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King Kong (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The giant prehistoric gorilla King Kong is one of the most recognized images in our culture. So great is the mighty Kong's hold on the popular imagination that his story — a gripping yarn of man versus nature, coupled with a fantastical update of the Beauty and the Beast legend — has been thrice made into a motion picture (most recently in 2005) and referenced endlessly in every medium, from books to prime-time sitcoms.

Beneath King Kong's cultural significance, however, is a tense and surprisingly tender story. One cannot help but be frightened by Kong's uncontrollable fury, feel saddened over the giant's capture, mistreatment, and exploitation by venal showmen, or sympathize with the beast's ill-fated affection for the down-on-her-luck starlet, Ann Darrow.

This Modern Library edition of a true colossus among adventure stories is reprinted from the original 1932 novelization of the movie script, and includes a Preface by Mark Cotta Vaz, the preeminent biographer of Merian C. Cooper, producer of the original 1933 classic film.

Synopsis:

With Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson releasing his remake of King Kong in December 2005, this is a great time for Modern Library to revisit the original motion-picture novelization. It remains true to the earliest novel tied to the 1944 version of the classic film.

About the Author

Greg Bear (Introduction) is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Darwin's Radio and Dead Lines. He has been awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812974935
Introduction:
Bear, Greg
Introduction by:
Greg Bear
Introduction by:
Bear, Greg
Introduction:
Bear, Greg
Author:
Bear, Greg
Author:
Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper Novelization by Delos W. Lovelace
Author:
Wallace, Edgar
Author:
Lovelace, Delos
Author:
Cooper, Merian C.
Adapted:
Lovelace, Delos
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - Novelizations
Subject:
Apes
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - Novelizations
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.45 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , With Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson releasing his remake of King Kong in December 2005, this is a great time for Modern Library to revisit the original motion-picture novelization. It remains true to the earliest novel tied to the 1944 version of the classic film.
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