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Concrete Island

(1974)
A novel by

 
On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped. What begins as an almost ludicrous predicament in Concrete Island soon turns into horror as Maitland-a wickedly modern Robinson Crusoe-realizes that, despite evidence of other inhabitants, this doomed terrain has become a mirror of his own mind. Seeking the dark outer rim of the everyday, Ballard weaves private catastrophe into an intensely specular allegory.

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Hardback Editions

September 1984 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-224-02990-8 / 978-0-224-02990-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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April 1974 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-224-00970-2 / 978-0-224-00970-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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January 1974 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-374-12807-3 / 978-0-374-12807-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
Title: Concrete Island: A Novel
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 1-250-17152-0 / 978-1-250-17152-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-728704-6 / 978-0-00-728704-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island: A Novel
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-312-42034-X / 978-0-312-42034-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 1994 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-09-933481-X / 978-0-09-933481-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 1994 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island: A Novel
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-374-52413-0 / 978-0-374-52413-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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March 1992 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-586-09225-0 / 978-0-586-09225-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paladin
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August 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-394-74107-2 / 978-0-394-74107-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1971 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-586-04106-0 / 978-0-586-04106-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Concrete Island: A Novel
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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March 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Concrete Island
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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