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After London

April 21, 2015 - 10:54 -- Admin

The Public Doman Review has one of the first post-apocalyptic novels published in the English on it's site, a lovely digital copy of 1911's After London.

The dense curlicues of Edwardian era language can take some getting used to. (I'd have deleted the first sentence, for instance, and started cold with the second which is much punchier.

"It became green everywhere in the first spring, after London ended, so that all the country looked alike."

PDR's reader is pretty basic, but if if the book takes your fancy they do link to a nice new digital version published by Observatory Press.