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F-246 Thea Von Harbou's METROPOLIS
By Thea Von Harbou
Cover by Jack Gaughan
Original publication date: 1927! And, yes, the Fritz Lang movie was indeed based upon this classic (Lang was married to the author). It pictures a world a century ahead of its date (now only 15 years). An unforgettable vision of a metropolis grown to gargantuan proportions, of humanity fighting to keep its soul against a monstrous combination of machinery, robots and complexity which had been spawned in the 20th century.
It wasn't until 1963 that Ace Books, at the instigation of Forrest J. Ackerman, finally put the novel between paper covers. Cover is clean, with one long crinkles, a reading crease, and spots of heavy edge wear. Spine is rubbed across bottom, otherwise excellent. Pages are off-white, binding tight and square.