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THE COLOUR OF MAGIC

Pratchett, Terry

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ISBN 10: 0312150849 / ISBN 13: 9780312150846
Edité par St. Martin's Press [1983]., New York, 1983
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Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The author's fourth book and first Discworld novel. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-210. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-308. Publisher's publicity sheet laid in. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (priced "$11.95" on front flap) with 10 mm tear and associated rub mark at top edge of spine panel. Both the UK and U.S. editions are uncommon, the UK decidedly so. (#105396). N° de réf. du libraire 105396

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Titre : THE COLOUR OF MAGIC

Éditeur : St. Martin's Press [1983]., New York

Date d'édition : 1983

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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There was a time when no one knew about the Discworld, a huge disc supported by five elephants standing on the enormous giant turtle known as the Great A'tuin ...Rincewind was a perfectly ordinary failed wizard until he met Twoflower, the Discworld's very first tourist, and before he quite knew what had happened, he found himself employed, at an outrageous salary, as Twoflower's guide to this strange world. They started off in the Disc's oldest conurbation: proud Ankh and pestilent Morpork, the twin city known as Ankh-Morpork. Before too long the irrepressible Twoflower and Rincewind, who is both inept and cowardly, are forced to flee from the city. They meet up with an increasingly colourful cast of characters as they find themselves spending too much of their time being shot at, terrorised, chased, hanging from high places with no hope of salvation, or plunging from high places (likewise, with no hope of salvation) ...THE COLOUR OF MAGIC continues in THE LIGHT FANTASTIC, where an event is happening way overhead, far above the elephants and A'Tuin, where the very fabric of time and space is about to be put through the wringer.

Review:

The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that ... it's the quicksilver fumes. Rots their brains. Mushrooms, too."). Pratchett spoofs fantasy clichés--and everything else he can think of--while marshalling a profusion of characters through a madcap adventure. The Colour of Magic is followed by The Light Fantastic. --Blaise Selby

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