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J. G. Ballard (1930–2009)

Autor(a) de Empire of the Sun

284+ Works 33,491 Membros 756 Reviews 195 Favorited

About the Author

J. G. Ballard was born to British parents in Shanghai, China on November 15, 1930. While a child during World War II, he spent four years in a Japanese POW camp. This experience was the basis for the emotionally moving novel Empire of the Sun, which he adapted into a successful movie, directed by mostrar mais Steven Spielberg. Before becoming a full-time writer, he studied medicine at Cambridge University and served as a pilot in the British Royal Air Force. Ballard is best known for his science fiction writings. His early works were heavily influenced by surrealism. Most of his novels deal with death and destruction of the human spirit. Novels such as Crash, Concrete Island, and High Rise portray a society that is devolving into barbaric chaos. Crash was made into a movie by David Cronenberg in 1996. The Drowned World describes an apocalyptic society, with a hero that ushers in the destruction of the world. His novel Empire of the Sun was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Empire of the Sun was filmed by Steven Spielberg in 1987, starring a young Christian Bale as Jim (Ballard). Ballard moved away from science fiction, but he is still considered one of the leading authors of the genre. He died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de J. G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun (1984) 3,715 cópias
Crash (1973) 3,528 cópias
The Drowned World (1962) 2,746 cópias
High-Rise (1975) 2,483 cópias
The Atrocity Exhibition (1969) 1,678 cópias
Concrete Island (1973) 1,299 cópias
Super-Cannes (2000) 1,284 cópias
The Crystal World (1966) 1,200 cópias
Cocaine Nights (1996) 1,187 cópias
The Drought (1964) 978 cópias
Millennium People (2003) 869 cópias
The Day of Creation (1987) 752 cópias
The Kindness of Women (1991) 728 cópias
Kingdom Come (2006) 690 cópias
The Terminal Beach (1964) 595 cópias
The Unlimited Dream Company (1979) 595 cópias
Miracles of Life (2008) — Autor — 570 cópias
Hello America (1981) 569 cópias
Running Wild (1988) 551 cópias
Vermilion Sands (1971) 528 cópias
Rushing to Paradise (1994) 468 cópias
The Wind from Nowhere (1962) 422 cópias
War Fever (1990) 344 cópias
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare (1963) 320 cópias
The Disaster Area (1967) 276 cópias
Myths of the Near Future (1901) 260 cópias
Chronopolis (1656) 242 cópias
Low-flying Aircraft and Other Stories (1976) — Autor — 193 cópias
The Day of Forever (1901) 158 cópias
The Venus Hunters (1967) 147 cópias
The Inner Landscape (1969) 121 cópias
Billenium (1962) 118 cópias
Memories of the Space Age (1988) 92 cópias
Backdrop of Stars (1968) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Extreme Metaphors (2012) 89 cópias
The Impossible Man (1966) 88 cópias
Passport to Eternity (1963) 88 cópias
Conversations (2005) 78 cópias
The Overloaded Man {anthology} (1967) — Autor — 71 cópias
J.G. Ballard: Quotes (2004) 57 cópias
Tutti i racconti: 1969-1992 (2005) 16 cópias
De wachtvelden (1970) 16 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Supernova (1974) 11 cópias
Billenium [short story] (1961) 11 cópias
The Sound-Sweep (1960) 10 cópias
The Cage of Sand 8 cópias
Prima Belladonna (2016) 8 cópias
Drie SF-novellen (1978) 8 cópias
Deep End (1961) 7 cópias
Track 12 [short fiction] (1967) 7 cópias
Der Garten der Zeit (1996) 7 cópias
Beton Ada (2004) 7 cópias
Build-Up 7 cópias
The Volcano Dances (1964) 6 cópias
Chronopolis [short fiction] (1969) 6 cópias
The Dying Fall 6 cópias
Millemondiestate 1981 (1976) 5 cópias
The Message From Mars (1992) 5 cópias
End-game 5 cópias
Escapement [short story] (1967) 5 cópias
Research No. 8/9 5 cópias
Dream Cargoes 4 cópias
Rzeźbiarze chmur (2012) 4 cópias
Now: Zero [short story] (1967) 4 cópias
Sorres rogenques (1987) 3 cópias
La Isla de Hormigón (2012) 3 cópias
Oteki Dunya (2013) 3 cópias
Science-Fiction: Ballard (1984) 3 cópias
Avió en vol ras (2022) 3 cópias
The Time-Tombs [novelette] (1967) 3 cópias
Päikese impeerium (2014) 3 cópias
Deserto d'acqua 2 cópias
Le Rêveur illimité (2017) 2 cópias
Solens Rike 2 cópias
Bilenio 2 cópias
Sombras Do Imperio (1994) 2 cópias
Statues chantantes(les) (1998) 2 cópias
The Ultimate City [novella] (1976) 2 cópias
Theatre of war 2 cópias
この不思議な地球で―世紀末SF傑作選 (1996) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Cataclismo Solar 1 exemplar(es)
J.G. Ballard, hautes altitudes (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Ora: zero (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
The Draining Lake 1 exemplar(es)
Saulės imperija: [romanas] (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
BAL Super.Cannes 1 exemplar(es)
溺れた巨人 (創元SF文庫) (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Helló, Amerika! (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
PERANDORIA E DIELLIT 1 exemplar(es)
