History Literature / FarnhamsFreehold

15th Feb '18 8:56:47 PM ThatGuyYouKnowThatGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[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]].

to:

* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[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 they actually end up doing this to Duke]].
6th Nov '17 11:18:20 PM zachaquack1987
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BrickJoke: At the beginning of the story, Hugh mentions a "bald-headed old coot" who appeared gaping at the front door before running away. [[spoiler: Later (while caught in a time loop) he realizes HE was the old coot.

to:

* BrickJoke: At the beginning of the story, Hugh mentions a "bald-headed old coot" who appeared gaping at the front door before running away. [[spoiler: Later (while caught in a time loop) he realizes HE was the old coot.]]
6th Nov '17 11:17:19 PM zachaquack1987
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BrickJoke: At the beginning of the story, Hugh mentions a "bald-headed old coot" who appeared gaping at the front door before running away. [[spoiler: Later (while caught in a time loop) he realizes HE was the old coot.
30th Oct '17 6:39:22 PM zachaquack1987
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheAlcoholic: Hugh's wife, Grace. If she can't drink, she'll pop pills. If she can't find the pills, she makes everyone else miserable.
7th Feb '16 10:01:22 AM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--''Hugh & Barbara Farnham & Family, Freeholders"''

to:

-->--''Hugh -->-- ''Hugh & Barbara Farnham & Family, Freeholders"''
7th Feb '15 12:35:53 PM LBHills
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AfterTheEnd: The novel begins with a nuclear apocalypse.
* AuthorFilibuster

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''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.

Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription

to:

Written by Creator/RobertAHeinlein in the early sixties and published in 1964, ''Farnham's Freehold'' is a one of his most GenreBusting works.
The
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.

Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription
implying that they spend the rest of their lives trying to avert the BadFuture.
25th Sep '14 4:17:35 PM MAI742
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''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.

to:

''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


NeedsABetterDescription

to:

NeedsABetterDescription
Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription
18th Sep '13 1:00:15 PM DavidDelony
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler: Farnham's daughter.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 36. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.FarnhamsFreehold