This perfect day
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New York : Pegasus Books, 2010.
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Book
Edition:
1st Pegasus Bks. trade pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
317 pages ; 21 cm.
Rating:
Adult
Status:
Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
F Lev
Description
Considered one of the great dystopian novels--alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World--Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication.The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family." The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will--men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night.With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin`s most haunting novels.
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Originally published: New York : Random House, 1970.
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In a future society ruled by computers, Chip rebels and fights for freedom from a mechanized, chemically controlled world which stifles nature and human individuality.
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Adult,Follett School Solutions.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Levin, I. (2010). This perfect day. 1st Pegasus Bks. trade pbk. ed. New York: Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Levin, Ira. 2010. This Perfect Day. New York: Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Levin, Ira, This Perfect Day. New York: Pegasus Books, 2010.

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Levin, Ira. This Perfect Day. 1st Pegasus Bks. trade pbk. ed. New York: Pegasus Books, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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