Deluge: A Romance by S. [Sydney] Fowler Wright soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London, Bombay & Sydney: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1932, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: How Mr S. Fowler Wright created a sensation in two continents with this striking novel is now well known. Nearly every publisher in London rejected the MS. , so he boldly published it himself. It speedily became a best-seller, and no less than 70,000 copies were sold in America on the day of publication. Deluge is based on the supposition that a cataclysm of unparalleled magnitude has submerged most of Western Europe and that a few scattered islands are all that remain of England. Our present-day civilization being wiped out, how will the few survivors behave? Will they be stunned and helpless? Will they quarrel like animals? Or will they set to work to resurrect the world on new lines? Such is the situation which Mr Fowler Wright presents; such are the bewildering questions he attempts to answer.
In the Harrap’s Shilling Library series.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several closed tears and a crease to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Decorative Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 290 pages. 7¼” x 4¾”.
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