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The Resource High-rise, J.G. Ballard

High-rise, J.G. Ballard

Label
High-rise
Title
High-rise
Statement of responsibility
J.G. Ballard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle."--Provided by publisher
Summary
J. G. Ballard's compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos. 'Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.' Within the walls of an elegant forty-storey high-rise, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on 'enemy' floors, and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for mayhem. In this visionary novel, the veneer of civilised society is stripped away as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by intimidation and violence.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
008676
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ballard, J. G.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High-rise apartment buildings
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Dystopias
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Dystopias
  • High-rise apartment buildings
Target audience
adult
Label
High-rise, J.G. Ballard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1975
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn738350184
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780871404022
Lccn
2011046886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)738350184
Label
High-rise, J.G. Ballard
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1975
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn738350184
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780871404022
Lccn
2011046886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)738350184

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