News From The Sun 1 exemplar(es)
Venise Des Écrivains 1 exemplar(es)
Toronyház (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Coitus 80 1 exemplar(es)
Matchbook Classics Box Set (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Potopljeni svet 1 exemplar(es)
Imperiul soarelui 1 exemplar(es)
Sogno S.p.A. (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Koleduste väljapanek (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Gente do mil©♭nio 1 exemplar(es)
歌う彫刻 (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
My Invented Country 1 exemplar(es)
Fuga al paraíso (1901) 1 exemplar(es)
Ora: zero 1 exemplar(es)
The Illuminated Man 1 exemplar(es)
Mobile [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Pasaporte a la eternidad 1 exemplar(es)
Kristal Dünya (Turkish Edition) (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Hayatin Mucizeleri (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Condominium 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Almoço Nu (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições6,987 cópias
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contribuinte — 1,892 cópias
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuinte — 888 cópias
The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Contribuinte — 599 cópias
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 504 cópias
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 428 cópias
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 409 cópias
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contribuinte — 392 cópias
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuinte — 328 cópias
Pranks! (1987) — Contribuinte — 270 cópias
Nebula Award Stories 1965 (1966) — Contribuinte — 259 cópias
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuinte — 248 cópias
Semiotext(e) SF (1989) — Contribuinte — 248 cópias
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contribuinte — 242 cópias
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuinte — 231 cópias
The 1990 Annual World's Best SF (1990) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft (1994) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967) — Contribuinte — 183 cópias
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias
Nebula Award Stories Number Three (1968) — Contribuinte — 173 cópias
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Original book — 144 cópias
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (1964) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Penguin Science Fiction (1961) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
SF12 (1968) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 12th Series (1963) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Mammoth Book of International Erotica (1996) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Dali (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições111 cópias
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
SF: The Best of the Best (1967) — Autor, algumas edições106 cópias
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contribuinte, algumas edições106 cópias
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 13th Series (1964) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction (1957) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Lost Mars: The Golden Age of the Red Planet (2018) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
England Swings SF: Stories of Speculative Fiction (1968) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Cities of wonder (1967) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Interzone: The 1st Anthology (1985) — Autor — 73 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 1 (1971) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds (1967) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Future Tense (1968) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (1966) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Autor, algumas edições65 cópias
Alpha 1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Dark Stars (1969) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The City, 2000 A.D: Urban Life through Science Fiction (1950) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The New SF (1969) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Transit of Earth (1971) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Interzone: The 2nd Anthology (1987) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 22 (1960) (1991) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 24 (1962) (1992) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Traps of Time (1970) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 2 (1989) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6 (1970) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Autor — 52 cópias
