Richard Jefferies, “After London”


One of the most important early examples of post-apocalyptic fiction

“Hawthorn bushes sprang up among them, and, protected by the briars and thorns from grazing animals, the suckers of elm-trees rose and flourished. Sapling ashes, oaks, sycamores, and horse-chestnuts, lifted their heads.”


First published in 1885, Richard Jefferies’ After London can be seen as one of the most important early examples of post-apocalyptic fiction. The story tells of how London becomes a swampland after an unspecified natural disaster delivers England over to the mercy of nature. Divided into two parts, The Relapse into Barbarism recounts the fall of civilisation while the second longer section entitled Wild England follows Felix Aquila, the male protagonist, as he builds a canoe and explores more of the world around him.


Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction.


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