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The Dispossessed

Narrated by: Roddy Doyle, Tim Treloar
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One of the very best novels of all time - with a new introduction by Roddy Doyle  

'There was a wall. It did not look important - even a child could climb it. But the idea was real. Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on...'  

Shevek is brilliant scientist who is attempting to find a new theory of time - but there are those who are jealous of his work, and will do anything to block him. So he leaves his homeland, hoping to find a place of more liberty and tolerance. 

Initially feted, Shevek soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game. With powerful themes of freedom, society and the natural world's influence on competition and co-operation, The Dispossessed is a true classic of the 20th century.

©2019 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 20-11-2019

As relevent now as then

This book was written 2 years beforemi was born. It strikes me as utterlymrelevent to our times and our struggles....Ursula k let Guin weaves so much humanity into this book. She displays such a great understanding of what motivates us and what stops us from being our truest selves. It is a little dry at the begining but persevere it is worth it.

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  • 18-12-2019

The only book on anarchy you ever need to read!

From the viewpoint of the world post-revolution, this book is a revolution in itself. The characters and plot are not what's important here, it's a book to be studied