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The Hopkins Manuscript

Penguin Modern Classics

by R. C. Sherriff

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The funny and moving story of the apocalypse - as seen from one small village in England

Retired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he learns that the moon is about to come crashing into the earth, with apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament - to his growing humanity and to how one English village tried to survive the end of the world...

Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a masterly work of science fiction, and a powerful warning from the past.

'Spectacular, skilled and moving. It is supremely and alarmingly relevant' Fay Weldon

'Intensely readable and touching' Sunday Telegraph

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2018
Series:
Penguin Modern Classics

Format

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R. C. Sherriff (Author)

R.C. Sherriff (1896-1975) served as a captain in the East Surrey regiment during the First World War and subsequently tried his hand at writing. Following rejection by many theatre managements, Journey's End was given a single performance by the I...

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