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Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (Riverside Paper Series, No. 8, Extra, Sept. 21, 1889)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2098876

Condition: Good


Early reprint ('Three hundred and ninety-third thousand'). Spine lightly creased, minor loss from wrappers along spine head & foot, very faint stain to top of page ridge with associated minor wave to page corners. 1889 Soft Cover. v, 337, [14] pp. Publisher advertisement follows text, ads inside front & rear wrapper, Emerson Pianos and W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa advertised on rear wrapper. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from western Massachusetts, and was first published in 1888. According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is one of t... View more info

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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

By: Boisgilbert, Edmund (Donnelly, Ignatius)

Price: $375.00  $300.00

Publisher: F.J. Schulte & Company: 1891

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1688262

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing, released one year after first edition. Boards slightly rubbed, paper along front hinge split, hinge itself holding strongly, pages toned. 1891 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & decoration. One of the first dystopian novels written in the English language. First published in 1890, just three years after Bellamy's classic utopia Looking Backward, this work can be seen as a reaction to Bellamy, as well as to the political climate of the day. It illuminates injustices and social inequalities that exist in civilizations focused on technological progress and the purs... View more info

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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation [Graphic Novel]

By: Bradbury, Ray; Hamilton, Tim

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1928310

ISBN: 0809051001

Condition: Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. viii, 149 pp. 8vo. A graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury's famous vision of a dystopian future in which books are contraband. For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world’s most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translat... View more info

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The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set

By: Collins, Suzanne

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Scholastic Press: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201796

ISBN: 0545265355

Condition: Near Fine


Reprints. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three hardcover volumes. The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete! View more info

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Brave New World (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1946

Seller ID: 2199861

Condition: Near Fine


First Modern Library edition. Lacks jacket, otherwise an excellent copy. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xviii], 310, [3] pp. 8vo. A prophetic novel of natural man in an unnatural world. Huxley's novel is part of the dystopian tradition in literature, displaying the ways in which highly organized police states marginalize the individual and destroy personal freedoms. View more info

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The Dispossessed

By: Le Guin, Ursula K.

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1974

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2268484

ISBN: 0060125632

Condition: Very Good


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 surfac... View more info

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This Perfect Day

By: Levin, Ira

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: Random House: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279350

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309, [3] pp. 8vo. This Perfect Day (1970), by Ira Levin, is a heroic science fiction novel of a technocratic utopia. Often compared to Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World, This Perfect Day is in some ways more subtle in its depiction of the oppressive society of the story. View more info

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A Canticle For Leibowitz

By: Miller, Walter M. Jr.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Spectra: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2296811

ISBN: 0553379267

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint crease. 1997 Trade Paperback. 334 pp. Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future. In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the re... View more info

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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

By: Orwell, George

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Penguin: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2300161

ISBN: 0140009728

Condition: Good


Reprint. Pages toned. 1954 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's dystopian tale Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.' Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be... View more info

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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

By: Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur]

Price: $425.00  $340.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2017

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2295363

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, one of 1200 copies. Signed by Bill Mayer without inscription on limitation page. 2017 Full-Leather. 218 pp. Brown full leather, gilt and green titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. 10 tipped in color plates by Bill Mayer, produced specially for this edition. A satirical look at Soviet totalitarianism using animals on a farm as an allegorical device. The revision of history by those in power is a theme that returns in Orwell's famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. While the setting of Animal Farm does not quite fit the paramet... View more info

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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

By: Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur]

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1946

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2301329

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket rubbed and lightly foxed, clear tape repairs on jacket reverse. 1946 Hard Cover. 118 pp. 8vo. A satirical look at Soviet totalitarianism using animals on a farm as an allegorical device. The revision of history by those in power is a theme that returns in Orwell's famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. While the setting of Animal Farm does not quite fit the parameters of a dystopian society, Orwell's work here seems to progress directly toward the speculations about future society in Nineteen Eighty-Four, common themes being the will to power, power's corrupting... View more info

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The Fountainhead

By: Rand, Ayn

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2105701

Condition: Good


Early reprint. Boards stained, top page margin lightly stained, spine toned, ink name on front endpaper, light spot in center of front blanks. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 753, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles. When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful w... View more info

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Atlas Shrugged

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294521

ISBN: 0525934189

Condition: Near Fine


35th anniversary edition. 1/2 inch tear on front jacket corner. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 1168, [6] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, Who is John Galt?, Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtak... View more info

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Insurgent (Divergent Series)

By: Roth, Veronica

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books: 2012

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285166

ISBN: 0062024043

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. As war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. View more info

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Odd John: A Story between Jest and Earnest (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Stapledon, Olaf; Bester, Alfred

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2277189

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1987 Full-Leather. 157, [7] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. 1987 reissue of the 1935 science fiction novel, which focuses on Friedrich Nietzsche's idea of the Ubermensch. Introduction by Alfred Bester, color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Wendy Snow-Lang. Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest by William Olaf Stapledon Odd John: A Story between Jest and Earnest is a 1935 science fiction novel by the British author Olaf Stapledon. The novel explores the ... View more info