The Resource "Repent, (ebook)

"Repent, (ebook)

Label
"Repent
Title
"Repent
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
A science fiction classic about an antiestablishment rebel set on overthrowing the totalitarian society of the future. One of science fiction's most antiestablishment authors rails against the accepted order while questioning blind obedience to the state in this unique pairing of short story and essay. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" is set in a dystopian future society in which time is regulated by a heavy bureaucratic hand known as the Ticktockman. The rebellious Everett C. Marm flouts convention, masquerading as the anarchic Harlequin, disrupting the precise schedule with bullhorns and jellybeans in a world where being late is nothing short of a crime. But when his love, Pretty Alice, betrays Everett out of a desire to return to the punctuality to which she is programmed, he is forced to face the Ticktockman and his gauntlet of consequences. The bonus essay included in this volume, "Stealing Tomorrow," is a hard-to-find Harlan Ellison masterwork, an exploration of the rebellious nature of the writer's soul. Waxing poetic on humankind's intellectual capabilities versus its emotional shortcomings, the author depicts an inner self that guides his words against the established bureaucracies, assuring us that the intent of his soul is to "come lumbering into town on a pink-and-yellow elephant, fast as Pegasus, and throw down on the established order." "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" has become one of the most reprinted short stories in the English language. Fans of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World will delight in this antiestablishment vision of a Big Brother society and the rebel determined to take it down. The perfect complement, "Stealing Tomorrow" is a hidden gem that reinforces Ellison's belief in humankind's inner nobility and the necessity to buck totalitarian forces that hamper our steady evolution
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Ellison, Harlan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Target audience
adult
Label
"Repent, (ebook)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11652996
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504038249
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11652996
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11652996
System control number
MWT11652996
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"Repent, (ebook)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11652996
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504038249
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11652996
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11652996
System control number
MWT11652996
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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