The Napoleon Of Notting Hill.

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: £15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Price stamped on front cover, neat inked details on first page, page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy.


H947. SF novel: ''a prophetic novel of the most violent revolution of our time''. First published in hardcover in 1904. A rare UK paperback (the Penguin 1946 paperback is much more common).

''The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), Chesterton's first novel, is set in a distant near future 1984 (George Orwell's use of the same date for Nineteen Eighty-Four seems coincidental), soon after whose outset London is whimsically balkanized by royal decree into a number of tiny medieval-Futurist principalities, leading to a moderately spoofish war among these statelets. The tale immediately establishes the nostalgic, medievalizing, anti-Wellsian, Merrie-Englande tone of most of his longer works, which tended, in one way or another, to idealize a dreamlike England; but their insistence on the homeliness of the past and the familiar is so surreally put that the ultimate effect is deeply uncanny. In their arguments about the desirability of the homeland they comprise a series of utopias, though often only by inarguable implication'' (John Clute & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Napoleon Of Notting Hill.

Author Name: Chesterton, G. K.

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Edition: First WDL printing.

Publisher: World Distributors (WDL): London.: 1960.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Price stamped on front cover, neat inked details on first page, page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 46952