Title: Deluge, A Romance
Publisher: Fowler Wright Ltd, London
Publication Date: 1927
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
No dust jacket. Sun fading to spine. Book tight and binding tight. Pages ends have some foxing, but a very nice copy of this classic. Pages white and clean. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 005525
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