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The Illustrated Man: The 45th Anniversary Edition

Bradbury, Ray (William F. Nolan, Ed Gorman)

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ISBN 10: 188736806X / ISBN 13: 9781887368063
Published by Gauntlet Press, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A handsome Limited Numbered 45th Anniversary Edition signed by Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan (Introduction) and Ed Gorman (Afterword) and lettered "PC" of 600 Limited Edition copies. In fine unread condition with a fine complete dustjacket enclosed in the original custom clamshell box. Bound in black with a colorful complete dustjacket. The original custom clamshell box is in fine condition, lined in white felt with gold titling on the spine. This edition is one of the Gauntlet "Classics Revisited" series in which the authors themselves play a major role in the dustjacket design. In addition to illustrating the dustjacket, Bradbury help crafted the overall look of the book. This special edition also has rare photo of a young Ray Bradbury on back cover (seen below). 332 pp. Three stories from this book were the basis for the major motion picture "The Illustrated Man" (1969) starring Rod Steiger. A beautiful set long sold out from Gauntlet. Limited Numbered 45th Anniversary Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 4231

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Title: The Illustrated Man: The 45th Anniversary ...

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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“Sometimes at night I can feel them, the pictures, like ants, crawling on my skin. Then I know they’re doing what they have to do . . . ”
 
Fantasy master Ray Bradbury weaves a narrative spanning fromthe depths of humankind’s fears to the summit of their achievements in eighteeninterconnected stories—visions of the future tattooed onto the body of anenigmatic traveler—in The Illustrated Man, one of the essential classicsof speculative fiction from the author of The Martian Chronicles, DandelionWine, and The October Country.

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That The Illustrated Man has remained in print since being published in 1951 is fair testimony to the universal appeal of Ray Bradbury's work. Only his second collection (the first was Dark Carnival, later reworked into The October Country), it is a marvelous, if mostly dark, quilt of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In an ingenious framework to open and close the book, Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos. What's even more remarkable, and increasingly disturbing, is that the illustrations are themselves magically alive, and each proceeds to unfold its own story, such as "The Veldt," wherein rowdy children take a game of virtual reality way over the edge. Or "Kaleidoscope," a heartbreaking portrait of stranded astronauts about to reenter our atmosphere--without the benefit of a spaceship. Or "Zero Hour," in which invading aliens have discovered a most logical ally--our own children. Even though most were written in the 1940s and 1950s, these 18 classic stories will be just as chillingly effective 50 years from now. --Stanley Wiater

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