SIGNED LETTERED EDITION
Personally signed by Richard Matheson (author of "I Am Legend") and David Morrell
Gauntlet Press 2000. Richard Matheson "The Shrinking Man". Signed lettered edition. Traycased with CD included. This is "CC" of only 52 produced in this edition. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. As new, without any visible flaws. Signed by Richard Matheson & David Morrell directly onto the limitation page.
The CD has also been signed by Richard Matheson.
The “classic-revisited” signed limited edition of this novel, containing additional material to make this a definitive edition.
Richard Matheson has written a new introduction for the book. David Morrell has written a wonderfully insightful afterwood. The end of the book displays 10 pages of Matheson's original screenplay as well as the author's own black & white photos from the movie. A CD of the author reading chapter two of the book is also included. The CD is in excellent condition.
From the publisher:
Gauntlet introduces our fifth Richard Matheson “Classic-Revisited” THE SHRINKING MAN. As with all of our “classic-revisited” titles we’ve added additional material to make this a definitive edition. Richard Matheson has written a new introduction for the book. David Morrell has written a wonderfully insightful afterwood. Both Matheson and Morrell have signed both the numbered and lettered editions. Both editions also include ten pages of Matheson’s screenplay from the original film. And Matheson has provided a number of stills from his own personal archives from the movie. Several appear in the numbered edition, with others appearing in just the leather traycased lettered edition.
Available in the following states:
- 500-copy signed numbered edition
- 52-copy signed traycased lettered edition
- Signed “PC” lettered edition
This is signed lettered edition "CC" of only 52 produced.
About the book
The Shrinking Man is a science fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson, published in 1956. It has been adapted into a motion picture twice, called The Incredible Shrinking Man in 1957 and The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1981, both by Universal Pictures. The novel was retitled The Incredible Shrinking Man in some later editions.
In 2012 it was included (under the original title) in the Library of America two-volume boxed set American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, edited by Gary K. Wolfe.
About the author
Born in Allendale, New Jersey to Norwegian immigrant parents, Matheson was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943. He then entered the military and spent World War II as an infantry soldier. In 1949 he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and moved to California in 1951. He married in 1952 and has four children, three of whom (Chris, Richard Christian, and Ali Matheson) are writers of fiction and screenplays.
His first short story, "Born of Man and Woman," appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1950. The tale of a monstrous child chained in its parents' cellar, it was told in the first person as the creature's diary (in poignantly non-idiomatic English) and immediately made Matheson famous. Between 1950 and 1971, Matheson produced dozens of stories, frequently blending elements of the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres.
Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.
He is best known as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 science fiction horror novel that has been adapted for the screen three times. Matheson himself was co-writer of the first film version, The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price, which was released in 1964. The other two adaptations were The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend, with Will Smith. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel", as well as several adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories for Roger Corman and American International Pictures – House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, Tales of Terror and The Raven. He adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay, directed by Steven Spielberg for the television film of the same name that year.
In addition to I Am Legend and Duel, nine more of his novels and short stories have been adapted as motion pictures: The Shrinking Man (filmed as The Incredible Shrinking Man), Hell House (filmed as The Legend of Hell House), What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes, Steel (filmed as Real Steel), and Button, Button (filmed as The Box). The movie Cold Sweat was based on his novel Ride the Nightmare, and Les seins de glace (Icy Breasts) was based on his novel Someone Is Bleeding. Both Steel and Button had previously been episodes of The Twilight Zone.
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- Signed Lettered Edition of 52
- Full Genuine Leather
- Richard Matheson
- David Morrell