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An edition of Out of the Silent Planet (1938)

Out of the silent planet

1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
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This edition was published in by Scribner Paperback Fiction in New York.

Written in English

160 pages

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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Out of the Silent Planet
December 5, 2005, Voyager
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Out of the Silent Planet
December 5, 2005, Voyager
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Out of the Silent Planet
December 2003, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)
March 4, 2003, Scribner
Paperback in English
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Out of the Silent Planet: Library Edition
March 2002, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English
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Out of the Silent Planet (Voyager Classics)
October 15, 2001, Voyager
in English
Cover of: Out of the Silent Planet (Voyager Classics)
Out of the Silent Planet (Voyager Classics)
October 15, 2001, Voyager
Paperback in English
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Out of the Silent Planet
Mar 18, 2000, Voyager/Harper Collins
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Out of the Silent Planet
December 2000, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Out of the Silent Planet: Library Edition
January 2000, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Out of the Silent Planet
October 1999, Tandem Library
Library binding in English
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Out of the Silent Planet
December 1998, MacMillan Publishing Company.
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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Out of the silent planet
1996, Scribner Paperback Fiction
in English - 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
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Out of the silent planet
1996, Scribner Classics
in English
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Z milczącej planety
1993, Wydawnictwo m
Paperback in Polish
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Out of the silent planet
1990, Macmillan
in English
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OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET (Space Trilogy (Paperback))
April 30, 1987, Scribner
Board book in English
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OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET (Space Trilogy (Paperback))
April 30, 1987, Scribner
in English
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Out of the silent planet
1984, Macmillan Pub. Co.
in English
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Out of the Silent Planet
1983, Pan
in English
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Out of the silent planet
1981, Chivers
in English - Large print ed.
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Out of the Silent Planet
November 1980, Macmillan Publishing Company
in English
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Out of the Silent Planet
November 1980, Macmillan Publishing Company
Hardcover in English
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Out of the Silent Planet
1973, Macmillan
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Out of the silent planet
1971, Macmillan
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Out of the silent planet.
1967, Macmillan
in English
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Out of the silent planet
1967, Macmillan Pub. Co.
in English
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Out of the Silent Planet: a novel
1966, Longmans
in English
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Out of the silent planet
1966, Longman
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Out of the Silent Planet
1965, Macmillan
in English
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Out of the silent planet
1965, Macmillan
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Out of the silent planet.
1964, Bodley Head
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Out of the silent planet.
1963, Macmillan
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Out of the silent planet.
1955, Macmillan
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Out of the silent planet
1952, Pan Books
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Out of the silent planet.
1949, Avon Pub. Co.
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Out of the silent planet
1946, John Lane
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Out of the silent planet
1946, Macmillan
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Out of the Silent Planet
Mar 09, 1945, MacMillan
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Out of the silent planet
1945, The Macmillan company
in English
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Out of the Silent Planet
January 1938, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette in English
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Out of the silent planet
1938, Bodley Head
in English
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Out of the silent planet
1938, Bodley Head
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OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
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Out of the Silent Planet

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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.

Out of the silent planet

1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.

This edition was published in by Scribner Paperback Fiction in New York.


Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6023.E926 O54 1996

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL973494M
Internet Archive
outofsilentplane0000lewi_p1g3
ISBN 10
0684823802
ISBN 13
9780684823805
LC Control Number
96010402
Library Thing
1182712
Goodreads
497114

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