December 2015

The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950 First edition PS3503 R167 M3 1950 Ray Bradbury’s second novel is a collection of interconnected stories about the exploration and colonization of Mars. In these stories he addresses racial prejudice, colonialism, the devastation of war,...

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club… Charles Dickens (1812-1870) London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-37 First edition PR4569 A1 1836 With the publication of his first novel, the Pickwick Papers, twenty-five year old Charles Dickens became famous overnight. It was published in monthly parts and the author supplied the installments as...