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The Fixed Period
     

The Fixed Period

by Anthony Trollope
 

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The Fixed Period tells of a moral and political dilemma on the imaginary Pacific island of Britannula in the second half of the twentieth century. The President of the island, Mr. Neverbend, is attempting to bring in legislation which will reduce the numbers of old and sick by enforcing compulsory euthanasia on those of sixty-seven years of age. Mr. Neverbend's friend

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The Fixed Period tells of a moral and political dilemma on the imaginary Pacific island of Britannula in the second half of the twentieth century. The President of the island, Mr. Neverbend, is attempting to bring in legislation which will reduce the numbers of old and sick by enforcing compulsory euthanasia on those of sixty-seven years of age. Mr. Neverbend's friend Gabriel Crasweller is the first on the list of those to die and, having never suffered so much as a headache, begins to regret his support and enthusiasm for the scheme. Although the people of Britannula are in revolt, rescue, if it is to come, must be swift and allow no loss of face.

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The of Brittanula before they face mandatory euthanasia in Trollope's only science fiction novel, likely influenced by Samuel Butler's Erewhon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607620068
Publisher:
Norilana Books
Publication date:
11/08/2008
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-known books collectively comprise the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire and includes the books The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, and others. Trollope wrote nearly 50 novels in all, in addition to short stories, essays, and plays.

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