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Beyond Tomorrow: Anthology of Modern Science Fiction (1976) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Alpha 2 (1971) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Afterlives (1986) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 8 (1974) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Introductory Psychology through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Stars of Albion (1979) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
In Dreams Awake (1975) 42 cópias
Interzone: The 4th Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 18th Series (1969) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
The Dead Astronaut (1971) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
SF: Authors' Choice (1968) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 7 (1963) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Windows Into Tomorrow (1974) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Lands of Never: Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Top Fantasy (1974) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... (1974) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
First Voyages (1981) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Tomorrow and Tomorrow : Ten Tales of the Future (1973) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Earth in Transit (1976) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Phantastische Aussichten (1985) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Galactic Dreamers: Science Fiction as Visionary Literature (1977) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Mind in Chains (1970) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Univers 03 (1975) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuinte, algumas edições; Contribuinte, algumas edições13 cópias
Gigantic Worlds (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Østenfor sol : 38 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1969) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
SF Inventing the Future (1972) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 2+3 (2022) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Tales in Space (1998) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Star Book of Horror No. 1 (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Into the unknown;: Eleven tales of imagination (1973) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Univers 1986 (1986) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Ikarus 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Ikarus 2001. Best of Science Fiction. (2001) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Time of Passage (1978) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
New Worlds SF 163, June 1966 (1966) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Death on Wheels (1999) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
New Worlds SF 161, April 1966 (1966) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 81 (1982) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Bifrost n°59 (2010) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
New Worlds SF 170, January 1967 (1967) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Rød planet : en science fiction-antologi om Mars (1970) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Tomorrow, Inc.: Science Fiction Stories About Big Business (1976) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
American Government through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Fantastrenna — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Døds-layoutet 1 (1972) — Autor, algumas edições; Autor, algumas edições3 cópias
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Døds-layoutet 2 (1973) — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Den ¤elektriske myre og andre science fiction-fortællinger (1984) — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Impuls 1 — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Ballard, James Graham
Data de nascimento
1930-11-15
Data de falecimento
2009-04-19
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK (paspoort)
China (geboren)
País (para mapa)
UK
Local de nascimento
Shanghai, China
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
cancer
Locais de residência
Sjanghai, China
Educação
University of Cambridge (King's College)
Leys School, Cambridge
University of London
Ocupação
schrijver
Relacionamentos
Walsh, Claire (long-time companion)
Organizações
Royal Air Force
Premiações
Guardian Fiction Prize (1984)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1984)
Commonwealth Writers' Prize (2001)
Golden PEN Award (2008)
Agente
Margaret Hanbury
Pequena biografia
Born and brought up in colonial Shanghai comfort, young James Graham Ballard saw his life change forever when, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour, Japanese forces swept into the city. The three years he spent in an internment camp moulded his view of "a world turned up-side down" and have constantly influenced his fiction.

