Empire of the Sun (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 05/21/2019

Empire of the Sun (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 05/21/2019

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About the Book

The classic, heartrending story of a British boy’s four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp.

One of the ten books – novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography – that make up our Matchbook Classics’ series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.

Based on J. G. Ballard’s own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy’s life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai – a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint.

Rooted as it is in the author’s own disturbing experience of war in our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered, but judged.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008329754
  • ISBN 10: 0008329753
  • Imprint: Fourth Estate
  • On Sale: 05/21/2019
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:16.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Legal
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Literary

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