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Davy

Author: Edgar Pangborn
Publisher: Baltimore : Old Earth Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Old Earth Books edView all editions and formats
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The world we know is gone, destroyed in a fiery cataclysm. The survivors built a new world ruled by religion, oppression, and fear. In this pre-industrial society, sickness, ignorance, and death are the norm. A bond-slave, Davy dreams of sailing to the edge of the known world. He runs away at age 14, and what he discovers is similar to what most young men find in any age. As he searches for answers to his moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Pangborn
ISBN: 1882968301 9781882968305
OCLC Number: 57312837
Notes: Originally published in 1964.
Description: 287 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Edgar Pangborn.

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The world we know is gone, destroyed in a fiery cataclysm. The survivors built a new world ruled by religion, oppression, and fear. In this pre-industrial society, sickness, ignorance, and death are the norm. A bond-slave, Davy dreams of sailing to the edge of the known world. He runs away at age 14, and what he discovers is similar to what most young men find in any age. As he searches for answers to his moral questions, he becomes an educated, thoughtful man, a dangerous heretic, and finally, a rebel.

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Coming of age in a dystopia

by altivo (WorldCat user published 2010-01-15) Excellent Permalink

Pangborn's Davy is a classic work of its time, reflecting the building angst and restlessness of a new generation, one that, unlike its immediate predecessors, had social and political ideals and did not accept the status quo of its parents and grandparents. The novel can be read...
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