Personally signed by both Ray Bradbury and Stephen King
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION NO. 84 OF ONLY 100 PRODUCED IN THIS SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION
PS Publishing 2007. Ray Bradbury "Dandelion Wine" & "Summer Morning, Summer Night". 50th Anniversary Edition. Signed Limited Edition. Signed by both Ray Bradbury and Stephen King directly onto the special limitation page. This is number 84 of only 100 produced in this slipcased deluxe edition. Wraparound pictorial papers. Issued with dust jacket and red colored slipcase. ISBN: 978-1905834-89-1.
With a brand-new introduction by Stephen King, this 50th Anniversary production of Dandelion Wine includes all the original illustrations that accompanied the individual stories when they first saw print in the magazines of the 1940s and '50s. This edition also includes a second book: Summer Morning, Summer Night, featuring all the other Greentown, Illinois stories... some of which are previously unpublished.
A RARE BOOK FOR THE DISCERNING COLLECTOR
- Title: Dandelion Wine.
- Author: Ray Bradbury.
- Introduction by Stephen King
- Editors: Donn Albright and Jon Eller
- Artist: Book cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin.
- Cover art: Amos Sewell.
- Jacket design by Alligator Tree Graphics
Ray Bradbury is America's foremost writer of science fiction and fantasy. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, Bradbury is widely considered one of the greatest and most popular American writers of speculative fiction of the twentieth century. Ray Bradbury's popularity has been increased by more than 20 television shows and films using his writings.
From the publisher:
PS Publishing is proud to present the 50th Anniversary edition of Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.
You do things and you don't watch... then, all of a sudden, you look at what you're doing and it's like the very first time. It happens to everyone at least once. And while it lasts, the ordinary business of living becomes a magical series of discoveries and revelations.
It happened to Douglas Spalding the summer he was twelve years old... the summer of 1928, when he discovered that he was truly alive and he yelled it a dozen times in celebration.
Ray Bradbury's wondrous novel of inter-connected stories and vignettes depicts what is truly a vintage summer for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns and new sneakers... of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinners. A season of sorrows and marvels alike.
With a brand new introduction by Stephen King, this 50th Anniversary production of Dandelion Wine boasts three states and includes all the original illustrations that accompanied the individual stories when they first saw print in the magazines of the 1940s and '50s.
For fans of Mr. Bradbury's work, this may well turn out to be the publishing event of the decade.
Available in three states:
1) Unsigned hardcover edition.
2) Slipcased Hardcover state limited to 200 copies signed by Ray Bradbury and sold out at the publisher
3) Deluxe 2-vol. Slipcased Hardcover set limited to 100 copies signed by Ray Bradbury and Stephen King
THIS LISTING IS FOR STATE 3
"Bradbury is an authentic original." -Time magazine
Dandelion Wine is a 1957 semi-autobiographical novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois, a pseudonym for Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. The novel developed from the short story "Dandelion Wine" which appeared in the June 1953 issue of Gourmet magazine.
The title refers to a wine made with dandelion petals and other ingredients, commonly citrus fruit. In the story, dandelion wine, as made by the protagonist's grandfather, serves as a metaphor for packing all of the joys of summer into a single bottle.
The main character of the story is Douglas Spaulding, a 12-year-old boy loosely patterned after Bradbury. Most of the book is focused upon the routines of small-town America, and the simple joys of yesteryear.
The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding—remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.
The only god living in Green Town, Illinois, that Douglas Spaulding knew of.
The facts about John Huff, aged twelve, are simple and soon stated.
• He could pathfind more trails than any Choctaw or Cherokee since time began.
• Could leap from the sky like a chimpanzee from a vine.
• Could live underwater two minutes and slide fifty yards downstream.
• Could hit baseballs into apple trees, knocking down harvests.
• Could jump six-foot orchard walls.
• Ran laughing.
• Sat easy.
• Was not a bully.
• Was kind.
• Knew the words to all the cowboy songs and would teach you if you asked.
• Knew the names of all the wild flowers and when the moon would rise or set and when the tides came in or out.
He was, in fact, the only god living in the whole of Green Town, Illinois, during the twentieth century that Douglas Spaulding knew of.
Summer Morning, Summer Night
Green Town, Illinois stands at the very heart of Ray Bradbury Country. A lovingly re-imagined version of the author's native Waukegan, it has served as the setting for such modern classics as Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Farewell Summer . In Summer Morning, Summer Night, Bradbury returns to this signature locale with a generous new collection of twenty-seven stories and vignettes, seventeen of which have never been published before. Together, they illuminate some of Green Town's previously hidden corners, and reaffirm Bradbury's position as the undisputed master of a unique fictional universe.
In the course of this volume, readers will encounter a gallery of characters brought vividly to life by that indefinable Bradbury magic. Included among them are a pair of elderly sisters whose love potion carries an unexpected consequence; a lonely teacher who discovers love on Green Town's nocturnal streets; a ten-year-old girl who literally unearths the intended victim of a vicious crime; and an aging man who recreates his past with the aid of a loaf of pumpernickel bread.
Each of these stories is engaging, evocative, and deeply felt. Each reflects the characteristic virtues that have always marked the best of Bradbury's fiction: optimism, unabashed nostalgia, openness to experience, and, most centrally, an abiding generosity of spirit. Summer Morning, Summer Night is both an unexpected gift and a treasure trove of Story. Its people, places, images, and events will linger in the reader's mind for many years to come.
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. One of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers, he worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction.
Bradbury wrote many works and is widely known by the general public for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951). Most of his best known work is speculative fiction, but he also worked in other genres, such as the coming of age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992). He also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted into television and film productions as well as comic books. Additionally, Bradbury wrote poetry and published several collections of his poems, such as They Have Not Seen the Stars (2001).
The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream".
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. Described as the "King of Horror", his books have sold more than 350 million copies as of 2006, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published over 65 novels/novellas, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire bibliography, such as the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, he was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature.
SLIPCASE: Very Fine- with a couple of minor marks to surface. Sharp corners that are not bumped.
- PS Publishing 2007.
- Deluxe Signed Limited of 100
- Ray Bradbury
- Dandelion Wine
- Stephen King
- Donn Albright
- Jon Eller
- Tomislav Tikulin
- Amos Sewell