(#154937) LAND UNDER ENGLAND. Joseph O'Neill.

LAND UNDER ENGLAND. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-296 [297: "A Note About the Author"] [298-300: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels, top edge stained blue. First U.S. edition. A terrifying journey into the earth's interior. The protagonist refuses to join the rigidly controlled society of the interior world's inhabitants and must find a route to the surface or perish. "... a totalitarian utopia where little individual emotions are absorbed by the love for the common good. There are only two classes: the leaders and the robotlike citizens, whose minds have been 'rearranged.'" - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 152. Anatomy of Wonder (1981); 2-77; (1987) 2-86; (1995) 2-96; and (2004) II-836. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 49. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 609. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 169. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 208. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 151. Reginald 10999. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips. A lovely copy. (#154937).

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