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The Kraken Wakes

By John Wyndham

1953

Michael Joseph : London

7.5" by 5"

288pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this science fiction novel by author, John Wyndham.

'The Kraken Wakes' is the fourth novel by Wyndham under this particular pseudonym and it is one of his best known works. This novel follows Earth during an invasion by aliens. It is told through the eyes of one Mike Watson, a broadcaster for the English Broadcasting Company, with his wife and co-reporter Phyllis. John Wyndham is one of the most prolific British science fiction authors who penned his novels during the Golden Era of science fiction. Born John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris, he wrote under the names John Wyndham, John Benyon and Lucas Parkes. Following schooling, Wyndham explored many careers but found writing suited him best. Between 1925 and 1931 he sold short stories and serial fiction to American Science Fiction magazines. He took a break in writing during the Second World War, but soon returned, to much success. He is probably best known for 'The Day of the Triffids'.

CONDITION

In the original full cloth binding and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with a small crease to the spine. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Small closed tears to the head and tail of joints, no larger than 1cm. Small closed tear to the tail of front wrap, no larger than 3cm. Light offsetting to the endapers. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, K H A Bryden, Camberley 1953. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Indeed dustwrapper

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