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The Neverending Story

By Ende, Michael




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. -

First edition identification and notes

The true first edition was published by K. Thienemanns Verlag in 1979. The first English-language editions were published simultaneously in New York and London by Doubleday and Allen Lane, respectively.


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The Neverending Story.

Ende, Michael

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1983. First edition in English of the author's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Michael Ende on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg. An exceptional example. The Neverending Story was originally published in German as "Die unendliche Geschichte" in 1979 and later translated by Ralph Mainheim. It was later adapted to film in 1984 and directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1985-05-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $952.19


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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

NY: Dutton, 1983. First Editiion. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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The Neverending Story.

Ende, Michael. (Text) Manheim, Ralph. (Trans. ) Quadflieg, Roswitha. (Illustations)

New York: Doubleday.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385176228 . First American Edition. About fine in fine dust jacket. (Mild curvature at crest of spine block. ) Basis for a memorable film adaptation. ; 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"; 396 pages .

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Never-ending Story (King Penguin)

Michael Ende

1984-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $332.87


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The Neverending Story (English and German Edition)

Michael Ende

1983-10-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $328.75


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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

New York: Doubleday and Company, 1983. First US Edition. Fine/Near Fine. First American edition. 396 pp. Original red cloth with blindstamped front and back, gilt spine lettering. Fine in Near Fine unclipped ($15.95) dust jacket with wear at head. An attractive copy. The basis of the 1984 film.

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Price: $250.00


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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael illus by Quadflieg, Roswitha

Hardback. Allen Lane UK. 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Roswitha Quadflieg (illustrator). First Edition. VG-/Good+ 1st impression 1st ed 1983 UK Allen Lane Hardback,

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

This is an unread First Edition copy of The Neverending Story, a fantasy novel by the German writer Michael Ende, first published in 1979. This is the translation by Ralph Manheim. It was first published in English by Doubleday. The novel was published as DIE UNENDLICHE GESCHICHTE and was a worldwide best-seller, adapted into several films. Its success was such that, on Sept 1/16, Google featured a Google Doodle marking the 37th anniversary of its initial publication. "In an interesting commentary on the act of reading fantasy and on the nature of story itself, a boy named Bastian becomes so involved in reading of the amazing adventures of Atreyu in a book, also called THE NEVERENDING STORY, that he becomes part of the story himself, managing to save the fantasy land of the story in the process. The book's use of mythic materials and fantasy tropes is far more sophisticated than one might expect from a children's book, and the common theme of experience and maturity is also treated well." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror(1999) 7-115. CONDITION This copy has been sitting on a shelf since its purchase. It is bright cherry red cloth on the outside, with a very faint design. Inside, the start of each of the 26 chapters is marked by an entire page taken up by the drop cap for each letter in the alphabet from A to Z. The type is also in red and green, c/o designer and illustrator Roswitha Quadflieg (I attach a blurry photo). The dust jacket is in excellent condition, with minor wear at the edges, mostly at the top of the spine. The book has not been opened or read. There are no marks of any kind in or on it.

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1984-01-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

2012-01-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1983. 1983 on Title & Copyright pages. American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/DJ Flap clipped. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Author Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende (1929 - 1995 ) , fantasy and children's book writer ( " Momo " ..." Jim Button An d Luke, The Engine Driver " ), and his first book to be published in America. in 1983, a literary phenomenon : - " My books are for any child, between 80 and 8 years " With characters named Gmort, the Werewolf / Moric, the Aged One / Gnomes Urgyl and Engywook / Falkor, the Luckdragon / the Wind Giants / Fantastica, representing the dreams and fantasies of The Real World / AURYN a mystical 2- snakes intertwined Amulet - Talisman / The Three Deep Thinkers, Bastion Balthazar Bux, the first protagonist, and a second protagonist, repersenting the real world, etc. .... and with places named : The Desert of Colors... Fantastica, where its Queen of dreams and fantasies is sick due lies humans use for greed for power......Spook City, etc....A surrealist novel of fantasy and reality using fantasy to bring light on the problems of modern technological society . The Parallel world of Fantastica being destroyed by The Nothing, representing and constituting people's lack of imagination in the real world, where a young warrior sets off, sent by the Queen to find a way to stop The Nothing from destroying Fantastica. " A story that never ends when the book's covers close ". Decorated red colored cloth book with large silver lettering on spine. ( 5 3/4 X 8 3/8 X 1 1/4 ) 396 pages. Colorful, decorated, swirl-patterned end pages. Dust jacket front flap corner clipped. Book weighs 1 1/2 pounds. " A passionate,courageous marvelously artistic plea for the right of fantasy to live on : in literature and ourselves "- Frankfurter Allgemmeine Zietung ! sku 4993

