“There were some things that only time could cure. Evil men could be destroyed, but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End
Signed by the Author on a bookplate fixed to the front pastedown endpaper. First British printing. First state binding of blue cloth with spine lettered gilt. Pictorial dust jacket.
Initially, an idea within his short story Guardian Angel, Arthur C Clarke developed Childhood’s End into a harrowing tale of dystopia in the guise of utopia being controlled by oppressors in the form of benevolent leaders. William DuBois of the New York Times called the book “a first-rate tour de force that is well worth the attention of every thoughtful citizen in this age of anxiety.”