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Cities of the Red Night is without doubt William S. Burroughs' magnum opus. Readers here will find many of Burroughs' characters from other books: Dr. Benway, Audrey Carsons, Clem Snide the private asshole, and the Wild Boys, along with a host of new characters. However at the centre of the novel is an early eighteenth-century pirate, Captain Mission. Almost a century before the French and the American revolutions, he preached among other things complete equality; the abolition of slavery, torture, and the death penalty; freedom of religion, and an end to tyranny. He founded a colony called Libertatia, on the coast of Madagascar. The colony was overwhelmed by natives suborned by British Intelligence agents and Mission was killed shortly thereafter. But what if Mission had survived? Using this as his basic premise, Burroughs rewrites history. Satirist, visionary, moralist, William S. Burroughs has written a book whose force, devastating humor, and apocalyptic concerns blow a hole both in the fabric of reality and time. First UK edition published in 1981, ex-library hardback with dustjacket. Usual markings. Dustjacket has minor chipping. Wear in accordance with age.
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