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

2012-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Never-ending Story

Michael Ende

G. K. Hall & Company, 1984-11. Hardcover. Good.

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1997-07-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Michael Ende

1993-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

2012-01-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story (A Puffin Book)

Michael Ende

2014-07-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1984-08-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1993-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

2012-04-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Never Ending Story

Michael Ende

1984-07-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

Dutton Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 0525457585 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Never-ending Story (King Penguin)

Ende, Michael

Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. 0140063854 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. 0140076190 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

Turtleback Books. SCHOOL & LIBRARY BINDING. 0613028155 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Never-ending Story (King Penguin)

Michael Ende

1984-03-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Neverending Story (King Penguin)

Michael Ende

1984-10-25. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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

Michael Ende

Allen Lane / Doubleday, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Roswitha Quadflieg. VG-/VG- 1st UK specific edition 1983 Allen Lane hardback, with unclipped DJ showing ISBN and UK prices; lovely jacket design, beautifully illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg with text in different coloured ink. Embossed design to front board beneath DJ (unlike the other UK/US hardback edition) and marbled end-papers. Very lightly used Ex-Library copy with a single library stamp to the copyright page and discreet stamp to top edge of page block, some minor patches of spotting to top edge also, minor tape residue marks to edge of boards beneath DJ and light spotting to page edges, a little spine-fade to dust-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: 072629.. 9780713915099

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Price: £ 131.00
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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1984-01-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.17


The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

G K Hall & Co, 1984-09. Paperback. Good.

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The Cherry Pit

Donald Harington

Victor Gollancz, 1966. First English Edition. Very Good book in a Good dust jacket. Price-clipped.

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Price: $75.00


The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

Cengage Gale, 1984. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

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Price: $70.94


The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

G K Hall & Co. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Price: $61.97


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Neverending Story.

ENDE, Michael.

Garden City:: Doubleday,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1983. Hardcover. 0385176228 . Made into the 1984 film. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg. Text and illustrations are printed in green and red. Second American printing. Very good in a very good (a bit faded along the spine), price clipped dust jacket. ; 396 pages .

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Price: $60.00


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The Neverending Story (English and German Edition)

Michael Ende

1983-10-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $58.96


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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1985-05-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $58.39


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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

Dutton Books for Young Readers, 1997. Hardcover. New. 8.56 x 5.88 cm.

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

Cengage Gale, 1984. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $54.12


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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

Penguin Books, 1984. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. The Neverending Story Ende, Michael

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Never-ending Story (King Penguin)

Michael Ende

1984-03-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $50.58


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NEVERENDING STORY

Ende, Michael

Doubleday. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1983. Hardcover. 396 pp; Tiny bit of soiling on bottom fore edge, otherwise clean and tight. DJ is price clipped and has some light edge wear. An attractive book. DJ protected in clear Brodart cover. .

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1993-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $48.39


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The Neverending Story (A Puffin Book)

Michael Ende

2014-07-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Il Valore Dei Disegni Antichi

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Allemandi, 1984. Rilegato con sovraccoperta illustrata, pagine 248. Illustrazioni 300. Il valore ragionato dei disegni dei maestri italiani e di scuola dal quattrocento agli inizi dell'ottocento. 131 autori 300 schede. Ammaccatura allo spigolo superiore della II copertina.. Rilegato. Buone/Buona. Illus. by Stock, Julien. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

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Never-ending Story (Roc)

Ende, Michael

RoC. Paperback. 0140152431 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 1991-09-26.

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The Neverending Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Michael Ende

1993-04-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $42.97


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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

1997-07-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $40.58


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The Neverending Story

Ende, Michael

New. New book. 100% guaranteed. 082419

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The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

Hardback. Very Good.

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Price: £ 29.94
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