COLLINS, Suzanne. Gregor the Overlander. NY: Scholastic . 8vo, [viii] 311pp. purple quarter-cloth stamped in bronze with aquamarine boards stamped in gold. Aquamarine endpapers. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket.
First edition. The first book by the NY Times best-selling author of The Hunger Games, and the first book in the Underland chronicles. When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where giant spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it – until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.