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An edition of Dandelion Wine (1946)

Dandelion wine

a novel

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This edition was published in by Avon Books in New York.

Written in English

267 pages

The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding—remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.

Dandelion Wine is unique amongst the works of the popular author Ray Bradbury, in that it provides us with perhaps the clearest insight into the thoughts and feelings of the author. The book was published in 1957, perhaps over twenty years after the era which it is about, thus providing an inevitable theme of nostalgia throughout the book. The principal character, Douglas Spalding, and his brother Tom, encounter a series of adventures which are described in a crafted and distinguished manner to provide a philosophical tone throughout the book. The narrative is enriched by the experiences of individuals such as Leo Auffman, who attempts (unsuccessfully) to construct a 'Happiness machine'. Overall, the book provides a nostalgic sense of childhood and an understanding of the beauty of the world and all its features; in this way, it appears to be Bradbury himself reminiscing on his past. Douglas has similar traits to those Bradbury has later in life identified in himself, strengthening this interpretation.

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Dandelion Wine
January 2007, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Dandelion Wine
January 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Dandelion Wine
Sep 18, 2007, PS Publishing
hardcover
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Dandelion Wine
January 5, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
CD-ROM in English - Unabridged edition
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Dandelion Wine
January 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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El Vino del Estio
July 2006, Booket
Paperback in Spanish / español
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Dandelion Wine (Earthlight)
July 17, 2000, Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Vino iz oduvanchikov: Rasskazy
2000, Izd-vo "Azbuka"
in Russian / Русский язык
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Dandelion wine: a novel
1999, Avon Books
in English - 1st ed.
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Dandelion wine: a novel
1999, Avon Books
in English
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Löwenzahnwein. Roman.
May 1, 1999, Diogenes Verlag
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Dandelion Wine (Grand Master Editions)
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Dandelion Wine
December 1999, G. K. Hall & Company
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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El Vino del Estio
May 1997, Minotauro
Paperback in Spanish / español
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Dandelion wine
1990, Bantam Books
in English - Rev. Bantam ed. 1976.
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Dandelion wine
1988, Easton Press
in English - Collector's ed.
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Dandelion wine
1988, Dramatic Pub. Co.
in English
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El Vino Del Estio/Dandelion Wine
March 1986, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish / español
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Dandelion Wine (Grand Master Editions)
March 1, 1985, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Dandelion Wine
April 1985, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover
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DANDELION WINE
March 1, 1985, Bantam
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Dandelion Wine
March 1, 1985, Bantam
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Dandelion Wine
1982-08, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Dandelion Wine
August 1981, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Dandelion Wine
July 1977, Perfection Learning Prebound
Unknown Binding
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DANDELION WINE
1977, Panther Books
Paperback
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Dandelion wine
1976, Bantam Books
Paperback - 2ND Printing edition
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Dandelion Wine
June 1976, Ballantine Books (T)
Hardcover - Revised edition
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Dandelion wine
1976, Bantam Books
in English - Rev. ed.
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Dandelion wine: a novel
1975, Knopf : distributed by Random House
in English - 1st ed.
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DANDELION WINE
1975, Bantam Books
Paperback
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Dandelion wine: With a new introduction by the author
1975, Bantam Books
Unknown Binding in English - Rev. Bantam ed edition
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Dandelion wine.
1969-09, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam Pathfinder ed.
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Dandelion Wine
1969, Bantam Books
Paperback
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Dandelion wine.
1965, Corgi
in English
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Dandelion wine
1964, Bantam Pathfinder Editions
in English
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Le vin de l'ete.
1959, Editions Denoel
in French / français
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Dandelion Wine
1957, Rupert Hart-Davis
Hardcover
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Dandelion wine: a novel.
1957, Doubleday
in English - [1st ed.]
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Dandelion Wine
January 1946, Books on Tape
Audio Cassette in English

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Dandelion Wine

First published in 1946



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The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding—remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.

Dandelion Wine is unique amongst the works of the popular author Ray Bradbury, in that it provides us with perhaps the clearest insight into the thoughts and feelings of the author. The book was published in 1957, perhaps over twenty years after the era which it is about, thus providing an inevitable theme of nostalgia throughout the book. The principal character, Douglas Spalding, and his brother Tom, encounter a series of adventures which are described in a crafted and distinguished manner to provide a philosophical tone throughout the book. The narrative is enriched by the experiences of individuals such as Leo Auffman, who attempts (unsuccessfully) to construct a 'Happiness machine'. Overall, the book provides a nostalgic sense of childhood and an understanding of the beauty of the world and all its features; in this way, it appears to be Bradbury himself reminiscing on his past. Douglas has similar traits to those Bradbury has later in life identified in himself, strengthening this interpretation.

Dandelion wine

a novel

This edition was published in by Avon Books in New York.


Edition Notes

"With an introduction by the author"--Jacket.

Genre
Fiction

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 267 p. ;
Number of pages
267

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23245200M
Internet Archive
dandelionwinenov00brad
ISBN 10
0553277537, 0380977265
LC Control Number
98093914
Library Thing
2460
Goodreads
76776
9623

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