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A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would you do if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? Bradbury excels in revealing the dark side that exists in us all, teaching us ultimately to celebrate the shadows rather than fear them. In many ways, this is a companion piece to his joyful, nostalgia-drenched Dandelion Wine, in which Bradbury presented us with one perfect summer as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, he deftly explores the fearsome delights of one perfectly terrifying, unforgettable autumn. --Stanley Wiater --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Something Wicked is Avon's latest installment in its ongoing series of reprints of Bradbury's works in quality yet affordable hardcover editions. Appearing in 1962, this is the story of a diabolical carnival that wreaks havoc on the lives of the people of a small Illinois town, much like the one in which Bradbury grew up. This edition also sports a new afterword by the author.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Great book, I was hooked from the prologue. If you enjoy fantasy, a battle between good and evil, and great writing, then you will enjoy "Something Wicked This Way Comes. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Connie Pipher
Excellent condition! Started reading it to my 9 year old and there are quite a few big words for him. Obviously I myself understand but I have to stop and explain a lot to him. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jessica S
needed the book for English class. Came exactly as promised and as described by a sellerPublished 18 days ago by katinas
Loved the book and I will always remember the movie.Wonderfully creepy, & Bradbury plays to all the senses, however, & this is rare, I liked the movie better.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this book! A bit of a twisted tale that only a couple of best buddies could endure. With the help of a loving albeit a misunderstood father. Read morePublished 27 days ago by The Craig
This book is a classic. Ray Bradbury always makes you think, but this one probes those areas of the human mind/soul where evil and despair live. Read morePublished 27 days ago by M. Widra
Could not put this book down! Love that Bradbury dedicated it to his dear friend Gene Kelly.Published 1 month ago by Pen Name