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The Drowned World|J. G. Ballard
The Drowned World
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In the novel that catapulted him to international acclaim upon its publication in 1962, J.G. Ballard's mesmerizing and ferociously prescient The Drowned World imagines a terrifying future in which solar radiation and global warming has melted the ice caps, and Triassic-era jungles have overrun a submerged and tropical London. Set during the year 2145, the novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kerans and his team of scientists as they confront a surreal cityscape populated by giant iguanas, albino alligators, and endless swarms of malarial insects. Nature has swallowed all but a few remnants of human civilization, and slowly, Kearns and his companions are transformed--both physically and psychologically--by this prehistoric environment. The Drowned World is both a thrilling adventure and haunting examination of the effects of environmental collapse on the human mind.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780871403629
  • ISBN-10: 0871403625
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 208