The End of the World News

BURGESS, Anthony. The End of the World News.

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BURGESS, Anthony. The End of the World News. London: Hutchinson, 1982.

8vo., blue cloth boards with lettering in gilt to spine; unclipped dust wrapper; pp. x, 3-388, [iv] as issued; a very clean copy with just some slight sunning to spine.
First edition, inscribed by Burgess to the title page; "To Tony & Jackie/ Anthony Burgess/ London May 23 1988." The novel focuses around three interweaving plot lines: Trotsky's journey to New York City shortly before the Russian Revolution; the life and career of Sigmund Freud; and a third, set in the future shortly before the impact of a rogue, extrasolar planet with the Earth.

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