The Crystal World

J. G. Ballard

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J. G. Ballard’s fourth novel, which established his reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent and imaginative powers, tells the story of a physician specializing in the treatment of leprosy who is invited to a small outpost in the interior of Africa. Finding the roadways blocked, he takes to the river, and embarks on a frightening journey through a strange petrified forest whose area expands daily, affecting not only the physical environment but also its inhabitants.

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J. G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard is the author of numerous books, including Empire of the Sun, the underground classic Crash, and The Kindness of Women. He is revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twentieth-century technology. His latest book is Super-Cannes. He lives in England.

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The Crystal World
J. G. Ballard

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
May 1988
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374520960
ISBN10: 0374520968
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 216 pages
$14.00

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July 2014
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ISBN: 9781466856639
ISBN10: 1466856637
216 pages
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