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Bradbury Stories 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales

ISBN-10: 0060544880
ISBN-13: 9780060544881
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ray Bradbury
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Description: For more than sixty years, the imagination of Ray Bradbury has opened doors into remarkable places, ushering us across unexplored territories of the heart and mind while leading us inexorably toward a profound understanding of ourselves and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

For more than sixty years, the imagination of Ray Bradbury has opened doors into remarkable places, ushering us across unexplored territories of the heart and mind while leading us inexorably toward a profound understanding of ourselves and the universe we inhabit. In this landmark volume, America's preeminent storyteller offers us one hundred treasures from alifetime of words and ideas -- tales that amaze, enthrall, and horrify; breathtaking journeys backward and forward in time; classic stories with the undiminished power to tantalize, mystify, elate, and move the reader to tears. Each small gem in the master's collection remains as dazzling as when it first appeared in print. There is magic in these pages: the wonders of interstellar flight, a conspiracy of insects, the early bloom of love in the warmth of August. Both the world of Ray Bradbury and its people are vivid and alive, as colorfully unique as a poker chip hand-painted by a brilliant artist or as warmly familiar as the well-used settings on a family's dining room table. In a poor man's desire for the stars, in the twisted night games of a hateful embalmer, in a magnificent fraud perpetrated to banish despair and repair a future, in a writer's wonderful death is the glowing proof of the timeless artistry of one of America's greatest living bards. The one hundred stories in this volume were chosen by Bradbury himself, and span a career that blossomed in the pulp magazines of the early 1940s and continues to flourish in the new millennium. Here are representatives of the legendary author's finest works of short fiction, including many that have not been republished for decades, all forever fresh and vital, evocative and immensely entertaining. This is Bradbury at his very best -- golden visions of tomorrow, poetic memories of yesterday, dark nightmares and glorious dreams -- a grand celebration of humankind, God's intricate yet poignantly fallible machineries of joy.

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. At the age of fifteen, he started submitting short stories to national magazines. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 600 stories, poems, essays, plays, films, television plays, radio, music, and comic books. His books include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bradbury Speaks. He won numerous awards for his works including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1977, the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted 65 of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. The film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit was written by Ray Bradbury and was based on his story The Magic White Suit. He was the idea consultant and wrote the basic scenario for the United States pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, as well as being an imagineer for Walt Disney Enterprises, where he designed the Spaceship Earth exhibition at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He died after a long illness on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91.

Introduction
The Whole Town's Sleeping
The Rocket
Season of Disbelief
And the Rock Cried Out
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh
The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge
The Flying Machine
Heavy-Set
The First Night of Lent
Lafayette, Farewell
Remember Sascha?
Junior
That Woman on the Lawn
February 1999: Ylla
Banshee
One for His Lordship, and One for the Road!
The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair
Unterderseaboat Doktor
Another Fine Mess
The Dwarf
A Wild Night in Galway
The Wind
No News, or What Killed the Dog?
A Little Journey
Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is a Friend of Mine
The Garbage Collector
The Visitor
The Man
Henry the Ninth
The Messiah
Bang! You're Dead!
Darling Adolf
The Beautiful Shave
Colonel Stonesteel's Genuine Home-made Truly Egyptian Mummy
I See You Never
The Exiles
At Midnight, in the Month of June
The Witch Door
The Watchers
2004-05: The Naming of Names
Hopscotch
The Illustrated Man
The Dead Man
June 2001: And the Moon Be Still as Bright
The Burning Man
G.B.S.--Mark V
A Blade of Grass
The Sound of Summer Running
And the Sailor, Home from the Sea
The Lonely Ones
The Finnegan
On the Orient, North
The Smiling People
The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl
Bug
Downwind from Gettysburg
Time in Thy Flight
Changeling
The Dragon
Let's Play "Poison"
The Cold Wind and the Warm
The Meadow
The Kilimanjaro Device
The Man in the Rorschach Shirt
Bless Me, Father, for I Have Sinned
The Pedestrian
Trapdoor
The Swan
The Sea Shell
Once More, Legato
June 2003: Way in the Middle of the Air
The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone
By the Numbers!
April 2005: Usher II
The Square Pegs
The Trolley
The Smile
The Miracles of Jamie
A Far-away Guitar
The Cistern
The Machineries of Joy
Bright Phoenix
The Wish
The Lifework of Juan Diaz
Time Intervening/Interim
Almost the End of the World
The Great Collision of Monday Last
The Poems
April 2026: The Long Years
Icarus Montgolfier Wright
Death and the Maiden
Zero Hour
The Toynbee Convector
Forever and the Earth
The Handler
Getting Through Sunday Somehow
The Pumpernickel
Last Rites
The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse
All on a Summer's Night

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