Love among the Ruins: a romance of the near future

Waugh, Evelyn

£70.00

A satire set in a dystopian, quasi-egalitarian Britain. The protagonist, Miles Plastic, is an orphan who is finishing a prison term for arson. Crime is treated very leniently by the state, and conditions in prison are actually quite superior to those among the population at large, leading to an understandably high recidivism rate. Upon release, Plastic goes to work at a state-run euthanasia centre. The centres are not restricted to the terminally ill and are so popular that Plastic’s sole responsibility is to stem “the too eager rush” of perfectly healthy but “welfare weary” citizens.

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Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Publisher City
London
Year
1953
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Waugh, Evelyn
SKU
IYC11633
Categories
Condition
Good, 1st edition, with unclipped d/j in good condition. Red cloth boards good condition. Foxing on edges of pages and d/j back. Provenance: Barry Fearn FRCS, respected surgeon in Sussex (signed in front-free endpaper)
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
52
ISBN