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Long After Midnight

Bradbury, Ray

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ISBN 10: 0394479424 / ISBN 13: 9780394479422
Edité par ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK, 1976
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : GOOD. JACKET: GOOD DJ HARD BACK TAN
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pages clean, tight binding, gilt on cover and spine DATE PUBLISHED: 1976 EDITION: FIRST ED 271. N° de réf. du libraire 094183

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Titre : Long After Midnight

Éditeur : ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK

Date d'édition : 1976

Reliure : HARD BACK TAN

Etat du livre :GOOD. JACKET: GOOD DJ

Edition : FIRST ED.

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Synopsis :

Two drifters caught in the backwash of space wander from city to dead city, sifting the rubble for the fabled Blue Bottle of Mars?and find in it two different, equally entrancing, dooms...

A young boy in Green Town, Illinois, does not marry?yet marries?his beloved eighth-grade teacher...

In the hell of a Manhattan July night, Will Morgan is offered a possibly Mephistophelean proposal by which he might gain a perfect love and a magical immunity...

A jealous husband who orders an exact replica of his unfaithful wife from an android manufacturing company (purpose: murder) runs afoul of the compassionate new "live robot" law...

At forty-eight, seized with an overwhelming desire to settle an old score, a man journeys back into the past under the spell of his "utterly perfect, incredibly delightful idea," only to recoil in stunned disbelief when he confronts, at last, his former tormentor...

Bradbury's imaginative field is boundless. In this book, his stories carry us from the cozy familiarity of the small-town America we lived in in Dandelion Wine to the frozen desert and double moon that have been part of our interior landscape since The Martian Chronicles. His characters range from the "ordinary"?a rookie cop, an unhappy wife on vacation in Mexico, an old parish priest hearing confession?to the quite extraordinary: the parrot to whom Ernest Hemingway confided the plot of his last, greatest, never-put-down-on-paper novel, and a woman who, in New York City in the summer of 1974, hangs out a sign reading "Melissa Toad, Witch."

Fantastic or conventional, chillingly suspenseful or hauntingly nostalgic, each of these stories has that aura of the unexpected combined with the special ring of absolute rightness that is brilliantly, uniquely Bradbury.

Track List for Long After Midnight:

Disc 1

"The Blue Bottle"?Track 1

"One Timeless Spring"?Track 10

"The Parrot Who Met Papa"?Track 16

Disc 2

"The Burning Man"?Track 2

"A Piece of Wood"?Track 9

"The Messiah"?Track 13

"G.B.S.?Mark V"?Track 21

Disc 3

"The Utterly Perfect Murder"?Track 3

"Punishment Without Crime"?Track 11

"Getting Through Sunday Somehow"?Track 19

Disc 4

"Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds"?Track 1

"Interval in Sunlight"?Track 11

Disc 5

"A Story of Love"?Track 9

"The Wish"?Track 17

Disc 6

"Forever and the Earth"?Track 2

"The Better Part of Wisdom"?Track 17

Disc 7

"Darling Adolf"?Track 4

"The Miracles of Jamie"?Track 17

Disc 8

"The October Game"?Track 1

"The Pumpernickel"?Track 8

"Long After Midnight"?Track 11

"Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!"?Track 16

Synopsis:

A crazy scheme to bring peace to the world with the aid of rust. A martian who could be Jesus. An author, plucked from his grave, is thwarted by one Melissa Toad, the mysterious witch of New York. This is a collection of tales which demolish the old saying: truth is stranger than fiction.

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