The Hopkins Manuscript

TitleThe Hopkins Manuscript
Year for Search1939
AuthorsSherriff, R[obert] C[edric](1896-1975)
Tertiary AuthorsSherriff, R. C.(1896-1975)
Pagination352 pp.
Date Published1939
PublisherGollancz
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

The novel concerns the run up to and results of the moon crashing into the Earth and lodging in the Atlantic Ocean with the focus on the survivors in Britain as described in a manuscript found by explorers from Abyssinia. Most of the manuscript is concerned with the disaster, but it includes the emergence of a system of mostly small towns described positively followed by the emergence of a power-hungry dictator.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. London/New York: Scribner, 2023. 387 pp. Also entitled The Cataclysm. London: Pan, 1958.

Title Note

Also entitled The Cataclysm. London: Pan, 1958.

Holding Institutions

LLL, PSt

Author Note

The author (1896-1975) was born, raised, and lived in England until the 1930s when he moved to Hollywood where he wrote scripts for movies including The Invisible Man (1933), Goodbye Mr. Chips (1933), The Dam Busters (1955), and many others.

Full Text

1939 Sherriff, R[obert] C[edric] (1896-1975). The Hopkins Manuscript. London: Victor Gollancz. 352 pp. Rpt. London/New York: Scribner, 2023. 387 pp. Also entitled The Cataclysm. London: Pan, 1958. LLL, PSt

The novel concerns the run up to and results of the moon crashing into the Earth and lodging in the Atlantic Ocean with the focus on the survivors in Britain as described in a manuscript found by explorers from Abyssinia. Most of the manuscript is concerned with the disaster, but it includes the emergence of a system of mostly small towns described positively followed by the emergence of a power-hungry dictator. The author was born, raised, and lived in England until the 1930s when he moved to Hollywood where he wrote scripts for movies including The Invisible Man (1933), Goodbye Mr. Chips (1933), The Dam Busters (1955), and many others.