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The Napoleon of Notting Hill

The Napoleon of Notting Hill
The Napoleon of Notting Hill

The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a novel written by G. K. Chesterton in 1904, set in a nearly unchanged London in 1984. Although the novel is set in the future, it is, in effect, set in an alternative reality of Chesterton's own period, with no advances in technology
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Review by D J

A very strange book. I can honestly say that I've never read anything quite like it before and probably never will. It's a rather surreal story that is equal parts philosophical allegory, fantasy, dystopian fiction and satire. It's all of these things and nothing. Totally original in its genius; totally maniacal in its unfolding. This book is not at all typical. There is no basis for comparison, and I'm still reeling from what I've just read.

The story takes place in 1984, but London's technological progress has been rather stunted and for all intents and purposes it's the year 1904. Not only that, but democracy has broken down and kings are chosen at random--from among the bureaucratic classes--to rule as autocrats.


the book details :
  • Author: G. K.vChesterton
  • Publication date: 1909
  • Company: New York: John Lane Co.

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