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Rotting Hill

Rotting Hill

by Wyndham Lewis

Publisher Methuen


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  • UK First Edition
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  • Hardcover

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The stories in this book are in fact one story, that of a society adrift, like a shipwrecked crew upon a raft: fifty million people upon a wet and windy island in the Atlantic Ocean. Half of the inhabitants of Great Britain have been sold a patent medicine of peculiar austerity. Some of the characters in these stories complain of this medicine: but there is a far worse corrective others maintain, namely the Red Pills of Old Uncle Joe. The social medicines of the 'kindly' British spare you from the necessity of taking Old Uncle Joe's Red Pills.

'Is this a political book?' some readers may protest. No more, it can with truth be answered, than several of Charles Dickens's books, and all by Mr. Shaw. If Mr. Wyndham Lewis's characters are obsessed by politics, it is because today our lives are saturated with their poisons. It is impossible for a work of narrative fiction worth reading to contain less politics than 'Rotting Hill'.

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About the Author

Wyndham Lewis

Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was a British writer, painter and critic. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art and edited BLAST, the literary magazine of the Vorticists.

His novels include Tarr (1918) and The Human Age trilogy, composed of The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai (1955) and Malign Fiesta (1955). A fourth volume, titled The Trial of Man, was unfinished at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes: Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career Up-to-Date (1950).

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Fine first edition in original cloth binding, with sight bruising to spine. In a good unclipped dust jacket with several chips to spine and corners. Some light bruising along top edge of back of jacket.

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