Richard Jefferies. After London. 1885.

Richard Jefferies. After London; or, Wild England. [. . .] In Two Parts: Part 1 – The Relapse into Barbarism. Part II – Wild England. London: Cassell and Company, 1885.

At the height of Victorian prosperity, Richard Jefferies (1848-87) published this pioneering novel of what happens After the End of the World. The first section describes the changes “after London ended” and the second section is the original neo-mediaeval fantasia of a post-apocalyptic future. Chapter XXIII, “Strange Things,” describes a visit to the ruins of London.

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