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The Word for World is Forest by Ursula Le Guin (1976 Berkley Paperback)


£20.00

Good condition used Dec 1976 2nd Print
Berkley Medallion Paperback Edition.

Published by Berkley Publishing Corp, USA.
Author: Ursula Le Guin.
ISBN: 0425032795.
Approx dims: 175mm h x 105mm w x 13mm d.

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The Word for World is Forest by Ursula Le Guin (Hainish Cycle #5)

Condition and Description:

Good condition used Dec 1976 Second Print Berkley Medallion Paperback Edition.

Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation, NY, USA.
Author: Ursula Le Guin.
ISBN: 0425032795.
Approx dims: 175mm h x 105mm w x 13mm d.

Intact clean, glossy condition covers with slight creasing and rubbing to edges and corners, plus slight signs of handling. Slightly sunned back cover. Intact slightly faded and rubbed spine. 169 clean tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Word for World is Forest by Ursula Le Guin:

The Word for World Is Forest is a science fiction novella by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, first published in the United States in 1972 as a part of the anthology Again, Dangerous Visions, and published as a separate book in 1976 by Berkley Books. It is part of Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle.

The story focuses on a military logging colony set up on the fictional planet of Athshe by people from Earth (referred to as “Terra”). The colonists have enslaved the completely non-aggressive native Athsheans, and treat them very harshly. Eventually, one of the natives, whose wife was raped and killed by a Terran military captain, leads a revolt against the Terrans, and succeeds in getting them to leave the planet. However, in the process their own peaceful culture is introduced to mass violence for the first time.