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Bid Time Return  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  Richard Matheson - First Edition; First Printing - 1975 - from Books Tell You Why and Biblio.com

Bid Time Return - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Matheson, Richard

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


New York: The Viking Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0670162329 . A most attractive first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Rather scarce in this condition; Matheson's time travel romance of Richard Colier, who has been given 6 months to live by his doctors. Spending his final days in the famed Hotel del Coronado, he falls in love with actress Elise McKenna who performed in the hotel almost 100 years before. Bid Time Return, derived from Shakespeare's Richard II, "O call back yesterday, bid time return", was basis for the 1980 movie Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright and William H. Macy; [x], 278 pages .


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Bid Time Return is a 1975 science fiction novel by Richard Matheson. It concerns a man from the 1970s who travels back in time to court a 19th century stage actress whose photograph has captivated him. The title comes from a line in Shakespeare's Richard II (act iii, scene 2), "O call back yesterday, bid time return. " In 1980, it was made into the movie Somewhere in Time, the title of which was used for future editions of the book.

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