The Dispossessed

By: Le Guin, Ursula K.

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2nd printing. Former library copy with pocket on rear endpaper, stamps on top page ridge and title page, otherwise an excellent copy. Jacket unmarked. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 338 pp. 8vo. An important work of utopian fiction by Le Guin, which won both the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, and was nominated for the John W. Campbell award. On the surface, Le Guin's story of the brilliant physicist Shevek is a tale of a futuristic world, and the struggle of the civilizations on two separate planets to reconcile with each other's way of life. Beneath the surface run deep undercurrents of meaning -- philosophical, religious, and scientific themes that transcend the story itself. Shevek's quest to reconcile two seemingly antithetical schools of theoretical physics is also the individual's quest to reconcile individuality with social behavior, identity with belonging, and freedom with responsibility. Colored by the Taoist sensibilities with which Le Guin has long been fascinated, the parallels drawn in The Dispossessed are simultaneously vivid and subtle -- the style of writing embodies the very ideas that Le Guin attempts to convey. Widely praised even beyond the usual literary circles of science fiction, The Dispossessed is a true masterpiece, the consummation of a unique and detailed vision of a distant world surprisingly similar to our own.

Title: The Dispossessed

Author: Le Guin, Ursula K.

Categories: Utopian & Dystopian, Hugo Winners, Nebula Winners,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1974

ISBN Number: 0060125632

ISBN Number 13: 9780060125639

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2268484