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Il Napoleone di Notting Hill G.K. Chesterton

Il Napoleone di Notting Hill

G.K. Chesterton

Published in 1904, it is set at the end of the twentieth century. London is still a city of gas lamps and horse-drawn vehicles, but democratic government has withered away, and a representative ordinary citizen is simply chosen for a list to be king. Less

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Dan

rated it5 of 5 stars
almost 2 years ago

I once read an Amazon list titled Chesterton is the Besterton. Now I understand why.

The Napoleon of Notting Hill is set in an alternate 1984, one that isnt much different than 1904. Technology stopped progressing and most people stopped caring about government. Democra...Read full review
Werner

rated it4 of 5 stars
about 6 years ago
Recommends it for: Those who want a read thats off the beaten track

Broadly speaking, this 1904 imagining of the world of the late 20th century and beyond can be called science fiction, but its strictly a speculation in the social, not the technological, sciences- Chesterton had little interest in technology, --and, indeed, posits a futu...Read full review
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The Napoleon of Notting Hill is G. K. Chestertons first novel. Published in 1904, it is set at the end of the twentieth century. London is still a city of gas lamps and horse-drawn vehicles, but democratic government has withered away, and aMoreThe Napoleon of Notting Hill is G. K. Chestertons first novel. Published in 1904, it is set at the end of the twentieth century. London is still a city of gas lamps and horse-drawn vehicles, but democratic government has withered away, and a representative ordinary citizen is simply chosen for a list to be king.