A Canticle for Leibowitz - In Extra Large Print
Virginia M. Woolf Foundation
Publication date: April 2012
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
This saga of a post-apocalyptic world has been popular with sci-fi fans since its publication in 1961. A select group of monks strives to preserve and protect the remnants of a disappearing society through centuries of humanity’s mistakes, trials and triumphs. Formatted with extra-large text, this edition is perfect for anyone who has trouble reading smaller text.
This is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel first published in 1960 that has never been out of print and gone through 25 reprints. It is considered one of the classics of science fiction. Appealing to mainstream and genre critics and readers alike, it won the 1961 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel. The story starts in a Roman Catholic monastery in the desert of the Southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war, then spans thousands of years as civilization rebuilds itself. The monks of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz take up the mission of preserving the surviving remnants of man's scientific knowledge until the day the outside world is again ready for it. Eventually, the organization seeks refuge and a mission in the stars. It’s themes of religion, recurrence, and church versus state have generated a significant body of scholarly research. This is an extra large print publication specifically formatted by the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation for people who have trouble reading ordinary size print. Access to each chapter is from a linked menu. You can print and reduce the size with the Adobe Reader. You will receive versions in 18 and 28 point type and an ASCII version. The 18 point version contains 623 pages; the 28 point version contains 1352 pages.
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