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A GRAVEYARD FOR LUNATICS.

Bradbury, Ray.

ISBN 10: 0394578775 / ISBN 13: 9780394578774
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED & dated in year of publication by Ray Bradbury on title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Edges lightly foxed. ). Bookseller Inventory # 310521

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Title: A GRAVEYARD FOR LUNATICS.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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A science fiction scriptwriter receives an anonymous invitation that takes him to a mysterious graveyard where he finds a body frozen in time, a rendezvous that is but the first in a series of bizarre encounters

About the Author:

In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.

Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."

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