The Scarlet Plague Hardcover – Jun 1975
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"London's style is typically lush but his viewpoint is skeptical and dystopian . . . [the] story reminds us of the dangers we still court with our careless ways." The Times
About the Author
Jack London (1876-1916) is the American writer best known for The Call of the Wild and White Fang. He was elected an honorary membership in the Bohemian Club, a gentleman's club that included Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, John Muir, Allan Dunn, and others. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this story, though at the beginning I found it a bit difficult to figure out what was going on. Will definitely be looking for a paper copy of this one.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
1b) I was shocked to discover that Jack London had written what we'd now call postapocalyptic fiction. The frisson was stronger to realize that the apocalypse was now!
1c) I'd highly, highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys postapocalyptic fiction. I don't know if it's the origin of some of the tropes we often see, but it's definitely an early instantiation of them, and it's kind of heartbreaking.
2) This edition in particular is a beautiful edition of a text that is available online, proofed and corrected. I would much rather read this than any of the free editions for that reason: I find errors distracting and this version has none.
2b) I'm looking forward to the rest of the Radium Age series!
I for one pledge not to steal this valuable formatting. :)
It is a short book compared to some contemporary novels of the same genre.