Planet of the Apes

Author(s): Pierre Boulle

Classics & Poetry

In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, but on Soror humans behave like animals, and are hunted by a civilised race of primates. Captured and sent to a research facility, Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins. But such revelations will have always been greeted by prejudice and fear...


Product Information

A chilling dystopian vision of the ultimate role reversal, a cult hit since the 1960s

Pierre Boulle was born in 1912 at Avignon. Boulle spent the Second World War fighting in Yunnan, Calcutta and Indo-Chine, where he was captured by the Japanese. After the war he lived in Malaya, the Cameroons and, finally, Paris, where he settled until his death in 1994.

General Fields

  • : 9780099529040
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : April 2011
  • : 199mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pierre Boulle
  • : Paperback
  • : 711
  • : 208