THE END OF THE DREAM. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A fine ecological catastrophe novel written by Wylie shortly before his death in October of 1971. "... nearly all of mankind is wiped from the Earth early in the twenty-first century by killing industrial smog, poisonous radioactivity, famines caused by ecological abuses ... Wylie's theme, one his writings have sermonized in many forms throughout his long career, is that outraged Nature takes revenge." - Berger, Science fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 42-3. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-617. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Purple remainder spray to bottom edge of text block, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of dust soiling to front panel. (#161816).
First edition so stated on copyright page.