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Planet of the apes

Author: Pierre Boulle; Xan Fielding
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2011.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, but on Soror humans behave like animals, and are hunted by a civilised race of primates. Captured and sent to a research facility, Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins. But such revelations will have always been greeted by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Boulle; Xan Fielding
ISBN: 9780099529040 0099529041
Language Note: Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 751095622
Notes: Film tie-in.
Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1964.
Description: 200 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Other Titles: Planète des singes.
Responsibility: Pierre Boulle ; translated from the French by Xan Fielding.

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In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, but on Soror humans  Read more...
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"A scintillating mix of sci-fi adventure and allegory" Los Angeles Times "In 1963, at the most glacial moment of the Cold War, Frenchman Pierre Boulle wrote a novel called Planet Of The Apes - a Read more...

 
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