The Doom of the Great City


In The Doom of the Great City (1880), William DeLisle Hay depicts London suffocating under a cloud of pollution. The late 19th century saw a number of novels in which natural or supernatural disasters transform the world. Some of these works were a reaction to the oppressive industrial pollution that seemed likely to make major cities uninhabitable.

Full title:
The Doom of the Great City; being the narrative of a survivor, written A.D. 1942
estimated 1880, London
Book / Illustration / Image
William Delisle Hay
Held by:
British Library

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