History Literature / FarnhamsFreehold

7th Feb '16 10:01:22 AM eroock
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-->--''Hugh & Barbara Farnham & Family, Freeholders"''

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7th Feb '15 12:35:53 PM LBHills
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* AfterTheEnd: The novel begins with a nuclear apocalypse.
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* AfterTheEnd: The novel begins with a A nuclear apocalypse.
apocalypse provides BookEnds - via time travel.
* AuthorFilibusterAuthorFilibuster: Not subtle - even by Heinlein standards.
7th Feb '15 12:34:24 PM LBHills
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''Farnham's Freehold'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1964. Survivalist Hugh Farnham, his family, their servant Joe, and Barbara, a friend of Hugh's daughter, survive a nuclear attack only to find they have time-traveled to a distant future where Africans are the dominant social caste and Europeans are bred and raised as livestock.

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Written by Creator/RobertAHeinlein in the early sixties and published in 1964, ''Farnham's Freehold'' is a one of his most GenreBusting works.
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novel begins with a sequence of events inspired by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1964. Survivalist the Cuban missile crisis. The story is told from the point of view of Hugh Farnham, his family, their servant Joe, whose dysfunctional family is abruptly faced with nuclear Armageddon. Hugh's homemade fallout shelter provides them with temporary sanctuary... but one of the bombs dropped - a secret Soviet super-weapon - inexplicably sends the shelter and Barbara, its occupants ''somewhere else.''
They arrive on Earth, and in the same spot - but they cannot tell if this is AnotherDimension, the past, or the future. The climate has shifted and there is no sign of humanity at all. The 'second act' of the story is
a friend tale of basic survival, the slow disintegration of Hugh's daughter, survive family - including the death of his beloved daughter - and a nuclear attack only period of UnresolvedSexualTension between Hugh and his daughter's friend Barbara.
Then hovercraft appear, abducting the survivor/settlers and ushering in the third act - which is set in a racist dystopia dominated by people of African ancestry, in which whites are slaves kept tranquil by drugs [[spoiler: and, in some cases, butchered and eaten.]] The survivors become slaves of varying status... except for their former servant Joe, who as a black man is automatically entitled
to find 'free' status and parlays his experiences into high status. Hugh's wife and son become 'content' with their low rank, but Hugh and Barbara commit themselves to escape at any cost. When an unexpected ally offers them a risky method of returning to their own era, Hugh and Barbara leap at the chance. The book ends with the quote above, stating that they have time-traveled to a distant future where Africans are survived the dominant social caste apocalypse and Europeans are bred and raised as livestock.

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implying that they spend the rest of their lives trying to avert the BadFuture.
25th Sep '14 4:17:35 PM MAI742
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''Farnham's Freehold'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1964. Survivalist Hugh Farnham, his family, their servant Joe, and Barbara, a friend of Hugh's daughter, survive a nuclear attack only to find they have time-traveled to a distant future where black people are the dominant social caste and Caucasians are bred and raised as livestock.

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''Farnham's Freehold'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1964. Survivalist Hugh Farnham, his family, their servant Joe, and Barbara, a friend of Hugh's daughter, survive a nuclear attack only to find they have time-traveled to a distant future where black people Africans are the dominant social caste and Caucasians Europeans are bred and raised as livestock.
10th Apr '14 12:21:07 PM LongLiveHumour
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18th Sep '13 1:00:15 PM DavidDelony
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* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler: Farnham's daughter.]]
6th May '13 11:02:53 PM Sheora
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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTableStrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler:Hugh Farnham and his son, Duke]] are strapped to an operating table where [[spoiler:they're about to castrate both of them]] until Ponce decides not to have them do this. Later, [[spoiler: hey actually end up doing this to Duke]].
6th May '13 11:02:07 PM Sheora
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* PersecutionFlip

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* PersecutionFlipPersecutionFlip: The members of a white family are the slaves of cannibalistic black masters.
6th May '13 11:01:10 PM Sheora
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* PeopleFarms

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* PeopleFarmsPeopleFarms: In the post apocalyptic society, lower castes of people are often used for food.
6th May '13 11:00:15 PM Sheora
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* ParentalIncest

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* ParentalIncestParentalIncest: Farnham's daughter mentions to him that, of the three men she's been stranded with, he's the one she'd prefer to father her child (if she weren't already pregnant just now). Her dad is completely undisturbed and in fact flattered by this.
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