The Drowned World
  • The Drowned World
  • The Drowned World
ISBN: 0871403625
EAN13: 9780871403629
Language: English
Release Date: May 20, 2013
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.7" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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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