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The Neverending Story (1st edition 1983 hardback, Never-ending Story) by Michael Ende - First Edition - 1983 - from 84 Charing Cross Road Books and Biblio.com

The Neverending Story (1st edition 1983 hardback, Never-ending Story)

by Michael Ende

Condition: Very Good Condition/Good


Allen Lane / Doubleday, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Roswitha Quadflieg. VG-/Good+ 1st edition 1983 joint Allen Lane Doubleday hardback, with unclipped DJ showing ISBN; lovely jacket design, beautifully illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg with text in different coloured ink. . A little rubbing and bruising to corners and spine ends, minor small tear to top front corner of DJ, looseness along front edge of jacket else VG and unmarked internally, binding tight. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Illustrator: Roswitha Quadflieg. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0713915099. ISBN/EAN: 9780713915099. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 071348.. 9780713915099

The Neverending Story is a German fantasy novel by Michael Ende, first published in 1979 under the title Die unendliche Geschichte. The standard English translation, by Ralph Manheim, was first published in 1983. The novel was later adapted into several films. The majority of the story takes place in the parallel world of Fantastica (Phantásien in the original German version; referred to as Fantasia in the films), a world being destroyed by the Nothing, which represents and constitutes people's lack of imagination in the real world. The first protagonist is a young warrior, who is asked by the sick Empress to set off and find the cure for their world. The other protagonist is a boy from the real world, a reader of the novel with the same title, for whom the story gradually becomes more and more realistic. - Read more: Identifying first editions of The Neverending Story (1st edition 1983 hardback, Never-ending Story)




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On Apr 2 2013, fireflower537 said:
  "This is one of my favorite books. It is as strange as it is wonderful. A boy finds a book and halfway through the story he becomes a character in the book. This is a very clever and beautiful story."

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