THE BODY SNATCHERS

Finney, Jack

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
Date Published: 1955
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 3034

Description

First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16.25cm); illustrated wrappers; burgundy edge-staining; 191,[1]pp. Light wear to edges and joints, text slightly tanned, with the edge-staining still bright and even; Very Good+.

Comments

Finney's third novel, "a science fiction story about a town in Marin County, California, being invaded by seeds that have drifted to earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping humans with perfect physical duplicates grown from plantlike pods, while their human victims turn to dust" (The Dark Page, Vol.2, pp.58-59). Basis for four film adaptations, most notably Don Siegel's 1956 film noir Invasion of the Body Snatchers, starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, and Larry Gates. Locke (Spectrum of Fantasy, Vol.1), pp.83-84; Barron (Anatomy of Wonder) 4-245.


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