BN.com Gift Guide

The Essential Ellison: A Fifty Year Retrospective

Overview

"In April of 1949, Harlan Ellison was a lonely little kid living in Painesville, Ohio. A time traveler, observing him from within an invisible bubble, would not have marked him as anything more interesting than an undersized fourteen-year-old, seemingly always in hot water. Lively blue eyes, but basically just another kid." "But something was stirring, something was wakening in that nexus of energy. And in The Cleveland News of June 7th, little more than a week after he turned fifteen, Harlan Ellison's first professional writing appeared in ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $133.45   
  • New (2) from $229.49   
  • Used (2) from $133.45   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$229.49
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(320)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$300.16
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(196)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

"In April of 1949, Harlan Ellison was a lonely little kid living in Painesville, Ohio. A time traveler, observing him from within an invisible bubble, would not have marked him as anything more interesting than an undersized fourteen-year-old, seemingly always in hot water. Lively blue eyes, but basically just another kid." "But something was stirring, something was wakening in that nexus of energy. And in The Cleveland News of June 7th, little more than a week after he turned fifteen, Harlan Ellison's first professional writing appeared in print: the initial installment of a five-part adventure serial (liberally cribbed from Sir Walter Scott) titled "The Sword of Parmagon."" "Now, in a retrospective, 50 years of the best of Harlan Ellison has been assembled in a volume exceeding 1200 pages, encompassing fiction, essays, personal reminiscences, reviews and (published for the first time anywhere) a complete teleplay. Eight-six complete and (with one exception) unabridged examples of the nonpareil writings of the man The Los Angeles Times labels "the 20th Century Lewis Carroll.""--BOOK JACKET.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883398477
  • Publisher: Morpheus International
  • Publication date: 7/6/2001
  • Series: Ellison, Harlan
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 2.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sublime Rebel 1
Lagniappe 5
I Beginnings 9
The Sword of Parmagon [1949] 15
The Gloconda [1949] 21
The Wilder One [1955] 27
The Saga of Machine Gun Joe [1955] 29
Introduction to Glowworm [1976] 31
Glowworm [1956] 35
Life Hutch [1956] 47
S.R.O [1957] 59
II Worlds of Terror 69
Lonelyache [1964] 73
Punky and the Yale Men [1966] 89
A Prayer for No One's Enemy [1966] 113
Pulling Hard Time [1995] 131
III Worlds of Love 135
In Lonely Lands [1959] 139
The Time of the Eye [1959] 145
Grail [1981] 153
IV That New Old-Time Religion 173
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream [1967] 177
Corpse [1972] 191
The Whimper of Whipped Dogs [1973] 199
V A Stab of Merriment 215
The Voice in the Garden [1967] 219
Erotophobia [1971] 221
Mom [1976] 227
Ecowareness [1974] 239
The Outpost Undiscovered by Tourists [1981] 241
Dept. of "What Was the Question?" Dept. [1974] 245
Dept. of "Trivial Pursuit" Dept. [1972-1986] 247
Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish [1982] 251
VI Trouble with Women 257
The Very Last Day of a Good Woman [1958] 261
Valerie: A True Memoir [1972] 269
The Other Eye of Polyphemus [1977] 283
All the Birds Come Home to Roost [1979] 291
VII To the Mattresses with Mean Demons 301
The Tombs: An Excerpt from Memos from Purgatory [1961] 307
"Our Little Miss" [1970] 347
A Love Song for Jerry Falwell [1984] 355
Telltale Tics and Tremors [1977] 361
True Love: Groping for the Holy Grail [1978] 371
Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38[degrees] 54[minutes] N, Longitude 77[degrees] 00[minutes] 13[seconds] W [1974] 391
The Function of Dream Sleep [1988] 419
VIII Rococo Technology 441
The Sky is Burning [1958] 447
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World [1967] 455
Along the Scenic Route [1969] 473
The Song the Zombie Sang [1970] 483
Knox [1974] 495
With Virgil Oddum at the East Pole [1984] 509
IX Heart's Blood 525
From Alabamy, with Hate [1965] 531
My Father [1972] 543
My Mother [1976] 549
Tired Old Man [1975] 557
Gopher in the Gilly [1982] 567
Strange Wine [1976] 573
X Nights & Days in Good Old Hollyweird 579
The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie [1968] 585
Flintlock: An Unproduced Teleplay [1972] 655
The Man on the Mushroom [1974] 735
Somehow, I Don't Think We're Kansas, Toto [1974] 739
Face-Down in Gloria Swanson's Swimming Pool [1978] 755
XI Petards & Hangings 759
Soldier [1957] 763
The Night of Delicate Terrors [1961] 781
Shattered Like a Glass Goblin [1968] 789
At the Mouse Circus [1971] 797
XII Shadows from the Past 805
Free With This Box! [1958] 809
Final Shtick [1960] 817
One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty [1970] 827
Jeffty Is Five [1977] 841
XIII Contracts on the Soul 859
Daniel White for the Greater Good [1961] 863
Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine [1964] 873
Alive and Well and on a Friendless Voyage [1977] 907
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)