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Inrock Hardcover – 25 Nov 2013


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Windows Press; 2nd edition edition (25 Nov 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1909769029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909769021
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.7 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,200,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
INROCK is a novel by the artist, writer, zoologist and broadcaster, Desmond Morris. It is Dark Windows Press' first hardback book and is published in a strictly limited edition of 200 numbered copies with no reprint. A wonderful fantasy novel produced in an illustrated edition for the first time. The book can be read by both adults and children (from about 10 years) - it works on two levels like Alice in Wonderland (Wordsworth Classics).

Desmond Morris has led a double life as an artist and as a scientist. His first solo exhibition was held in 1948 and his most recent in 2012. His first scientific publication appeared in 1952. His first book was published in 1958 and his most recent in 2013. Eight books have also been published about his paintings, the first in 1987 and the last in 2012. To date, INROCK is his only published volume of fiction.

Desmond Morris writes a brief outline of the book below...

"An earlier, shorter, un-illustrated edition of this book was published by Jonathan Cape in 1983. Its history was as follows:

The story of INROCK was written as a subjective escape following the strict objectivity of THE NAKED APE. In the summer of 1967, after the editing of the text of THE NAKED APE had been completed, my wife and I took a break in Cyprus. There, sitting on a beach near Kyrenia, I started scribbling the story down in a notebook. I finished the first draft on the plane flying home to London.

In October THE NAKED APE was published and its unexpected success changed our lives. INROCK lay forgotten in the chaos that ensued.
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Magnificent Fairy-Tale Spoof for Adults 18 April 2000
By Gerry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Morris dropped his zoologist coat to bring this remarkable work of fiction in which a young boy is placed in a surreal world of mythical creatures. The pure extremes of humour and fantasy that Desmond Morris goes into in this book makes us totally unaware that we are laughing at and judging no one but ourselves. Steve Spielberg, why dont you make a movie of this?
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