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1968. 176 pages. Good condition vintage Penguin paperback. Great reading copy. Pages may be yellowed or foxed and covers may show signs of scuffing or shelf wear. Fast dispatch, international shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
A key title from the author of ?Cocaine Nights?, ?Empire of the Sun? and ?Crash?.
Water. Man?s most precious commodity is a luxury of the past. Radioactive waste from years of industrial dumping has caused the sea to form a protective skin strong enough to devastate the earth it once sustained. And while the remorseless sun beats down on the dying land, civilization itself begins to crack. Violence erupts and insanity reigns as the remnants of mankind struggle for survival in a worldwide desert of despairs.
?The experience Mr Ballard offers is mystical?It is weird; it is grotesque; it is magnificently Gothic.? Sunday Times
?By arranging a world drought to kill off the majority of people, he brings his characters to a state of timeless, arid obsession with what is left of water and of their own selves?a sensitive, baroque study in decadence.? Daily Telegraph
?Ballard paints staggering imaginary landscapes. A very impressive book by a deeply serious writer, the originality and power of whose vision can be felt.? TLS
Titel: The Drought
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1965. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. 1965. First Edition. 252 pages. Orange dust jacket. Brown cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Ffep missing. Some damp staining to page edges. Remains clear and legible throughout on tanned pages. Binding has weakened. Moderate edge wear and use marking present with tanning to spine. Gilt remains bright. Moderate wear to dust jacket. Edges worn, tanned and damp stained. Clipped but price remains. book. Artikel-Nr. 1445502054RAE