The Childermass. Section I

TitleThe Childermass. Section I
Year for Search1928
AuthorsLewis, [Percy] Wyndham (1882-1957)
Tertiary AuthorsLewis, Wyndham
Date Published1928
PublisherChatto and Windus
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia after death in Purgatory, which is depicted as a completely unstable wasteland where everything and everyone may change without warning. The protagonists find their way to the “camp”, which is at least stable, but ruled by “The Bailiff”, who is in conflict with Hyperides and his followers. The novel continues with the same characters in The Human Age Book Two Monstre Gai Book Three Malign Fiesta. London: Methuen, 1955. An additional planned volume, The Trial of Man, was never published.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as The Human Age Book One Childermass. London: Methuen, 1956. U. S. ed. New York: Covici-Friede, 1928.

Title Note

Rpt. as The Human Age Book One Childermass. London: Methuen, 1956.

Author Note

The author (1882-1957) was born in the U. S., although there is a story that he was born in a yacht in Canadian waters, and lived in England from about age ten.

Full Text

1928 Lewis, [Percy] Wyndham (1882-1957). The Childermass. Section I. London: Chatto and Windus. Rpt. as The Human Age Book One Childermass. London: Methuen, 1956. U. S. ed. New York: Covici-Friede, 1928.

Dystopia after death in Purgatory, which is depicted as a completely unstable wasteland where everything and everyone may change without warning. The protagonists find their way to the “camp”, which is at least stable, but ruled by “The Bailiff”, who is in conflict with Hyperides and his followers. The novel continues with the same characters in The Human Age Book Two Monstre Gai Book Three Malign Fiesta. London: Methuen, 1955. An additional planned volume, The Trial of Man, was never published. The author was born in the U. S., although there is a story that he was born in a yacht in Canadian waters, and lived in England from about age ten.