BALLARD, J.G. Empire of the Sun.

Victor Gollancz. 1984.


8vo. Original black boards; slight marginal embrowning to the poor paper as usual, otherwise a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

First edition. Steven Spielberg directed the 1987 film, which starred Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers. The film tells the story of Jamie "Jim" Graham, a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center, a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.