High-Rise

High-Rise

by J. G. Ballard

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Overview

The classic novel of luxury and depravity, now a major motion picture.


From the author of the celebrated dystopian classics Kingdom Come, The Drowned World, and The Drought, High Rise is a prescient story of class warfare. The film adaptation by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List) features Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons; BAFTA Award nominees Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller; Luke Evans and Golden Globe Award® winner Elisabeth Moss.


When explosive loyalties form inside a luxurious apartment block isolated from the rest of society, modern elevators become fierce battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this chilling tale, humanity slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631492686
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Series: Movie Tie-in Editions Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 752,273
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

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