The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, ...Read MoreThe strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.The classic work that transformed Ray Bradbury into a household name. Written in the age of the atom when America and Europe optimisitcally viewed the discovery of life on Mars as inevitable, Bradbury's 1940s short stories of a brutal, stark and unforgiving martian landscape were as shocking and visionary as they were insightful. 'The Martian Chronicles' tells the story of humanity's repeated attempts to colonize the red planet. The first men were few. Most succumbed to a disease they called the Great Loneliness when they saw their home planet dwindle to the size of a pin dot. Those few that survived found no welcome. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up. More rockets arrived from Earth, piercing the hallucinations projected by the Martians. People brought their old prejudices with them - and their desires and fantasies, tainted dreams. These were soon inhabited by the strange native beings, with their caged flowers and birds of flame.Read Less
Used; Acceptable. Spine is slightly creased. Scuffed edges. Pages slightly browned from age. Previous owner's name on inside page. Cover slightly creased. Small tear in the cover. Cover is worn, creased, torn & corners scuffed w/ a tear at spine. Name written on pg. edges. Text is clean & binding is okay. Readable cond.
Good. 181 p.; 18 cm. 012MBSWC Basic Good Used Condition. Upper back corner cover creased. Pages tanned, tight and clean. Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces "35 printing October 1972." Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves. Each wave different, and each wave stronger. Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America s most beloved authors. The Mars he imagines in these masterful chronicles is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor of crystal pillars and fossil seas where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time s passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grand master once again enthralls, delights, and challenges us with his vision and heart starkly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, weakness, folly, and poignant humanity in a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
Good in None jacket. 24mo-over 5"-5¾" tall. Signed by Author Illustrated wrappers show moderate creasing to top edge, light wear to edges, creasing to rear cover. Signed and dated by the author on the full title page, book body clean.
As New in As New jacket. Signed by Author New in new DJ. 9th Impression. Flat-signed by author on full title page. Dust jacket covered with mylar jacket cover. Tight, clean, unread copy, purchased signed from West Coast book store I have been buying from for years. Signed at an author event at the bookstore. Signature guaranteed. Please ask for pictures.
Good-Used. Cover clean with light wear. Inscribed by author on title page: For N---! Ray Bradbury, Dec. 8, '90. No other marks found inside. Pages are somewhat age toned. Binding tight. Book condition is good or better unless otherwise noted. Paperbacks, especially mass market paperbacks, will have spine creasing and may have age toned pages and curled covers. Binding will be intact, no major splits unless otherwise noted. We do our best to describe each book accurately. Any discrepancy between what is described and what is pulled will be noted in an email. If you would like a detailed description beyond what has been provided, please ask.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 1958 Doubleday First Book Club First thus early printing of an early Bradbury classic! It is in NF/VG+ condition with no wear on the HB and very minor wear on the DJ including one tear with a tad of the spine missing but the colors are still bright. There is a **SIGNED** decorative bookplate pasted onto the half-title page.
I did not take to the style of the book, where so many people from earth are transported to Mars to establish settlements, once the defensive Martians had succumbed to chicken pox, for which their bodies had no natural defences. Bradbury uses a series of short stories to make political and social comment. Not an entertaining read, and needed self motivation to complete. Not one of my more enjoyable reads.
Feb 23, 2012
I got what I wanted !
The Martian Chronicles are not for everybody. But if you're a fan of audio theater, and/or a fan of Science fiction and Ray Bradbury, then this is for you !
I was familiar with this piece of work so I knew what I was getting into - I got what I wanted.
Otherwise, the package was in perfect shape, and the CDs in NEW condition as advertised...
Dec 30, 2010
The Martian Chronicles
A fine book for sci-fi fans and serious readers alike. Ray Bradbury is always a great read.
Oct 30, 2008
Martian Chronicles cassettes
This arrived very quickly from the seller. No problems at all. They were enjoyable. I listened while I was on the tread-mill. Would buy from the seller again certainly.
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