Classic sf novel, first published in 1962. New edition with over fifty full page colour illustrations by artist Richard French. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for several short (1cm) closed tears and creasing along the top rear panel edge. Bookseller Inventory #
A thrilling adventure with “an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad” (Kingsley Amis), considered by many to be Ballard’s finest.In the novel that catapulted him to international acclaim upon its publication in 1962, J.G. Ballard’s mesmerizing and ferociously prescient The Drowned World imagines a terrifying future in which solar radiation and global warming has melted the ice caps, and Triassic-era jungles have overrun a submerged and tropical London. Set during the year 2145, the novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kerans and his team of scientists as they confront a surreal cityscape populated by giant iguanas, albino alligators, and endless swarms of malarial insects. Nature has swallowed all but a few remnants of human civilization, and slowly, Kearns and his companions are transformed―both physically and psychologically―by this prehistoric environment. The Drowned World is both a thrilling adventure and haunting examination of the effects of environmental collapse on the human mind.
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.
Title: The Drowned World.
Publisher: Dragon's Dream: Brighton, Sussex
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: Oversize hardcover.
Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing)..
Book Description Dragon's Dream, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. In acceptable used condition. However shelf wear and bumps to edges of cover. tanning to pages and cover. and/or creasing to cover. Marks to cover Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Seller Inventory # mon0000128712
Book Description Dragon's Dream, 1981. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dick French (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Dragon's Dream HARDBACK IN JACKET 1981. Clean & tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. Jacket has some edge wear and a few nicks at spine ends. Dispatched FIRST CLASS RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. REF FTW6650. The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard illustrated by Dick French. Seller Inventory # 016133
Book Description Dragon's Dream, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. French, Dick (illustrator). First Edition. VG-/Good+ 1st edition 1981 Dragon's Dream hardback, unclipped DJ, illustrated by Dick French. Small tear and crease with surface wear along lower rear edge of DJ, spine ends and corners rubbed and lower corners bumped else near VG and tight internally, unmarked. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Illustrator: French, Dick. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 9063327315. ISBN/EAN: 9789063327316. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 067566. Seller Inventory # 067566
Book Description Condition: Used; Good. Vendeur Pro - Livraison Suivi 48H (sans frais)* - État Article : Vendu sans jaquette papier. Traces d'usages sur la couverture. / Satisfait ou Intégralement Remboursé ! (inclus TOUS les Frais d'achats: Port Compris ! / *(sans frais): FRANCE MÉTROPOLITAINE SEULEMENT ! ou si non-éligible après contrôle produit, envoi de mail (ex: poids > 3kg). Seller Inventory # E5CEE240FEE9