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Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Author: J. G. Ballard
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Ser.
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The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.

Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.

Shanghai, 1941--a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world.

Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

'An extraordinary achievement' Angela Carter 'A remarkable journey into the mind of a growing boy ... horror and humanity are blended into a unique and unforgettable fiction' Sunday Times 'An immensely powerful novel -- in a class of its own for sheer imaginative force' Daily Telegraph 'Remarkable ! form, content and style fuse with complete success ! one of the great war novels of the 20th century' William Boyd 'Gripping and remarkable ! I have never read a novel which gave me a stronger sense of the blind helplessness of war ! unforgettable' Observer 'Ranks with the greatest British writing on the Second World War' The Times 'A brilliant fusion of history, autobiography and imaginative speculation. An incredible literary achievement and almost intolerably moving' Anthony Burgess

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General Fields

  • : 9780007221523
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperPerennial
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. G. Ballard
  • : Paperback
  • : 352