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The Man in the High Castle. by  Philip K Dick - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 99635)

The Man in the High Castle.

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The Man in the High Castle.

by Dick, Philip K

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1962. First edition of Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Bodly signed by Philip K. Dick on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Robert Galster. Photograph by Arthur Knight. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. Philip K. Dick succeeded in creating a plausible imaginary world in which Americans are obliged to squirm with embarrassment, resentment and remorse; they bear the full weight of cultural oppression which has been borne in our time-stream by so many of the world's other peoples... The novel questions our whole notion of 'reality,' showing how frail the consensus can be... It is probably Dick's best work, and the most memorable alternative world tale, or fantasia of historical possibility, ever written" (Science Fiction 100 Best, 93-94). "The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career... One of America's enduring expressionist novels of alienation and disillusionment, whose environs are no more far-fetched than the West Egg mansion of an ersatz millionaire" (New York Times). Winner of the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It is the basis for the successful series produced by Amazon Studios starring Alexa Davalos and Rupert Evans.


The Man in the High Castle (1962), by Philip K. Dick, is a science fiction novel of the alternative history sub-genre. The novel won a Hugo Award. The story of The Man in the High Castle, about daily life for the victors and the vanquished under totalitarian Fascist imperialism, occurs in 1962, fourteen years after the end of a longer Second World War (1939–1948).


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On Mar 2 2015, a reader said:
Alternate history doesn't get any better than in this Philip K. Dick novel. Set in the then-contemporary world of 1962, it chronicles the lives of its characters in an America that had lost World War II and was divided into Japanese and German zones of occupation. Dick uses this setting to explore many of his standard themes about the nature of reality, but this is done within the framework of an enjoyable story that is never less than entertaining.


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The Man in the High Castle.
Dick, Philip K
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G.P. Putnam's Sons
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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First Edition
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