Planet of the Apes

Pierre Boulle
Illustrated by David de las Heras
Introduced by Frans de Waal
Translated by Xan Fielding

The sci-fi adventure that launched a global franchise, Planet of the Apes is given a timely Folio release with David de las Heras’s spectacular artwork and a thought-provoking introduction by primatologist Frans de Waal.

‘Part of the strength of the material is its disruptive, questioning nature. Who came first? Where are we going?’

  1. Tim Burton

Holding up a mirror to humanity, this sci-fi masterpiece poses pertinent ethical questions while sending readers on an action-packed intergalactic adventure. First published in 1963, Planet of the Apes spawned a global media franchise: an Oscar-nominated film was followed by four sequels, while reboots and remakes, television series and comics saw its popularity skyrocket. Returning to its literary origins, the first illustrated edition of Xan Fielding’s classic translation sees the bold impact of David de las Heras’s artwork, adding to the credibility of Pierre Boulle’s story. Meanwhile, the unnerving moral allegory is explored by world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal, in a specially commissioned introduction.

Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed paper sides

Set in Sabon with Avant Garde Gothic display

192 pages

Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations, including 2 double–page spreads

Plain slipcase

9½˝ x 6¼˝ 

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