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By Andrew Hammond

This book is the 1st entire learn of mainstream British dystopian fiction and the chilly warfare. Drawing on over 2 hundred novels and collections of brief tales, the monograph explores the ways that dystopian texts charted the lived reviews of the interval, supplying a longer research of authors’ matters in regards to the geopolitical current and anxieties in regards to the nationwide destiny. among the themes addressed are the methods of chilly warfare (autocracy, militarism, propaganda, intelligence, nuclear technologies), the decline of Britain’s status in worldwide politics and the decreased prestige of highbrow tradition in chilly battle Britain. even if the focal point is on dystopianism within the paintings of mainstream authors, together with George Orwell, Doris Lessing, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter and Anthony Burgess, a couple of science-fiction novels also are mentioned, making the e-book appropriate to quite a lot of researchers and scholars of twentieth-century British literature.

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