Dandelion wine : a novel (Book, 2006) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Dandelion wine : a novel

Dandelion wine : a novel

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a small town in 1928, a twelve-year-old boy savors the magic of childhood and the wonders of summer.
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0380977265 9780380977260
OCLC Number: 76822968
Notes: "Small portions of this book have appeared as follows: "Season of Sitting" in "Charm," copyright 1951 by Street and Smith Publications, Inc.; "A Story About Love" in "McCall's"; "The Swan" in "Cosmopolitan"; "The Magical Kitchen" in "Everywoman's". This book was previously published by Avon Books in 1999, reprinted by William Morrow in 2006. Dandelion Wine copyright 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957 by Ray Bradbury. Copyright 1956, 1957 by The Curtis Publishing Company. Introduction copyright 1975 by Ray Bradbury."--Title verso.
Awards: National Book Award, Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Description: xiv, 267 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Ray Bradbury ; [with an introduction by the author].

Abstract:

In a small town in 1928, a twelve-year-old boy savors the magic of childhood and the wonders of summer.

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future. Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

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