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The Illustrated Man By Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

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Summary

Ray Bradbury's remarkable collection of stories - all told on the skin of a man. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.

The Illustrated Man Summary

The Illustrated Man (Voyager Classics) by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury's remarkable collection of stories - all told on the skin of a man. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.

If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art... Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, acid, a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories - voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future. Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations... the seventeenth is your own future told on the skin of the Illustrated Man.

The Illustrated Man Reviews

`Bradbury is a magician of richly textured fantasy' Daily Mail

`Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allan Poe' Guardian

`It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination' Spectator

`The sheer velocity of his words is an apocalyptic torrent which sweeps the reader on' Independent

`As a science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury has long been streets ahead of anyone else' Daily Telegraph

About Ray Bradbury

One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.

Additional information

GOR003123408
9780007127740
000712774X
The Illustrated Man (Voyager Classics) by Ray Bradbury
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-08-19
240
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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