The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke is a 245-page hardcover published in 1979 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and is a stated Book Club Edition. The dust jacket and book are in very good original condition.
Sri Kandha, the Sacred Mountain rising majestically above the equatorial island of Taprobane, bears silent witness to the hazardous lives of two obsessed men. King Kalidasa, Tyrant of the second Century, murderous usurper of an ancient Kingdom, sought to reach heaven by creating his lofty Pleasure Gardens, with their towering fountains and the panorama of beautiful maidens. Two thousand years later, Vannevar Morgan, brilliant engineer of the twenty-second century, seeks to approach the stars through technological daring that will open a new era in space travel.