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The wanting seed

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world that overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world of spacelessness where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality ("It's Sapiens to be Homo"). This time of the near future is eventually transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
English literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993.
Wanting seed.
New York : W.W. Norton [1963, ©1962]
(OCoLC)812211467
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 9780393315080 0393315088
OCLC Number: 299596
Notes: Originally published: London : Heinemann, ©1962.
Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Burgess.

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The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world that overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world of spacelessness where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality ("It's Sapiens to be Homo"). This time of the near future is eventually transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without enemies.

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