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J G Ballard– Empire of the Sun (true 1st/1st 1984 UK hb with dw) Crash High Rise
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Very Good-/Very Good: clean, bright boards, but a bit of lean and some bumping to bottom of spine;

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Item location:
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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141319411720
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Item specifics

Seller notes: Very Good-/Very Good: clean, bright boards, but a bit of lean and some bumping to bottom of spine; also some yellowing to edges of pages (as v common with this book, on account of the paper used); dust wrapper complete, and without paper loss, but a bit yellowed and frayed at extremities, and some traces of creasing
Format:

Hardback w/Jacket

Fiction Type:

Novels

Language:

English

Sub-Subject:

Novels

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Printing Year:

1950-Now

Subject:

Fiction

Title: Empire of the Sun
Author: J G Ballard
Published: 1984
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
First edition/first impression (‘First published in Great Britain 1984 by Victor Gollancz Ltd’); UK; hardback with dust wrapper (not price-clipped); dust wrapper is true first state wrapper, with only 2 reviews on the back (by Graham Greene and Angela Carter); covered in clear, removable protective wrapper

Very Good-/Very Good: clean, bright boards, but a bit of lean and some bumping to bottom of spine; also some yellowing to edges of pages (as v common with this book, on account of the paper used); dust wrapper complete, and without paper loss, but a bit yellowed and frayed at extremities, and some traces of creasing

Empire of the Sun is a 1984 novel by J G Ballard. Although essentially fiction, it draws extensively on Ballard's experiences in World War II in recounting the story of a young British boy, Jamie Graham, who lives with his parents in Shanghai. After the Pearl Harbor attack, Japan occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents. He spends some time in abandoned mansions, living on remnants of packaged food. Having exhausted the food supplies, he decides to try to surrender to the Japanese Army. After many attempts, he finally succeeds and is interned in the Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center.

Empire of the Sun was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize (who described it as "The best British novel about the Second World War"), and it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was adapted for the screen and filmed by Steven Spielberg in 1987.

Ballard’s early career began in the New Wave of science fiction, with a number of apocalyptic (or post-apocalyptic) novels. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Ballard focused on an eclectic variety of short stories (such as The Atrocity Exhibition) which drew closer comparison with the work of postmodernist writers such as William Burroughs, and in 1973 the highly-controversial novel Crash was published. He is perhaps best-known for his relatively conventional war novel, Empire of the Sun.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please look at my other books for sale, including a number of rare modern first editions, signed copies, prize-winning firsts, and proofs.

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