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A Dream of Wessex

(1977)
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Christopher Priest's artful sleight of hand when it comes to manipulating the experience of his books and notions of what is real reaches a peak in this novel that accounts the trials and tribulations of a group of people who have escaped into a utopian shared virtual reality known as Wessex. It is a world engineered to give them their every desire. But when one woman becomes subject to the violent attentions of a man who feels that she is everything he desires she must decide to fight back. Obsession and abuse of power can cross from the real world to the imagined all too easily.

Thought by some to have been instrumental in the inspiration of the film INCEPTION, A DREAM OF WESSEX is a classic in the literature of virtual realities and remains one of Chris Priest's most highly regarded novels.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"I can best convey its quality by saying that I think not only H. G. Wells but Hardy himself would have enjoyed and approved of it." - John Fowles


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Hardback Editions

October 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dream of Wessex
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-571-11118-1 / 978-0-571-11118-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Dream of Wessex (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 1-943910-23-5 / 978-1-943910-23-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dream of Wessex
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-575-12153-X / 978-0-575-12153-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dream of Wessex (Abacus Books)
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-349-12811-1 / 978-0-349-12811-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dream of Wessex (Pan science fiction)
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-330-25543-6 / 978-0-330-25543-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dream of Wessex, A
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 1-5318-3972-X / 978-1-5318-3972-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Dream of Wessex
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Dream of Wessex
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Dream of Wessex (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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November 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dream of Wessex
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Gollancz
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