Back in Britain, he abandoned his medical studies at Cambridge to become a full-time writer, and his first novel, The Drowned World, was published in 1962. As with many of his works, the wanderings of his characters' minds are charted as minutely as the external world they inhabit. The Drought, The Wind from Nowhere and The Crystal World all strengthened his reputation for bleak but beautiful chronicles of a post-Hiroshima age.

After the death of his wife in 1964, Ballard retreated to Shepperton by the River Thames to raise his three children. But if his surroundings were sleepy and suburban, his imagination remained at the cutting edge. When he produced Crash in 1973, legend has it that one publisher marked in her notes, "writer beyond psychiatric help". Crash, dealing with the erotic possibilities of car accidents, was well ahead of its time. Ballard himself called it "the first pornographic book based on technology" and David Cronenberg's film version in 1996 provoked six months' deliberation for the British censor.

Steven Spielberg's lavish production of Empire of the Sun, Ballard's autobiographical account of his childhood, brought the author financial security and public clamour for his earlier works. At this point, Ballard could have easily put down his pen.

Instead, he has continued to chart the struggle of a restless society, one caught between a need for security and a craving for the reckless. His latest novel, Millennium People, once again describes characters drawn to violence through technologically-induced boredom.

He once called himself "an architect of dreams, sometimes nightmares" and his seeming obsession with disaster, depravity and dystopia is not to everyone's taste. But, in this pop-bang throwaway age, JG Ballard remains curious and alert, reminding us, too, that "imagination itself is an endangered species".

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Resenhas

fellas have you ever wanted to fuck a wall?
 
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avv999 | outras 32 resenhas | Feb 16, 2024 |
A fictionalized account of Ballard's adult life in England. As with his childhood, trauma intrudes, making life challenging.
 
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TomMcGreevy | outras 10 resenhas | Feb 9, 2024 |
Dystopian fiction where the residents of a massive apartment complex have the building turn on them, which causes them to turn on each other. The building starts as an environment designed for mixed classes of society to coexist peacefully, but quickly descends into anarchy and violence. Entertaining and lucid writing from Ballard makes it a fun read, but the narrative jumps from character to character and doesn't succeed in linking their stories in a convincing way. Perhaps that reflects the tribal society that emerges from the situation. Fun read and worthwhile.… (mais)
 
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spuddybuddy | outras 82 resenhas | Jan 6, 2024 |
"Is it only the external landscape which is altering? How often recently most of us have had the feeling of deja vu, of having seen all this before, in fact of remembering the swamps and lagoons all too well."

We're in the future world of 2145 where rapid climate change (caused not by carbon emissions as we now know, but by solar flares) has melted the ice caps and covered most of the world in water. On the little remaining land, tropical jungles flourish, as well as many threatening reptilian and insect species. A group of scientists attached to a floating military base located at what was once London is engaged in studying the environment and cataloguing all the new flora and fauna. Life is difficult, and temperatures are well into the 100's by early morning each day.

Because of some rapidly changing conditions moving up from the equator toward their location, the military decides to pull back to where most of humanity have relocated in the arctic. Two of the scientists decide to stay behind, as does a woman who had never left. For some reason, I found this book hard-going, and it took me a couple of months to read, as I kept picking up other books. Rather than a conventional novel of character development and/or plot, it focuses on the philosophical and becomes Jungian. People begin having recurrent similar dreams--are they remembering something from the ancient beginnings of humankind? There is much discussion about the rapid climate change changing the subconscious memories of all humanity. I can't really say I understood much of this. One Amazon reviewer described this as a book considering the "long-term psychiatric implications" of apocalyptic change.

I usually find J.G. Ballard an interesting writer, and this was no exception. It just wasn't terribly engaging to me.
… (mais)
 
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arubabookwoman | outras 66 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Hannu Tervaharju Translator
Yasuo Nakamura Translator
Joachim Körber Übersetzer
Tamara de Lempicka Cover artist
Peter Goodfellow Cover artist
Max Ernst Cover artist
Robert Ebell Cover artist
Karl Stephan Cover artist
Maria Gridling Translator
Wulf H. Bergner Translator
Fleet Cooper Narrator
Paul Wright Illustrator
Joshua Cohen Introduction
Ronald Cohen Translator
Andy Caploe Narrator
Michel Bodmer Translator
Tim White Cover artist
Richard Rossiter Cover designer
David Ledoux Narrator
Janet Woolley Cover artist
Gisela Stege Translator
Mario Galli Translator
飯田 隆昭 Translator
吉田 誠一 Translator
Richard Powers Cover artist
Charlotte Franke Translator
Peter Gudynas Cover artist
Ian West Cover designer
Alfred Scholz Translator
Hilya Brinis Translator
永井 淳 Translator
R. Ginghofer Cover artist
Dick Bruna Cover designer
柳下 毅一郎 Director, Translator
Derek Jacobi Narrator
伊藤 哲 Translator
Mal Dean Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
284
Also by
187
Membros
33,491
Popularidade
#576
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
756
ISBNs
894
Idiomas
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