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Facial Justice

(1960)
A novel by

 
 
'You'll never be happy until you can think and feel and look like other people . . .' Jael 97 is an Alpha. Deemed over-privileged for her beauty, she is compelled to report to the Ministry of Facial Justice, where her face will be reconstructed. For Jael lives in the New State, created out of the devastation of the Third World War. Under the rule of the Darling Dictator, citizens must wear sackcloth and ashes, and only a 17.5% quotum of personality is permitted to each. Anything that inspires envy is forbidden. But Jael cannot suppress her rebellious spirit. Secretly, she starts to reassert the rights of the individual, and decides to hunt down the faceless Dictator. 'An exquisitely entertaining fantasy' Observer

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 1960 : UK Hardback
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Title: Facial Justice
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-241-90168-5 / 978-0-241-90168-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Facial Justice (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-14-139506-0 / 978-0-14-139506-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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May 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Facial Justice (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-19-282057-5 / 978-0-19-282057-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Facial Justice (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
Publisher: Penguin
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