1st cloth edition of the complete text, with illustrations from the 1954 Italian edition, Near Fine in Very Good DJ with faded spine. Includes biographical sketch & biography by Willam Nolan. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts cast a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster enthralls, delights, and challenges us with his vision, starkly and stunningly exposing our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
Review: From "Rocket Summer" to "The Million-Year Picnic," Ray Bradbury's stories of the colonization of Mars form an eerie mesh of past and future. Written in the 1940s, the chronicles drip with nostalgic atmosphere--shady porches with tinkling pitchers of lemonade, grandfather clocks, chintz-covered sofas. But longing for this comfortable past proves dangerous in every way to Bradbury's characters--the golden-eyed Martians as well as the humans. Starting in the far-flung future of 1999, expedition after expedition leaves Earth to investigate Mars. The Martians guard their mysteries well, but they are decimated by the diseases that arrive with the rockets. Colonists appear, most with ideas no more lofty than starting a hot-dog stand, and with no respect for the culture they've displaced.
Bradbury's quiet exploration of a future that looks so much like the past is sprinkled with lighter material. In "The Silent Towns," the last man on Mars hears the phone ring and ends up on a comical blind date. But in most of these stories, Bradbury holds up a mirror to humanity that reflects a shameful treatment of "the other," yielding, time after time, a harvest of loneliness and isolation. Yet the collection ends with hope for renewal, as a colonist family turns away from the demise of the Earth towards a new future on Mars. Bradbury is a master fantasist and The Martian Chronicles are an unforgettable work of art. --Blaise Selby
Título: The Martian Chronicles
Año de publicación: 1973
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: First Edition Thus.
Descripción Time Incorporated, New York NY, 1963. Softcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Trade PB. Nº de ref. de la librería 1100
Descripción New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. later printing fair condition hard cover front free endpaper is gone. facing page to title is pasted down. good dust jacket raer panel a few food spots price present, a few edge nicks tight binding clean pages gently read. Nº de ref. de la librería 621
Descripción Doubleday, 1973. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0385038623-2-4
Descripción Doubleday. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2593143656
Descripción Doubleday, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0385038623
Descripción Doubleday, Garden City, 1973. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. New Illustrated Edition.. New Illustrated ed. Fine in Near Fine dj with a trace of shelfware. Nº de ref. de la librería 111578
Descripción Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co 1973, 1973. Hardback: blue cloth with gilt spine title and pictorial of writer at his desk. Purple endpapers. 298 pp. Very good condition. Very good lightly edgeworn & lightly soiled dust jacket; in mylar cover. New edition of Bradbury's science fiction classic complemented by 10 full-page drawings, a biographical sketch of the author, and a detailed listing of his books and stories. Contents clean and bright. ISBN: 0385038623. Nº de ref. de la librería J980061
Descripción Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good. New Edition. 1973. New edition, with biographical sketch and bibliography. Hardcover, 8vo. in dust jacket. 298pp. with illustrations. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Light rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Dj housed in protective mylar. Binding is tight, contents remain clean and unmarked. Digital images available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería z09029
Descripción Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1973. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. Illustrated ed. 298pp. B&W illus. Fine hardback/VG+ DJ, very slight fading to spine, short closed tear & light creasing at lower spine, a bit of rubbing & soiling, minor edgewear. This illustrated edition of Bradbury's space-age classic includes a biographical sketch of the author and an annotated bibliography of his works up to 1973. It also contains the two additional stories Bradbury added after the first edition of this title. Nº de ref. de la librería 6056
Descripción Doubleday, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0385038623