The Martian Chronicles/The Illustrated Man/The Golden Apples of the Sun (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Martian Chronicles/The Illustrated Man/The Golden Apples of the Sun (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Ray Bradbury

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

$20.00

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435129061
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/18/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 896
Product dimensions: 9.28(w) x 6.34(h) x 1.82(d)

About the Author

In a career spanning more than 70 years, Ray Bradbury(1920-2012) inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451and short stories like "The Veldt," Bradbury was a prolific author of fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction. Upon his death,The New York Times called him "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1920

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois

Education:

Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics The Martian Chronicles/The Illustrated Man/The Golden Apples of the Sun (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
cpauthor More than 1 year ago
Bradbury is sort of a literary anomaly. He's a writer nearly everyone's heard of, and yet when discussions about great names in American fiction come up, he's not mentioned. I think because we associate him with Sci-Fi (he himself didn't like to be called a sci-fi author) we assume it's necessary to downplay his role in literature, and not place him in the same category as F. Scott Fitzgerald or Hemingway, even though many of his stories are better than many of theirs. The Martian Chronicles is his best book, without a doubt. It's a book that openly expresses guilt over the toll American imperialism (and colionalism in general) took on the world. Many of the stories resemble the misfortunes native Americans underwent when America pressed west. The Golden Apples of the Sun is a good collection of stories--very fun and lighter in tone than the Martian Chronicles. It's a good book especially for young readers. I read it in junior high and can still remember many of the stories.
DeneMD More than 1 year ago
A great volume of the 3 major Bradbury novels. Sincw I have all of his stories this will complete the collection. The hardback volume put out by Barnes and Noble and Harper Collins as one of the Leatherbound Classics is an excellect value. Recommended reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flawless and beautiful book. If you're considering ordering this book, I urge you to go ahead and do so!
JULIANN1 More than 1 year ago
A GLORIOUS VOLUME This is everything you want it to be and beautiful on top of it. That's my review, but I also want to say that many people seem to think that Ray wrote A Sound of Thunder picking up on the idea of the Butterfly Effect. No, it's the other way around. The concept  came from Ray and originated in this story. He is more than entitled to the credit. .
B_Wiggs More than 1 year ago
Ray Bradbury! This man has heart when it comes to writing stories. He just pours every drop of energy and care into his works and I love him for it. Fahrenheit 451 was the first book of his I read back in 7th grade and I had just recently written a research paper on it. Characters breath this other life for him that transcend so well in his prose. In relation to the foibles of a society, there's definitely a level of ignorance and control that reflect our own time and any time before or after. To say Bradbury is a writer of prediction is selling him short. He embodies the social and soulful aspects of people and deals with their purposes in life. Ray Bradbury reminds us that the human condition is to find that purpose and to instill good tidings among fellow man. He is also a man of hope and optimism for the future more so than his apprehension of it (which he so openly discusses whole-heartedly in conventions and interviews I've heard). Read anything by Ray Bradbury and you'll find something to think about and relate to.
Super-Color More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read and a beautiful collection in a great book!
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AlexmNY More than 1 year ago
The book is great, even more than expected!
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