Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Good - Clean wraps with crease on the front cover and spine. Previous owner's name written on inside front page, and some limited, minimal writing on the back page. Otherwise, all pages are clean, crisp and unmarked.
Mass Paperback, 215 pages
Bantam Books, 1972
Bantam Pathfinder Edition, Thirteenth Printing

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a dark fantasy novel by Ray Bradbury that follows the eerie events that unfold in a small town after a mysterious carnival arrives. Set in Green Town, Illinois, the story revolves around two young boys, Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, who discover that the carnival is not what it seems. Led by the enigmatic Mr. Dark, the carnival promises to fulfill people's deepest desires but at a sinister cost. As the boys confront the malevolent forces at play, they must navigate through a series of supernatural encounters and confront their own fears. Bradbury's novel delves into themes of temptation, innocence, and the struggle between good and evil, creating a haunting and atmospheric tale that captivates readers with its lyrical prose and chilling imagery.

Editorial Reviews

"Bradbury’s lyrical prose and vivid imagination make Something Wicked This Way Comes a masterpiece of modern Gothic literature. With its hauntingly beautiful descriptions and exploration of timeless themes, the novel captivates readers from start to finish, leaving a lasting impression on the psyche" —The New York Times

"Ray Bradbury demonstrates his mastery of storytelling by seamlessly blending elements of horror, fantasy, and coming-of-age themes. His evocative prose transports readers to a world filled with both wonder and terror, making this novel a chilling and captivating read that transcends genre boundaries." —The Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American author renowned for his imaginative storytelling and profound influence on science fiction and fantasy literature. Born in Illinois, Bradbury's passion for writing began at an early age, and he became one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century. His extensive body of work includes numerous novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. Bradbury's most famous works include Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel exploring censorship and the suppression of ideas; The Martian Chronicles, a collection of interconnected stories depicting humanity's colonization of Mars; and Something Wicked This Way Comes, a dark fantasy novel that delves into the supernatural. Throughout his career, Bradbury's evocative prose, vivid imagination, and exploration of timeless themes such as nostalgia, freedom, and the power of imagination have solidified his status as a literary icon.