After London by Richard Jeffries audiobook

After London: Booktrack Edition

By Richard Jeffries
Read by Ruth Golding

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9.91 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781988565064

Listen to After London with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience. Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first part of the book, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its consequences, with a loving description of nature reclaiming England. The second part, "Wild England", is an adventure set many years later in the wild landscape and society. The book is not without its flaws (notably the abrupt and unsatisfying ending) but is redeemed by the quality of the writing, particularly the unnervingly prophetic descriptions of the post-apocalyptic city and countryside.

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Listen to After London with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience.

Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life.

The first part of the book, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its consequences, with a loving description of nature reclaiming England. The second part, "Wild England", is an adventure set many years later in the wild landscape and society. The book is not without its flaws (notably the abrupt and unsatisfying ending) but is redeemed by the quality of the writing, particularly the unnervingly prophetic descriptions of the post-apocalyptic city and countryside.

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Author Bio: Richard Jeffries

Author Bio: Richard Jeffries

Richard Jefferies (1848–1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction. Among his works are The Gamekeeper at Home, a collection of essays; Greene Frene Farm, a novel; and Bevis, a children’s book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 9.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English