The Camp of the Saints

Jean Raspail
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The Camp of the Saints - Jean Raspail

Translated by Norman Shapiro. The original novel was published in 1973.

By the year 2000 there will on present projections be seven billion people swarming on the surface of the Earth. And only nine hundred million of them will be white. What will happen when the teeming billions of the so-called Third World - driven by unbearable hunger and despair, the inevitable consequences of insensate over-population - descend locust-like on the lush lands of the complacent white nations?

Jean Raspail has the rare imagination and courage necessary to face this terrifying question head-on. Readers of whatever color and political persuasion will find in The Camp of the Saints (already a bestseller in France & America) a hypnotically readable novel of compelling power that will disturb, provoke and horrify them by turns. And so powerful is its impact that once you have read it you will need brain surgery to forget it.

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Release date: 1975
Genres: science fictiondystopia
Tags: translation
Original title: Le Camp des Saints
Updated: March 21, 2020