Item #74197 THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. Ray Bradbury.


Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. A high spot in modern American literature, this collection of 26 interwoven short stories tells the tale of repeated attempts by humans, who are accompanied by their old prejudices, to colonize Mars. Most of the themes that animate the canon of Bradbury’s work, including the celebration of innocence, simplicty, and small-town life; the sense of loss as youth passes into adulthood; the anti-technological bias; and the appearance of death disguised beneath masks and alien mimicry, appear collectively in this work. Octavo: 222 p. Original light green cloth binding, with burgundy titles. Typical mild fading along the spine. The dust jacket is toned, with a bit of sun fading along the spine and some general edgewear, including shallow chipping at the corners and tips; else about very good. Very good / Very good. Item #74197

Price: $850.00

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