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Empire of the Sun (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)

Empire of the Sun (4th Estate Matchbook Classics)

Author: J. G. Ballard
Series: 4th Estate Matchbook Classics Ser.
$22.99(AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 1
Description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780008329754
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : March 2019
  • : 2.4 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : J. G. Ballard
  • : 352