The Death of Grass

TitleThe Death of Grass
Year for Search1956
Authors[Youd], [Sam](1922-2012)
Tertiary AuthorsJohn Christopher [pseud.]
Date Published1956
PublisherMichael Joseph
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Post-catastrophe dystopia. Violence, breakdown of communities, and the struggle to survive.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as The Death of Grass. A Novel. Penguin, 2009 with an “Introduction” by Robert Macfarlane (v-xii). U. S. edition as No Blade of Grass. A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Rpt. without the subtitle. New York: Avon, 1967. A film was made under the U. S. title and directed by Cornel Wilde (Cornelius Louis Wilde 1912-89) (1970) with a screenplay by Sean Forestal and Wilde writing as Jefferson Pascal. PSt

Pseudonym

John Christopher [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1022-2012) was born Sam Youd and adopted the name John Christopher, and he is often listed as Samuel Christopher Youd.

Full Text

1956 [Youd, Sam] (1922-2012). The Death of Grass. By John Christopher [pseud.]. London: Michael Joseph, 1956. Rpt. as The Death of Grass. A Novel. Penguin, 2009 with an “Introduction” by Robert Macfarlane (v-xii). U. S. edition as No Blade of Grass. A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Rpt. without the subtitle. New York: Avon, 1967. A film was made under the U. S. title directed by Cornel Wilde (Cornelius Louis Wilde 1912-89) (1970) with a screenplay by Sean Forestal and Wilde writing as Jefferson Pascal. PSt

Post-catastrophe dystopia. Violence, breakdown of communities, and the struggle to survive. The author was born Sam Youd and adopted the name John Christopher, and he is often listed as Samuel Christopher Youd.