Revolution: A Novel

TitleRevolution: A Novel
Year for Search1921
AuthorsBeresford, J[ohn] D[avys](1873-1947)
Tertiary AuthorsBeresford, J. D.
Date Published1921
PublisherW. Collins & Sons
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia depicting a revolution as it effects one parish as seen primarily through the eyes of a man who tries to see both sides. A labour dictatorship emerges that plans to establish a socialist system, but the people reject equality and common property. The counter-revolution succeeds but simply replaces one dictatorship with another. At the end the protagonist is at the beginning of a campaign to bring the country back together.

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. as Revolution: A Story of the Near Future in England. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921

Title Note

U. S. ed. as Revolution: A Story of the Near Future in England. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921

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Author Note

(1873-1947)

Full Text

1921 Beresford, J[ohn] D[avys] (1873-1947). Revolution. A Novel. London: W. Collins & Sons. U. S. ed. as Revolution: A Story of the Near Future in England. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921. L, PSt

Dystopia depicting a revolution as it effects one parish as seen primarily through the eyes of a man who tries to see both sides. A labour dictatorship emerges that plans to establish a socialist system, but the people reject equality and common property. The counter-revolution succeeds but simply replaces one dictatorship with another. At the end the protagonist is at the beginning of a campaign to bring the country back together.