The Children of Men

TitleThe Children of Men
Year for Search1992
AuthorsJames, P[hyllis] D[orothy](1920-2014)
Tertiary AuthorsJames, P. D.
PublisherFaber & Faber
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Dystopia. No children are born and the population ages. A Warden and Council establish an authoritarian government, kill off the incompetent, establish the Isle of Man as a prison camp, and treat refugees from other countries as slaves. At the end of the novel the Warden is killed and a baby is born. 

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

Info Notes

A film directed by Alfonso Caurón Orozco (b. 1961) was released in 2006.

Holding Institutions

PSt, VUW

Author Note

Female author (1920-2014).

Full Text

1992 James, P[hyllis] D[orothy] (1920-2014). The Children of Men. London: Faber & Faber. U. S. ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. PSt, VUW

Dystopia. No children are born and the population ages. A Warden and Council establish an authoritarian government, kill off the incompetent, establish the Isle of Man as a prison camp, and treat refugees from other countries as slaves. At the end of the novel the Warden is killed and a baby is born. A film based very loosely on the novel and directed by Alfonso Caurón Orozco (b. 1961) and co-written by Caurón and five other authors, not including James, was released in 2006. Female author.