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By Richard Jefferies

"Remarkable in its early tackle the apocalypse." —
A disaster has descended upon England. London is now a pestilent swamp, dotted with the ghostly is still of old structures. an enormous lake dominates the guts of the rustic, cities have collapsed and given technique to forests, and the few scattered survivors have descended into barbarism. Amid the ruins of civilization and a geographical region ravaged by means of warring tribes, a lone hero undertakes a quest to turn out himself priceless of his liked.
Characterized by way of the Observer as "the most lovely of Victorian novels," this 1885 story pioneered the post-apocalyptic style of technological know-how fiction. writer Richard Jefferies used to be a famous naturalist, and his clinical services informs the evocative descriptions of birds, vegetation, and animals. An avid lover of desolate tract, Jeffries devised a myth that locations humanity in a country in the direction of nature. After London inspired William Morris, J. R .R. Tolkien, and numerous different writers, and it is still a haunting story of environmental cave in and dynamic adventure.

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