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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Publication date August 13, 2015
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780008134891
ISBN-10 0008134898
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.05
Summaries and Reviews
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Now a major film: J. G. Ballard’s compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos.

‘Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.’

Within the walls of an elegant forty-storey high-rise, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors, and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for mayhem.

In this visionary novel, the veneer of civilised society is stripped away as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by intimidation and violence. And no one wants it to stop …



Editions
Hardcover
from Henry Holt & Co (March 1, 1977)
9780030206511 | details & prices | List price $6.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780008134891 Book cover for 9780393340464 Book cover for 9780871404022 Book cover for 9780881844009 Book cover for 9781631492686
 
Reprint edition from Liveright Pub Corp (April 26, 2016)
9781631492686 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The classic novel of luxury and depravity, now a major motion picture.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (August 13, 2015)
9780008134891 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $15.05
About: Now a major film: J.
from Liveright Pub Corp (April 16, 2012)
9780871404022 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $14.95
About: "Harsh and ingenious!
from W W Norton & Co Inc (March 5, 2012); titled "High Rise"
9780393340464 | details & prices | 176 pages | List price $14.95
About: "Harsh and ingenious!
from Carroll & Graf Pub (June 1, 1988); titled "High Rise"
9780881844009 | details & prices | 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.50
About: The wealthy inhabitants of a luxurious, well-designed apartment complex become engaged in hostilities that begin in the dropping of debris onto lower balconies and climax in drunken, marauding attacks by rival floor tribes
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781522691341
 
With Tom Hiddleston (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (May 24, 2016)
9781522691341 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $9.99
About: British actor Tom Hiddleston, well-known for portraying the supervillain Loki (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) and the writer F.

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