A good read and a good author. 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. The facsimile dust jackets are produced from first edition originals. The originals have been scanned digitally into high resolution files and then restored taking away all nicks and chips etc. The restored images are then printed using a high quality large format printer onto a single sheet of acid free archival paper using archival quality fade resistant inks. The result is a clean presentation quite suitable as a gift.
The item "Pierre Boulle The Planet of the Apes 1963 HC DJ 1st edition first printing" is in sale since Monday, February 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "happyjunking" and is located in Champlain, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.