The Drowned World
The Drowned World
A Novel
J. G. Ballard

A thrilling adventure with "an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad" (Kingsley Amis), considered by many to be Ballard's finest.

In the novel that catapulted him to international acclaim upon its publication in 1962, J.G. Ballard’s mesmerizing and ferociously prescient The Drowned World imagines a terrifying future in which solar radiation and global warming has melted the ice caps, and Triassic-era jungles have overrun a submerged and tropical London. Set during the year 2145, the novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kerans and his team of scientists as they confront a surreal cityscape populated by giant iguanas, albino alligators, and endless swarms of malarial insects. Nature has swallowed all but a few remnants of human civilization, and slowly, Kearns and his companions are transformed—both physically and psychologically—by this prehistoric environment. The Drowned World is both a thrilling adventure and haunting examination of the effects of environmental collapse on the human mind.

Title The Drowned World
Subtitle A Novel
Author J. G. Ballard
Publisher Liveright
Title First Published 25 April 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 0871403625
ISBN-13 9780871403629
Publication Date 25 April 2013
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.

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