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The October Country

"The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. Each of the stories in Ray Bradbury's masterful collection is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place of shadows. But there is astonishing beauty here as well, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls, that chills like a long-after-midnight wind, that lifts the reader high above a sleeping Earth on strange wings."--Page 4 of cover.

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  • "October country"
  • "October country, the fortieth anniversary edition"@en

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  • ""The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. Each of the stories in Ray Bradbury's masterful collection is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place of shadows. But there is astonishing beauty here as well, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls, that chills like a long-after-midnight wind, that lifts the reader high above a sleeping Earth on strange wings."--Page 4 of cover."@en
  • "Haunting, harrowing, and downright horrifying, this classic collection from the modern master of the fantastic features: THE SMALL ASSASSIN: a fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother's dream come true -- or her nightmare ... THE EMISSARY: the faithful dog was the sick boy's only connectioin with the world outside -- and beyond ... THE WONDERFUL DEATH OF DUDLEY STONE: a most remarkable case of murder -- the deceased was delighted! And more."@en
  • "Haunting, harrowing, and downright horrifying, this classic collection from the modern master of the fantastic features: THE SMALL ASSASSIN: a fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother's dream come true -- or her nightmare ... THE EMISSARY: the faithful dog was the sick boy's only connectioin with the world outside -- and beyond ... THE WONDERFUL DEATH OF DUDLEY STONE: a most remarkable case of murder -- the deceased was delighted! And more!"
  • "Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out.. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista.The October CountryThe October Country is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings of Uncle Einar."@en
  • "A collection of short stories by the famous science fiction writer that border on the bizarre, including "Skeleton," "The small assassin," "Touched with fire," and "Uncle Einar.""@en
  • "This volume includes fifteen stories which are revised versions of pieces that appeared in "Dark Carnival" published 1947 by Arkham House."@en
  • "Collection of nineteen fantasy horror stories by Bradbury, pointing out the world's insanities, disorders, and hang-ups."@en
  • "Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista. The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. The October Country's inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman's newborn child can plot murder; and a man's skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury's The October Country is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings of Uncle Einar."@en
  • "A collection of nineteen stories written before Bradbury's twenty-sixth birthday."
  • "Ordinary people are caught up in unreal situations in these 19 strange stories. Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista. The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. The October Country's inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman's newborn child can plot murder; and a man's skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury's The October Country is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings of Uncle Einar."

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  • "Science fiction, American"
  • "Horror tales"
  • "Horror tales"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Horror stories"
  • "Fantasy fiction"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction"
  • "Science fiction"@en
  • "Science fiction"
  • "Short stories"
  • "Short stories"@en
  • "Horror fiction"@en

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  • "The October Country"
  • "The October Country"@en
  • "The October country / by Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by JoeMugnaini ; [all-new introduction by the author]"@en
  • "The October country / by Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by JoeMugnaini ; [all-new introduction by the author]"
  • "The October country stories"@en
  • "The October country : stories"
  • "The October country : stories"@en
  • "The October country"@en
  • "The October country"
  • "The October Country ... With drawings by Joe Mugnaini. [Short stories.]"@en
  • "The October country / by Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by Joe Mugnaini"
  • "The October country / by Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by Joe Mugnaini"@en
  • "The October country; stories"@en
  • "The October country; stories"
  • "The october country"
  • "The october country"@en

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