The Plato Papers

TitleThe Plato Papers
Year for Search1999
AuthorsAckroyd, Peter [Warwick](b. 1949)
Date Published1999
PublisherChatto & Windus
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Satire. Description of our time, known as Mouldwarp, from the point of view of a far future society (after A. D. 3700), that has a very imperfect understanding of the past. In that society, Plato, described as “the great orator of London,” presents wildly inaccurate public orations describing Mouldwarp but when he gains a more accurate picture of the past, he is persecuted.

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. as The Plato Papers. A Prophesy [Prophecy on the dust jacket]. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2000

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Author Note

(b. 1949)

Full Text

1999 Ackroyd, Peter [Warwick]  (b. 1949). The Plato Papers. A Novel. London: Chatto & Windus. U. S. ed. as The Plato Papers. A Prophesy [Prophecy on the dust jacket]. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2000. PSt

Satire. Description of our time, known as Mouldwarp, from the point of view of a far future society (after A. D. 3700), that has a very imperfect understanding of the past. In that society, Plato, described as “the great orator of London,” presents wildly inaccurate public orations describing Mouldwarp but when he gains a more accurate picture of the past, he is persecuted.