King Kong

King Kong

Description

Introduction by Greg Bear
Preface by Mark Cotta Vaz The giant prehistoric gorilla King Kong is one of the most recognized images in our culture. So great is the mighty Kong's hold on the popular imagination that his story-a gripping yarn of man versus nature, coupled with a fantastical update of the Beauty and the Beast legend-has been thrice made into a motion picture (most recently in 2005) and referenced endlessly in every medium, from books to prime-time sitcoms. Beneath King Kong's cultural significance, however, is a tense and surprisingly tender story. One cannot help but be frightened by Kong's uncontrollable fury, be saddened over the giant's capture, mistreatment, and exploitation by venal showmen, or sympathize with the beast's ill-fated affection for the down-on-her-luck starlet Ann Darrow. This Modern Library edition of a true colossus among adventure stories is reprinted from the original 1932 novelization of the movie script, and includes a Preface by Mark Cotta Vaz, the preeminent biographer of Merian C. Cooper, producer of the original 1933 classic film.


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Details

Author(s)
Delos Lovelace, Edgar Wallace, Merian C Cooper, Jack Thorne
Format
Paperback | 156 pages
Dimensions
134 x 203 x 11mm | 145g
Publication date
16 Aug 2005
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Media tie-in
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
081297493X
ISBN13
9780812974935
Bestsellers rank
1,377,227