An edition of Out of the Silent Planet (1938)

Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)

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An edition of Out of the Silent Planet (1938)

Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)

  • 3.92 ·
  • 26 Ratings
  • 172 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading
  • 49 Have read

The first book in Lewis's Space Trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet tells the story of Dr. Elwin Ransom, a philologist who likes to explore the English countryside on foot. Seeking out a place to stay the night, he ends up at the estate of a colleague who is away in London. However, the house is not empty. Ransom stumbles upon the plot of a megalomaniacal scientist and his collaborator, who just happens to be an old schoolmate of Ransom's. Drugged, kidnapped, and wisked away in the scientists rocket to the planet Malacandra where he is to serve as a human sacrifice, Dr. Ransom escapes into the strange Malacandran wilderness pursued by his kidnappers and abandoning his hopes of returning to Earth.

Ransom discovers that the inhabitants of Malacandra are not what his kidnappers believed them to be. In his adventures in the often strangely beautiful, sometimes dangerous, and sometimes surprisingly familiar Malacandra and its inhabitants, Ransom uncovers information about the larger universe and Earth's place that suggest he has as much to discover about his home planet as he does about the alien Malacandra.

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Publisher
Scribner
Language
English
Pages
160

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)
March 4, 2003, Scribner
Paperback in English
Cover of: Out of the Silent Planet
Out of the Silent Planet
Mar 18, 2000, Voyager/Harper Collins
Cover of: Out of the silent planet
Out of the silent planet
1996, Scribner Classics
in English
Cover of: Out of the silent planet
Out of the silent planet
1996, Scribner Paperback Fiction
in English - 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
Cover of: Out of the silent planet
Out of the silent planet
1984, Macmillan Pub. Co., Macmillan, Macmillan Publishing
in English
Cover of: Out of the Silent Planet
Out of the Silent Planet
1965, Macmillan
in English

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First Sentence

"The last drops of the thundershower had hardly ceased falling when the Pedestrian stuffed his map into his pocket, settled his pack more comfortably on his tired shoulders, and stepped out from the shelter of a large chestnut-tree into the middle of the road."

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6023.E926 O8 1943, PR6019.O9

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
160
Dimensions
7.9 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
Weight
5.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7927772M
Internet Archive
outofsilentplane0000lewi_a6y5
ISBN 10
0743234901
ISBN 13
9780743234900
Library Thing
1182712
Goodreads
102549

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