Dark Carnival.

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: £495.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Page edges just a little browned, an almost fine copy in a VG+ price-clipped (by the publisher, with '5s net' stamped above) dustjacket with spine edge wear and some dust-soiling to rear (white) panel.


The author's first book, a short story collection. Abridged text: first published by Arkham House the year before, this UK hardcover collects twenty of the twenty seven stories found in that edition.

''Bradbury discovered sf Fandom in 1937, meeting Ray Harryhausen, Forrest J Ackerman and Henry Kuttner, and began publishing his fanzine Futuria Fantasia in 1939. His first professional sale was ''Pendulum'' with Henry Hasse for Super Science Stories in November 1941. In that year he met a number of sf professionals, including Leigh Brackett, who generously coached him in writing techniques. He later collaborated with her, completing her ''Lorelei of the Red Mist'' (Summer 1946 Planet Stories). By 1943 Bradbury's style was beginning to jell: poetic, evocative, consciously symbolic, with strong nostalgic elements and a leaning towards the macabre - his work was always more fantasy and horror than sf. Many of Bradbury's early stories, mostly written 1943-1947, were collected in his first book, DARK CARNIVAL (1947; cut 1948; cut vt The Small Assassin 1962); quite a few of them had originally appeared in Weird Tales'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Dark Carnival.

Author Name: Bradbury, Ray

Categories: Other,

Edition: First British edition (& 1st ed thus).

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1948.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Page edges just a little browned, an almost fine copy in a VG+ price-clipped (by the publisher, with '5s net' stamped above) dustjacket with spine edge wear and some dust-soiling to rear (white) panel.

Seller ID: 12795