THE PEOPLE OF THE RUINS: A STORY OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION AND AFTER. London, Glasgow, Melbourne, Auckland: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-290 [291: printer's imprint] [292-296: ads], original dark gray cloth, spine panel stamped in pink. First edition. "General strike in 1924 marks the beginning of the collapse of civilization. 150 years later England is reduced to neolithical barbarism." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy, p. 147. "The first of the many British postwar novels that foresee Britain returned to barbarism by the ravages of war." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-107. "One of the most widely read scientific romances of the post-war years ..." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 239. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-88; (1987) 2-97; and (2004) II-981. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2002. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 684. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 48. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 236. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 193. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1024. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 166. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 12922. Cloth lightly worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, cloth rubbed along lower edges, endpapers a bit foxed, several vertical creases to front free endpaper and half title leaf, a sound, about very good copy. The British edition, unlike the American edition, is quite scarce and is rarely found in nice condition. (#111959).
"Copyright 1920" appears on copyright page, but no statement of printing.