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The Old Men at the Zoo


Set in a near future (the novel was first published in 1961 and is set in the period 1970-73), this is Angus Wilson's most allegorical novel, about a doomed attempt to set up a reserve for wild animals. Simon Carter, secretary of the London Zoo, has accepted responsibility and power to the prejudice of his gifts as a naturalist. But power is more than just the complicated game played by the old men at the zoo in the satirical first half of this novel: it lies very near to violence, and in the second half real life ...

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The Old Men at the Zoo
2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571248483


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The Old Men at the Zoo
2003, House of Stratus, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842324455

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The Old Men at the Zoo
1992, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140020793

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The Old Men at the Zoo
1991, Academy Chicago Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780586049020

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Old Men at the Zoo
1961, Viking Books

ISBN-13: 9780670523023


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