A Dream of Wessex

TitleA Dream of Wessex
Year for Search1977
AuthorsPriest, Christopher [McKenzie](b. 1943)
Date Published1977
PublisherFaber and Faber
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

The novel presents a future (2135-37) after a series of earthquakes has destroyed much of Britain, and it is a Soviet state, generally presented neutrally. Wessex is an island off the coast that is a holiday resort where many of the rules of the mainland do not apply and, as a result, it attracts many tourists from the Islamic North America. The focus of the novel is on two individuals projected to the future Wessex from the mid-1980s who choose to stay there.

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. as The Perfect Lover. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1977.

Title Note

U. S. ed. as The Perfect Lover

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Author Note

(b. 1943)

Full Text

1977 Priest, Christopher [McKenzie] (b. 1943). A Dream of Wessex. London: Faber and Faber. U. S. ed. as The Perfect Lover. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1977. PSt

The novel presents a future (2135-37) after a series of earthquakes has destroyed much of Britain, and it is a Soviet state, generally presented neutrally. Wessex is an island off the coast that is a holiday resort where many of the rules of the mainland do not apply and, as a result, it attracts many tourists from the Islamic North America. The focus of the novel is on two individuals projected to the future Wessex from the mid-1980s who choose to stay there.