The Neverending Story by Michael Ende [U.S. FIRST EDITION / 1983]
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
U.S. FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY
Missing dust jacket. Elegant red cloth-bound hardcover with gilded title on spine and imprinted front board. Gorgeous first edition with decorative end papers, full color red/green text and full page illustrations throughout.
Book is in excellent condition. One slightly worn corner; otherwise like new.
This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published more than a decade ago. Its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. And now this modern classic and bibliophile's dream is available in hardcover again.
The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the courage to face unspeakable foes and the mysteries of his own heart.
Readers, too, can travel to the wondrous, unforgettable world of Fantastica if they will just turn the page...