The Wanting Seed

The Wanting Seed

Regular price £8.99

Anthony Burgess


Category: Fiction Science Fiction

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 5/18/23

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 288 pages

Weight: 160

Dimensions: 179 x 112 x 21

From the acclaimed author of the dystopian classic A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed is an inventive, thought-provoking and darkly absurd novel set in a work rampant with overpopulation. The Wanting Seed is part of our Penguin Essentials series which spotlights the very best of our modern classics. As governments struggle to maintain order in the face of overpopulation and food shortages and homosexuality is glorified in an attempt to further limit family sizes, Tristram Foxe and his wife Beatrice-Joanna find themselves facing dire choices. Their world transforms into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger.