THE UNPLEASANT PROFESSION OF JONATHAN HOAG. Robert A. Heinlein.

THE UNPLEASANT PROFESSION OF JONATHAN HOAG.

Hicksville, NY: The Gnome Press, Inc., [1959]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects the title story (a short novel) and five shorter tales, including "All You Zombies, " "They, " and "And He Built a Crooked House." "Robert Heinlein's 'They' is, I believe, the most comprehensive of all mind-invasion stories...[it] is the consummate story of invasion and isolation."-Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 110-11. "They" is "perhaps the ultimate solipsist fantasy (a man is convinced the world is a puppet show)."-Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 460. Barron (ed): Horror Literature 3-84. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #793. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels #21, (listed for the title novella). Age darkening to text block, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear to base of front panel, mild shelf wear to base of spine panel, and some rubbing to rear spine fold with moderate dust soiling to rear panel. (17082). Item #17082

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