Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury

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Over 50 years out of print the October release of DARK CARNIVAL by RAY BRADBURY will be the literary event of the year for Bradbury fans. After many years Ray Bradbury has agreed to allow this classic to be published in a LIMITED edition, with bonus material, edited by his long-time bibliographer Donn Albright. With the space allowed here we can't provide details of ALL the bonus material, but for complete details check out the Gauntlet Press website. The cover art is a Bradbury oil painting from Albright’s personal collection, painted by Bradbury around the time of the original publication of DARK CARNIVAL. We will be reproducing the book as it originally appeared AND then add a host of bonus material, from Albright’s personal archives. We will be including five additional short stories for this definitive edition of the DARK CARNIVAL. These are stories that did not appear in the original, with most all but impossible to get a hol! d of. All were originally published in Weird Tales and were at one time considered for publication in the original version of DARK CARNIVAL. Four stories will appear in the book itself: “The Watchers” Bradbury’s first anthology sale in Rue Morgue which he sold at the age of 25. There is also “The Poems” “Bang, You’re Dead” and “The Seashells.” Other bonus material include Bradbury’s original proposal for DARK CARNIVAL, a detailed proposal for a ballet with handwritten notes Bradbury made to himself, the original U.S. and U.K. versions of the cover, story notes in Bradbury’s own words from a taped session with Donn Albright and far more. Only 700 numbered copies of this classic will be sold. After we’re sold out Bradbury’s representatives say the book goes back in the vault (NO further editions, no paperback). Since the book will not be out until November (but will in all probability be sold out) it's wise to order a copy now. With so few available their value will skyrocket, just like the original.

Note: This book will not be signed by the author, as previously noted. -- Gauntlet Press, 10/23/2001.

 

About Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of stories. Among his best-known works are Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. An Emmy Award winner for his teleplay The Halloween Tree and an Academy Award nominee, Mr. Bradbury was also honored by the National Book Foundation with a medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Winner of a National Medal of Arts and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, France’s highest cultural award, he lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published June 1, 1947 by Arkham House Pub. 313 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Once to be titled The Child's Garden of Terrors, Bradbury's first story collection rolls back into town, spinning stardust and cobwebs in its wondrous wak

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Once to be titled The Child's Garden of Terrors, Bradbury's first story collection rolls back into town, spinning stardust and cobwebs in its wondrous wake.

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