(#173352) HIGH-RISE. Ballard.

HIGH-RISE. London: Jonathan Cape, [1975]. Octavo, boards. First edition. "The middle-class residents of a gigantic apartment block discover that their 'affectless' surroundings encourage a new kind of barbarism. Ironic, stylish, perverse, hard-hitting. Like the author's CRASH, it is only marginally SF, but in some ways it seems to prefigure the selfish yuppiedom of the mid-80s and the building of the Canary Wharf tower in London's former docklands." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 173. "This book has been called an adult version of Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-18. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-68. King list, p. 389. Winter list, p. 268. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 364. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with printed price clipped and Cape's £6.95 price sticker affixed to the front flap. (#173352).

Price: $750.00

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"FIRST PUBLISHED 1975" on copyright page.