1966 - Heinemann
1966 - Doubleday
I think this book is aimed more at young teenagers than adults. It is certainly not a childrens book, but it is certainly couched in slightly simpler language than his usual books. It is a lovely allegory of the problems that people with different attitudes and talents can have in a closed society.
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Early editions of this book have a blurb on the cover, saying that the story was being filmed by Paramount. But, as far as I can ascertain, it never actually made it to the big screen. I have emailed Paramount to see if I can get any further information, but I am not optimistic.
Fairly easy to find - firsts are a bit more difficult.
The first paperback edition in the UK was published by Pan, and it was illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone (101 Dalmatians, Manxmouse and Miracle in the Wilderness.)
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