BALLARD, J.G. Empire of the Sun. London: Victor Gollancz, 1984.
8vo. Original black boards, spine lettered in gilt; in the original unclipped jacket designed by Pat Doyle (£8.95 net); pp. [x], 3-278, [ii]; near-fine, upper edge a touch spotted, pages marginally toned, and perhaps a touch of fading to the spine.
Steven Spielberg directed the 1987 film, which starred Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers. The film tells the story of Jamie "Jim" Graham, a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center, a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.