Deluge

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Wesleyan University Press, 2003 - 330 頁
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First published in 1927, Deluge is one of the most famous of the English catastrophe novels. Beautifully written and action packed—RKO Radio Pictures even filmed this story—the novel depicts a flood so severe that it destroys modern civilization, leaving the few survivors to adapt to the rigors of the natural world. Like other English writers responding to the trauma of World War I, Sydney Fowler Wright expresses a loathing of the worst aspects of industrialization. The flood, in his view, becomes an opportunity for the remaking of society. The protagonists soon realize that civilization and technology have divorced them from the knowledge and skills necessary for survival. Released from their over-reliance on social regulation, they struggle to overcome their own brutality to develop a new sense of community. For over 75 years readers have praised this book for its style and wisdom, and debated the meaning of its controversial ending. This Wesleyan edition is graced with an excellent introduction and annotations by leading science fiction scholar Brian Stableford.
 

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Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction
xi
Deluge
lix
Prelude
1
BOOK I Martin and Helen
7
BOOK II Claire
39
BOOK III Martin and Claire
77
BOOK IV Helen and Claire
149
BOOK V Three
221
Appendix
301
Notes
307
Bibliography
323
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SYDNEY FOWLER WRIGHT (1874-1965) wrote science fiction, poetry, biography, detective novels, short stories and translations. BRIAN STABLEFORD is Lecturer in Creative Writing at King Alfred's College Winchester and author of Scientific Romance in Britain (1985). He also translated Lumen (Wesleyan, 2002).

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