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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 historic structures. a huge lake dominates the heart 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 nation-state ravaged through warring tribes, a lone hero undertakes a quest to turn out himself precious of his loved.
Characterized by way of the Observer as "the most pretty of Victorian novels," this 1885 story pioneered the post-apocalyptic style of technology fiction. writer Richard Jefferies used to be a famous naturalist, and his medical services informs the evocative descriptions of birds, crops, and animals. An avid lover of wasteland, Jeffries devised a fable that locations humanity in a country towards nature. After London motivated William Morris, J. R .R. Tolkien, and numerous different writers, and it continues to be a haunting story of environmental cave in and dynamic adventure.

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