The Illustrated Man

Bradbury, Ray

Published by Buccaneer Books, 1996
ISBN 10: 1568490844 / ISBN 13: 9781568490847
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.13 avg rating
(57,964 ratings)

Synopsis: Classic Bradbury, this collection of tales offers images that are as keen as a tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that stain the body. Featuring a new Introduction, "The Illustrated Man" presents 18 startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin.

Review: 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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Illustrated Man
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fair

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bradbury, Ray
Published by Buccaneer Books
ISBN 10: 1568490844 ISBN 13: 9781568490847
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Atlanta Book Company
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Buccaneer Books. Library Binding. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1568490844I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bradbury, Ray
Published by Buccaneer Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 1568490844 ISBN 13: 9781568490847
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Buccaneer Books, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79205844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds