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After London, or Wild England

Richard Jefferies

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Description:

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. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:10