The Fixed Period

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

This book is set in 1980 in the Republic of Britannula, which is a fictional island near New Zealand. It deals with euthanasia as a radical solution to the problem of the aged. The novel is in the form of a personal account written by the President of Britannula about the island's recent history. It has often been said that when the book came out Trollope had reached the age of 67. Interesting is the fact that this is the exact age at which all Britannulans are required by law to retire from their worldly affairs and begin a year of preparation for death. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Dennis Lane Pretoria
00:29:34
Play 02 Gabriel Crasweller Dennis Lane Pretoria
00:28:19
Play 03 The First Break-down Jacki Horn
00:24:55
Play 04 Jack Neverbend A. J. Carroll
00:32:21
Play 05 The Cricket-match shihping
00:51:13
Play 06 The College shihping
00:36:20
Play 07 Columbus And Galileo shihping
00:36:02
Play 08 The John Bright Allie Cingi
00:41:27
Play 09 The New Governor thecheops
00:36:32
Play 10 The Town-hall shihping
00:35:11
Play 11 Farewell shihping
00:41:44
Play 12 Our Voyage To England shihping
00:37:33