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Synopsis: Before you see the movie, read the original novel!
First published more than thirty-five years ago, Pierre Boulle?s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, through four sequels and two television series . . . and now the newest film adaptation directed by Tim Burton.
In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems.
They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense.
Review: If you've seen the progressively cheesier Planet of the Apes movies of 1968-1973, you may be shocked to learn the first movie was adapted from an intelligent, ironic, and literate novel. You'll be less surprised when you learn the original novel Planet of the Apes was written by Pierre Boulle, author of The Bridge over the River Kwai.
In the novel Planet of the Apes, the three Frenchmen making the first interstellar journey discover a remarkably Earth-like world orbiting Betelgeuse--Earth-like, with one crucial difference: The humans are dumb beasts, and the apes are intelligent. Captured during a terrifying manhunt, locked in a cage, and ignorant of the simian language, Ulysse Merou struggles to convince the apes that he possesses intelligence and reason. But if he proves he is not an animal, he may seal his own doom.
Like the first movie, the novel Planet of the Apes has a twist ending, but a twist of a different--yet equally shocking--sort. --Cynthia Ward
Title: Planet of the Apes Pierre. Boulle and Xan ...
Binding: Jun 01, 1963
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Book Description Vanguard Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Book club edition. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 918286724
Book Description Vanguard Pr June 1963, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Good. Book Club. Library copy. Moderate wear. May have minor sticker residue or marks or writing. Our service is second to no other seller because we use easy to remove inventory tags and try to ship every day so your book arrives quicker! As a small independent book store in the Midwest we thank you for the support. Satisfaction guaranteed in all transactions. Let us know what we can do to help!. Bookseller Inventory # 13687
Book Description Vanguard Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2771171321
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Book Description Vanguard Press, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 8.30 X 5.60 X 0.90 inches. 192 pp; Book Club Edition. Book has no names, pages unmarked, some spots on bottom edge of front paste down with transfer to fly leaf, top edge has red decorative stain from publisher. Dust jacket with three 1/4 inch closed tears at the bottom edge, no fading, very minor corner wear. A nice, clean, tight and very attractive book. Bookseller Inventory # 304715
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