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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241349076
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

The Hopkins Manuscript




New to Penguin Classics, this is the funny and deeply moving story of the apocalypse - as seen from one small village in England

Self-important and more or less friendless, retired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he discovers that the moon is about to come crashing to the earth, with probably apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament - to his growing humanity and to how one English village prepared for the end of the world...

Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a classic work of science fiction, an elegy for a lost way of life, and a powerful warning from the past.

  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241349076
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for The Hopkins Manuscript

Spectacular, skilled and moving. It is supremely and alarmingly relevant

Fay Weldon

Intensely readable and touching

Sunday Telegraph

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