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The Magic Christian. by  Terry Southern - Signed First Edition - 1960 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 120936)

The Magic Christian.

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The Magic Christian.

by Southern, Terry

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New York: Random House, 1960. The Magic Christian is a 1959 comic novel by American author Terry Southern about an odd billionaire Guy Grand who spends most of his time playing elaborate practical jokes on people. It is known for bringing Southern to the attention of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who had received a copy as a gift from Peter Sellers, and subsequently hired him as co-writer for Dr. Strangelove (1964) when Kubrick decided to make that film a black comedy/satire, rather than a straightforward thriller. It was the basis for the 1969 British satirical black comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, with appearances by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Raquel Welch, Spike Milligan, Christopher Lee, Richard Attenborough and Roman Polanski. It was loosely adapted from the 1959 comic novel The Magic Christian by the American author Terry Southern, who co-wrote the screenplay adaptation with McGrath. The film also features pre-Monty Python appearances of John Cleese (credited) and an uncredited Graham Chapman, who had jointly written an earlier version of the film script. Songs by Badfinger, including one written by Paul McCartney, were used on the soundtrack.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
120936
Title
The Magic Christian.
Author
Southern, Terry
Book condition
second hand
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1960
Keywords
Terry Southern First Edition, The Magic Christian First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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