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A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
George Rippey Stewart (May 31, 1895 – August 22, 1980) was an American toponymist, a novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his only science fiction novel Earth Abides (1949), a post-apocalyptic novel, for which he won the first International Fantasy Award in 1951. It was dramatized on radio's Escape and inspired Stephen King's The Stand. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Despite a the occasional dated passage, this novel seems pretty timeless. It is a thought-provoking look at the nature of humanity, and makes one wonder what he or she would do if... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Deborah Harmon
Lengthy but well written. Hard to believe it was written so long ago. Could have been recently.Published 9 days ago by Wayne A. Stanfill Jr.
Surprisingly modern post-apocalypse tale that dates from 1949, but you'd think 1999 from the writer's grasp of things. Read morePublished 9 days ago by FauxScot
Less a tale of apocalypse and more a study of one survivor and the community that builds up around him after the Great Disaster. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Peter Carrier
This is a great classic tail that I read more than 40 years ago and had the pleasure of reading it again this year.Published 14 days ago by Terrence Schur
This was a very timely book - it details what happens after a massive pandemic with only a few survivors and how they manage to live in the world over many years. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Susan L. Carrier
Glad I read it although not a book I will read again. It was an interesting story, but at times it seemed to drag out.Published 14 days ago by Loretta Snyder
As far as post apocalypse novels, I think this might be my new favorite. Previous favorite was the postmanPublished 17 days ago by chimaera
Despite its outdated and stilted prose and often languorous pace, this post-apocalyptic novel (written in 1949) continues to offer a fresh perspective on life in a world ripped... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Billy Boy