Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

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The inspiration for the classic cult film, Pierre Boulle's chilling, ironic novel portrays a nightmare world where ape rules over more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 111 x 181mm | 115g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 014008570X
  • 9780140085709

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A distant planet, Sorus, is reached by Ulysse, a French journalist, a physician and a misanthropic professor. There they are met by a young woman, Nova, whose vacant eyes betray the fact that although she is physically perfect, she is ?? of intelligence. A master race of apes, who have evolved a civilization ??antamount to human, put Ulysse in a cage and use him for Pavlovian experimentation. Only through the intervention of a she-ape, Zira, is he temporarily reprieved... Within the cadre of science fiction, this is satire where paradoxes and parallels converge. It can be read as either, and when it gets right down to monkey business it is dismayingly entertaining. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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