Cities of the Red Night

TitleCities of the Red Night
Year for Search1981
AuthorsBurroughs, William S[eward](1914-97)
Date Published1981
PublisherHolt, Rinehart and Winston
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Unusually for Burroughs, this novel includes a eutopia as well as a dystopia. The eutopia is based on the Libertalia community possibly founded by the pirate Captain Misson (ca 1660-ca 1690s) on Madagascar and is set in the eighteenth century. The dystopian material is typical Burroughs and is set in the twentieth century. Similar to 1991 Burroughs, which also uses the settlement. First volume of a trilogy that includes his 1983 The Place of Dead Roads and his 1987 The Western Lands.

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: John Calder, 1981.

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Author Note

(1914-97)

Full Text

1981 Burroughs, William S[eward] (1914-97). Cities of the Red Night. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. U. K. ed. London: John Calder, 1981. PSt

Unusually for Burroughs, this novel includes a eutopia as well as a dystopia. The eutopia is based on the Libertalia community possibly founded by the pirate Captain Misson (ca 1660-ca 1690s) on Madagascar and is set in the eighteenth century. The dystopian material is typical Burroughs and is set in the twentieth century. Similar to 1991 Burroughs, which also uses the settlement. First volume of a trilogy that includes his 1983 The Place of Dead Roads and his 1987 The Western Lands. See also 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1973, 1979, and 1991 Burroughs.