THE NEVERENDING STORY... Translated by Ralph Manheim. Michael Ende.

THE NEVERENDING STORY... Translated by Ralph Manheim...

[London]: Allen Lane, [1983]. Octavo, cloth. First British edition. "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. As might be expected from a novel celebrating the joys of reading, the book is considerably better than the 1984 movie version." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-115. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing and shelf wear, lower corner of the front flap is clipped but printed price is present. (17951). Item #17951

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