"The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China."
Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.
Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world.
Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.
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Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his bookplate to front pastedown.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pages; Physical description: 278p : 1map ; 24cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - China - Shanghai - Fiction.Review:
"An outstanding novel...a classic adventure story."-- "The New York Times"
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Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110575034831
Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0575034831