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The Drowned World

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780871404060
Author(s): J.G. Ballard
Format: Hardcover
Edition: 50th
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Dimensions: 148 x 216 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 198

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Appearing in hardcover in America for the first time, this neglected Ballardian masterpiece promises to be a touchstone for environmentalists the world over.

First published in 1962, J.G. Ballard s mesmerizing and ferociously imaginative novel not only gained him widespread critical acclaim but also established his reputation as one of the finest writers of a generation. The Drowned World imagines a terrifying world in which global warming has melted the ice caps and primordial jungles have overrun a tropical London. Set during the year 2145, this novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kearns and his team of scientists as they confront a cityscape in which nature is on the rampage and giant lizards, dragonflies, and insects fiercely compete for domination. Both an unmatched biological mystery and a brilliant retelling of Heart of Darkness complete with a mad white hunter and his hordes of native soldiers this powerful and beautifully clear (Brian Aldiss) work becomes a thrilling adventure with an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad (Kingsley Amis).

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