all good literature shares and evokes, reflects the merits of the Vegas-style magic extravaganzas for which Copperfield is known.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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