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The Iron Heel, first published in 1908, is set in the future. A manuscript by Avis Everhard, a revolutionist, has been found, dating back to the early part of the twentieth century. The manuscript is analyzed by scholar Anthony Meredith, who lives in 2060. The novel/manuscript follows the rise of the Iron Heel, the Oligarchy which crushed a revolution by the workers. There are footnotes by 'Meredith', who comments upon 'Everhards' words, sometimes quite extensively. One of the first, if not the first Dystopian novels, paving the way for the likes of George Orwell's 1984.
This book has 150 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1908.
Production notes: This ebook of The Iron Heel was published by Global Grey in 2018 and updated on the 8th June 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Vanquished' by Emily Carr.
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