The Wanting Seed (Norton Paperback Fiction) (Paperback)

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Burgess' talent for rhythmic prose & the "novel of ideas" makes, here, for a farcical dystopian story with tremendous narrative momentum and dark humor, a book that will suggest associations with "Brave New World" and "Dr. Strangelove." On one hand it has the patina of "old Sci-Fi," on the other hand Burgess was well ahead of his time on topics such as carbon footprint mania.

— From Adam


Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393315080
ISBN-10: 0393315088
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 17th, 1996
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Norton Paperback Fiction