Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine

By Ray Bradbury

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 76 Ratings


Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.


  • Haunting

    By БLoonИ
    Haunting and nostalgic. Triggers a yearning for simpler times. Causes you to look forward to a time long forgotten.
  • Good times

    By El-danimal
    Just as good as remembering the summer of 1928.
  • Whimsical

    By Dwardeng
    This is a semi-autobiography of Ray's childhood in Illinois in a short story format. With this book he shows his virtuous writing abilities. One of his best short story collections.
  • Ray Bradbury’s the best

    By Formapursuer
    This book is definitely worth your money & time.