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Stranger in a Strange Land by HEINLEIN Robert - First Edition  - 1961 - from Bauman Rare Books (SKU: 106897)

Stranger in a Strange Land

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Stranger in a Strange Land

by HEINLEIN Robert

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1961. First Edition . HEINLEIN, Robert. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1961). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $7200.First edition of Heinlein’s most famous and influential novel.""An amazing, iconoclastic and complex satire of hypocrisy in sex and religion… A radical departure from conventional science fiction"" (Patterson, 29, 48). ""It reached large audiences farther away from his science fiction roots than anything else [Heinlein] wrote, and inspired insurgencies both right and left"" (Anatomy of Wonder II-518). The novel won Heinlein his third Hugo Award—and while it strikes many readers as wildly divergent from his previous Hugo-winning book, Starship Troopers (1959), the author once claimed that the two works explored the same theme: ""love and duty—and how they are related to the survival of our race."" First issue, in green cloth with code C22 in the gutter of page 408 (Currey, 193). Currey, 193. Smiley, 36. Book extremely good, with mild toning and light soiling to cloth and tiny repair to head of spine. Bright dust jacket with only minor restoration and a bit of toning to spine. A most attractive copy.

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Stranger in a Strange Land is a best-selling 1961 Hugo Award-winning science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human raised by Martians on the planet Mars, upon his return to Earth in early adulthood. The novel explores his interaction with — and eventual transformation of — Earth culture. The novel's title refers to the Biblical Book of Exodus. According to Heinlein in Grumbles from the Grave, the novel's working title was The Heretic.

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Bauman Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
106897
Title
Stranger in a Strange Land
Author
HEINLEIN Robert
Book condition
Used
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Date published
1961

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