Facial Justice (Summary) ☆ L.P. Hartley

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And ashes Individualism is stamped out Privilege which might arouse envy is energetically discouraged Thus it is no surprise to find Jael 97 reporting to the Ministry of Facial Justice Being facially overprivileged her good looks hav. Written in the 1950s and set in a dystopian future this was an interesting read a world apart from L P Hartley s famous work The Go Between I particularly enjoyed the location Cambridge and the Fens and the development of the main character Jael as she grows in confidence and takes matters into her own hands Hartley deals with several issues that still apply to our 21st century world not least of which egalitarianism leading to the dumbing down of culture the power of fashion and the control of women by men This is a great book for book clubs it will definitely stimulate discussion I recommend reading the Penguin Modern Classics edition for the introduction which provides fascinating insights into the author what a ghastly man and the novel

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E been the cause of discontent among other women and she has considered having a beta second grade face fitted But this affront to her ego stirs her rebellious spirit and she begins the struggle to reassert the rights of the individua. Every time there is something newNot to be taken at face valuehehe XD

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The dystopian society that emerges after World War Three is based on a collective sense of guilt Citizens of this new world officially labelled 'delinuents' by their Dictator are named after murderers and are obliged to wear sackcloth. This is the most forthright examination of envy referred to in the book as Bad E or Bad Egg Euality is Good E in all of English literature It takes place in a future inspired if that is the word by the positive mania for euality of Britain s Labor Government in the 1950s Envy in Hartley s dystopia is managed not by punishing the envious but by eliminating anything that might cause envy It is his profound insight to make causing envy not envy itself the crime The novel s title refers to the Facial Eualization Center where women usually volunteer but are sometimes sent to be outfitted with identical inexpressive Beta faces neither too pretty nor too plain Men and this is another great insight of Hartley s are allowed to keep their own The Dictator is known only by voice addresses his subjects as patients and delinuents and keeps order by means of a caste of Inspectors to whom the laws do not seem to apply The plot concerns the efforts of one woman Jael 97 to overthrow the regime There is enough of it to carry the book along but its exceptional merit consists in the social commentary perhaps even pertinent today than in 1960 when the book was published


10 thoughts on “Facial Justice

  1. says:

    An interesting dystopian novel based around an idea of everybody being eual nobody looking above their station and attempting to eradicate envy or Bad E Parts of the eradication is by formalising standards of peoples faces m

  2. says:

    As a New Year treat I spent yesterday evening and NYE evening reading again It is still frighteningly prevalent and I hope as the novel ends the West becomes a logical and less emotionally pathetic placeIt's a rea

  3. says:

    This is the most forthright examination of envy referred to in the book as Bad E or Bad Egg Euality is Good E in all of English literature It takes place in a future inspired if that is the word by the positive mania for euality of Britain's Labor Government in the 1950s Envy in Hartley's dystopia is managed not by punishing the envious but

  4. says:

    This work has been viewed as being a part of three deviating genres a spoof a representational fable or simply an attempt at constructing a science fictionThe narrative moves around an England recuperating from the desecration of a third World War Nuclear bombs have been dropped and survivors are returning from caves and hideaways to reconstruct a brand new and rehabilitated societal array In this proverbial Elysium res

  5. says:

    Written in the 1950s and set in a dystopian future this was an interesting read a world apart from L P Hartley's famous work The Go Between I particularly enjoyed the location Cambridge and the Fens and the development of the main character Jael as she grows in confidence and takes matters into her own hands Hartley deals with several issues

  6. says:

    This dystopian novel by LP Hartley is surprising and maintains relevance for today's world for instance the growth of social media has led to some people aiming at the same particular look My favourite section of the story was the trip to Ely; this was a highlight and had a suggestion of pagan responses to the surviving Christian symbol I felt that the story and characters needed filling out though the character of Jael

  7. says:

    Every time there is something newNot to be taken at face valuehehe XD

  8. says:

    I recently bought a copy of this off a Cambridge street vendor and only partially because the title sounds a bit skeezyThe story is about Jael

  9. says:

    A semi interesting but plodding and sometimes confusing dystopian novel about conformity imposed upon society by a mysterious dictator after the near extinction of the human race after World War III Making it into a short story would have been sufficient and would have made it interesting and palatable by getting rid of t

  10. says:

    Time has not served this novel well It is of an essay on the period it was written than a true post apocalptic novel and it reads poorly Interesting insights are built up and then flounder or are put aside for no particular reason T