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When London is lost beneath the rising tides, unconscious desires rush to the surface in this apocalyptic tale from the author of Crash and Cocaine ...Show synopsisWhen London is lost beneath the rising tides, unconscious desires rush to the surface in this apocalyptic tale from the author of Crash and Cocaine Nights. Set in the near future, the ice caps have melted and the planet basks in an unendurable heat. London is a primordial swamp; lush tropical vegetation grows up the walls of the Ritz and there are unconfirmed sightings of primeval reptiles swimming through the newly-formed lagoons. Some flee the capital; others embark on harebrained schemes to drain the submerged streets in search of treasure. But Dr Robert Kerans has come to accept this submarine city and finds himself strangely resistant to the idea of saving it...Hide synopsis
The Drowned World (Weidenfeld & Nicolson History) – Mass-market paperback (1993)
J. G. Ballard
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Mass-market paperback, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History 1993
ISBN: 1857990269 ISBN-13: 9781857990263
"The Drowned World" marked J.G. Ballard's debut. Evoking a flooded, tropical London of the near future, the author uses fantasy to make a speculative foray into the labyrinthine passages of the unconscious mind."The Drowned World" marked J.G. Ballard's debut. Evoking a flooded, tropical London of the near future, the author uses fantasy to make a speculative foray into the labyrinthine passages of the unconscious mind.Hide
Description:Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects...Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. B-format paperback. 176 p.
I read this book many years ago...long before I heard the term global warming. It is an insight into what might be if we allowed global warming to continue. Reading this book led me to reading other titles by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed all that I read.
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