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Edited by Thialfi Sep 07, 2010
”Over 50 years out of print the October release of DARK CARNIVAL by RAY BRADBURY will be the literary event of the year for Bradbury fans. After many years Ray Bradbury has agreed to allow this classic to be published in a LIMITED edition, with bonus material, edited by his long-time bibliographer Donn Albright.
The cover art is a Bradbury oil painting from Albright's personal collection, painted by Bradbury around the time of the original publication of DARK CARNIVAL. We will be reproducing the book as it originally appeared AND then add a host of bonus material, from Albright's personal archives.
We will be including five additional short stories for this definitive edition of the DARK CARNIVAL. These are stories that did not appear in the original, with most all but impossible to get a hol! d of. All were originally published in Weird Tales and were at one time considered for publication in the original version of DARK CARNIVAL. Four stories will appear in the book itself: “The Watchers” Bradbury's first anthology sale in Rue Morgue which he sold at the age of 25. There is also “The Poems” “Bang, You're Dead” and “The Seashells.” Other bonus material include Bradbury's original proposal for DARK CARNIVAL, a detailed proposal for a ballet with handwritten notes Bradbury made to himself, the original U.S. and U.K. versions of the cover, story notes in Bradbury's own words from a taped session with Donn Albright and far more.
Only 700 numbered copies of this classic will be sold. After we're sold out Bradbury's representatives say the book goes back in the vault (NO further editions, no paperback).” – Gauntlet Press, 10/23/2001.
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