DELUGE: A ROMANCE. Wright, Fowler.

DELUGE: A ROMANCE. London: Fowler Wright Ltd., 1927. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 7-320, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. A self-published book that became a bestseller. "Geological upheavals result in widespread flooding, but southern England is elevated to make the Cotswolds a tiny archipelago. The inhabitants' struggle for existence is described with a cold realism not previously seen." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-149. "...one of the very best catastrophe stories." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2439. Filmed in 1933 by RKO studios and directed by Felix Feist, this was one the very first disaster movies, the setting moved to New York for this adaptation of Wright's novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-71; (1981) 2-126; (1987) 2-139; (1995) 2-149; and (2004) II-1289. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 829. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 55. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 215. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 235. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15657. A fine copy in very good or better printed dust jacket with a couple of short closed tears at top and bottom edges and some general dust soiling. A very nice example of the jacket. The UK edition is uncommon; the jacket is rare. (#153565).

Price: $1,750.00

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