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Planet of the Apes

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Before you see the movie, read the original novel!

First published more than thirty-five years ago, Pierre Boulle?s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, through four sequels and two television series...and now the newest film adaptation directed by Tim Burton.

In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems.

They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense.

Synopsis:

The classic 1963 novel that inspired the blockbuster 1968 film is back in a new edition just in time for Tim Burton's remake of the film that stars Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, and Michael Clarke Duncan, to be released in July, 2001.

About the Author

PIERRE BOULLE was born in Avignon, France in 1912. He originally trained as an engineer, but in 1936 went to Malaysia as a rubber planter. In 1939 he was called up in the French forces in Indochina. When France fell during World War II, he fled to Singapore, where he joined the Free French Mission. After the Japanese invasion, he was sent via Rangoon and the Burma Road to Yunnan to establish contact with Kuomintang forces. He infiltrated Indochina as a guerilla where he was captured in 1943. He escaped in 1944, was picked up by a British plane, and served in the Special Forces in Calcutta for the rest of the war.

His first novel published in the United States was The Bridge on the River Kwai. It was awarded the Prix Ste. Beuve in France, and led to the motion picture that received an amazing seven Academy Awards. He considered his subsequent books, of which Planet of the Apes is the most well-known, to be social fantasies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345447982
Author:
Boulle, Pierre
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Apes
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 01-3
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.97x4.21x.75 in. .30 lbs.

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