Facial Justice

Facial Justice

3.44 (129 ratings by Goodreads)
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192820575
  • 9780192820570

Review Text

This is a symbolic allegory which invites comparison with Orwell (or, on a more superficial level, it is science fiction). The world it projects is a convalescent civilization after atomic World War III. Envy is the besetting sin and equality the prime virtue. For the sinners, the Ministry of Facial Justice obviates envy via plastic surgery. In Jael's revolt and determination to defend her individuality the book is tender and touching. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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129 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 13% (17)
4 33% (43)
3 40% (52)
2 11% (14)
1 2% (3)
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