Empire of the Sun - J. G. Ballard 1984 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition Based on Jim Graham Ballard’s own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy’s life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai – a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint.

‘Remarkable … form, content and style fuse with complete success … one of the great war novels of the 20th century’ - William Boyd.

Includes the publisher’s promotional bookmark.
  ‘A brilliant fusion of history, autobiography and imaginative speculation. An incredible literary achievement and almost intolerably moving.’ - Anthony Burgess.

The basis for the Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg movie (1987) starring starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, and Miranda Richardson, host mostly on location in Shanghai.

In first issue dust jacket, showing two quotes by Graham Greene and Angela Carter on rear panel. Price
£8.95 net to front flap.

References: Shortlisted for 1984 Booker Prize. Winner of both the
James Tait Black Memorial Prize and The Guardian Fiction Award. Book Collector No. 287 (p14-29) 'The Booker Prize'.

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  Condition: Near fine, some soiling to edges, pages toned, in near fine jacket, minor wrinling along top edge, and tail of spine.   Ref: 107139   Price: HK$ 1,900