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The Drowned World

(1962)
A novel by

 
 
In the 21st century, fluctuations in solar radiation have caused the ice-caps to melt and the seas to rise. Global temperatures have climbed, and civilization has retreated to the Arctic and Antarctic circles. London is a city now inundated by a primeval swamp, to which an expedition travels to record the flora and fauna of this new Triassic Age. This early novel by the author of CRASH and EMPIRE OF THE SUN is at once a fast paced narrative, a stunning evocation of a flooded, tropical London of the near future and a speculative foray into the workings of the unconscious mind.

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Praise for this book

"Ballard is one of the brightest new stars in post-war fiction. This tale of strange and terrible adventure in a world of steaming jungles has an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad." - Kingsley Amis


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Hardback Editions

1855 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-87140-406-0 / 978-0-87140-406-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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September 1981 : Hardback
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Title: Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 9063327315 / 978-9063327316
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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April 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-8256-9571-6 / 978-0-8256-9571-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Music Sales Corp
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1963 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-575-00278-6 / 978-0-575-00278-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-722183-5 / 978-0-00-722183-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary)
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-87140-362-5 / 978-0-87140-362-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 1-85798-883-3 / 978-1-85798-883-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE DROWNED WORLD
Author(s): JG BALLARD
ISBN: 0-575-40129-X / 978-0-575-40129-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: INDIGO
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June 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-88184-324-5 / 978-0-88184-324-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
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March 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 1-85799-026-9 / 978-1-85799-026-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
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September 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World (Everyman Fiction)
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-460-02257-1 / 978-0-460-02257-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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1981 : Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s):
ISBN: 9063327714 / 978-9063327712
Publisher:
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April 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Drowned World (Science fiction)
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-14-002229-5 / 978-0-14-002229-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 1987 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-8161-9732-6 / 978-0-8161-9732-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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January 1987 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Drowned World: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-7451-5769-6 / 978-0-7451-5769-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Liveright
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June 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Drowned World
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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