World's End
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World's End (1877) is the last and best of the three novels Richard Jefferies published under the Tinsley Bros imprint. It opens with a compelling foundation-myth of the manufacturing city of Stirmingham, whose phenomenal growth is ironically traced back to the activities of a water-rat.

 The plot centres on the machinations surrounding the great Baskette claims case, based on a real-life event.  From the sulphurous atmosphere of Stirmingham the focus shifts to a lonely village on the downs, where Aymer Malet, an impoverished artist in love with nature and le beau idéal, becomes engaged to Violet Waldron. The scenes of rural life are depicted with much charm and freshness but Stirminghams baleful influence impinges in the form of a particularly gruesome murder.  The novel has considerable biographical interest in its portrait of the young artist hero.  His struggles mirror those of the author, whose fascination with the paranormal is evinced in the eerie trysts of the lonely châtelaine Lady Lechester with a mysterious winged daimon. 

 Worlds End displays Jefferies gift for limpid narrative at its best; throws out many original, suggestive and often astonishingly prescient ideas; and contains several passages of intense lyric beauty. This 2008 edition of the novel carries an authoritative introduction by Andrew Rossabi and is published in softback, 415 pages. 

ISBN:  978-0-9522813-4-4

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