Swastika Night

TitleSwastika Night
Year for Search1937
Authors[Burdekin], [Katharine Penelope Cade](1896-1963)
Tertiary AuthorsConstantine, Murray [pseud.]
Date Published1937
PublisherVictor Gollancz
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Dystopia where there has been five hundred years of Nazi rule, and the Nazi creed has become transmuted into a religion which directly supports the current power structure of the future Germany. There is still a single Führer who rules with the blessing of Hitler and God the Thunderer over a clearly defined hierarchy that is nationalist, racist, sexist, with love only between men and women kept separate and only for breeding, and anti-Christian. Much of the book is about one of the German Knights who knows the truth of the past and works to preserve that knowledge the future. Female author.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in the Left Book Club Edition. London: Victor Gollancz, 1940; and by Burdekin writing as Murray Constantine. London: Gollancz, 2016, with an “Introduction” by Michael Dirda (1-4); and under the author’s real name Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1985  with an “Introduction” iii-xv) by Daphne Patai; and London: Gollancz, 2016, with an “Introduction” by Michel Dirda (1-4).

Pseudonym

Murray Constantine [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

L, PSt

Author Note

 Female author (1896-1963)

Full Text

1937 [Burdekin, Katharine Penelope Cade] (1896-1963). Swastika Night. By Murray Constantine [pseud.]. London: Victor Gollancz. Rpt. in the Left Book Club Edition. London: Victor Gollancz, 1940; and by Burdekin writing as Murray Constantine. London: Gollancz, 2016, with an “Introduction” by Michael Dirda (1-4); and under the author’s real name Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1985  with an “Introduction” iii-xv) by Daphne Patai; and London: Gollancz, 2016, with an “Introduction” by Michel Dirda (1-4). L, PSt

Dystopia where there has been five hundred years of Nazi rule, and the Nazi creed has become transmuted into a religion which directly supports the current power structure of the future Germany. There is still a single Führer who rules with the blessing of Hitler and God the Thunderer over a clearly defined hierarchy that is nationalist, racist, sexist, with love only between men and women kept separate and only for breeding, and anti-Christian. Much of the book is about one of the German Knights who knows the truth of the past and works to preserve that knowledge the future. Female author.