Richard Jefferies After London or Wild England

This new critical edition provides one of the earliest examples of a global catastrophe novel that is part of a flowering of nineteenth-century science fiction.

Richard Jefferies  After London  or Wild England

A scholarly edition of a significant and exciting late Victorian science fiction novelRichard Jefferies After London is uncanny and intriguing, an adventure story, quest romance, dystopia, and Darwinian novel rolled into one, but also a pioneering work of Victorian science fiction. Imagining a mysterious natural catastrophe that plunges its people into a barbaric future, Jefferies remarkable novel drowns and destroys London and depicts a challenging aWild England dominated by nature and filled with evolved animals and devolved humans. Of its time but also distinctively modern, After London can, in its uneasy expression of Victorian and post-Victorian anxieties about industrial development, urbanisation, natural resources, and climate, be regarded as one of the first novels of the Anthropocene. This new critical edition provides one of the earliest examples of a global catastrophe novel that is part of a flowering of nineteenth-century science fiction. It situates After London in a tradition of mid-late Victorian texts that respond to the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and responds to a host of other key social, political, and cultural issues of the period.Key FeaturesOpens up readings that situate the text in relation to a range of literary, cultural and biographical contexts including Jefferies life, ideas, and worksIncludes a chronology of Jefferies' life, a list of his key works, a detailed scholarly introduction, and appendices including the text of 'The Great Snow', a catastrophe short story set in London; and 'Alone in London'; both of which reveal his attitude to London, urban life and the future of humanity

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Richard Jefferies, After London; or Wild England
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard Jefferies
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

A scholarly edition of a significant and exciting late Victorian science fiction novelRichard Jefferies After London is uncanny and intriguing, an adventure story, quest romance, dystopia, and Darwinian novel rolled into one, but also a pioneering work of Victorian science fiction. Imagining a mysterious natural catastrophe that plunges its people
After London
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Richard Jefferies
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-10 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The meadows were green, and so was the rising wheat which had been sown, but which neither had nor would receive any further care. Such arable fields as had not been sown, but where the last stubble had been ploughed up, were overrun with couch-grass, and where the short stubble
After London
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Richard Jefferies
Categories: Future, The
Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher:

When the ancients departed, great numbers of their cattle perished. It was not so much the want of food as the inability to endure exposure that caused their death; a few winters are related to have so reduced them that they died by hundreds, many mangled by dogs. The hardiest
After London: Wild England
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Richard Jefferies
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-17 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Victorian Dystopian Science Fiction. A Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Novel. Part I - THE RELAPSE INTO BARBARISM CHAPTER I - THE GREAT FOREST The old men say their fathers told them that soon after the fields were left to themselves a change began to be visible. It became green everywhere in the
After London, Or Wild England, by Richard Jefferies, ...
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Richard Jefferies
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher:

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