House of Stairs

TitleHouse of Stairs
Year for Search1974
AuthorsSleator, William [Warner] [III](1945-2011)
Date Published1974
PublisherE. P. Dutton
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Young adult dystopia in which a doctor tries to condition five orphans to become perfect tools of the state. He succeeds with three of them. A group of talented children are run through a maze (“This book is dedicated to all the rats and pigeons who have already been here.”) in an attempt to create an elite. Authoritarian dystopia in the background.

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Author Note

The U. S. author (1945-2011) lived in Thailand and the U. S.

Full Text

1974 Sleator, William [Warner, III] (1945-2011). House of Stairs. New York: E. P. Dutton. PSt

Young adult dystopia in which a doctor tries to condition five orphans to become perfect tools of the state. He succeeds with three of them. A group of talented children are run through a maze (“This book is dedicated to all the rats and pigeons who have already been here.”) in an attempt to create an elite. Authoritarian dystopia in the background. The U. S. author lived in Thailand and the U. S.