Author: Jean Raspail
Originally published in France in 1973 and in English translation in 1975 by the distinguished American publisher Charles Scribner’s Sons, The Camp of the Saints has been described as the 1984 of the late twentieth century. The Social Contract Press is honored to be able to offer a reprint of this gripping novel, which envisions the overrunning of European civilization by burgeoning Third World populations.
This new (6th) edition includes an interview with the author, Jean Raspail’s comments to the French newspaper Le Figaro near the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication, a collection of reviews of the book at the time it was first released in the United States, and two additional supplements: Lee Mare’s introduction and his translation of Raspail’s foreword to the 2011 French edition, titled Big Other. ISBN 9781881780380. Softcover, 384 pages.
This book was recently recommended by Carnes Lord, Ph.D., Professor, Naval and Military Strategy, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His review appeared in the 2018 Claremont Review of Books Christmas Reading List. “It is probably time to take a breather from American politics, but I will mention one older book that has startling contemporary relevance: Jean Raspail’s novel Camp of the Saints, originally published in French in 1973. This apocalyptic vision of a flotilla of tramp steamers disgorging tens of thousands of destitute Third Worlders on the beaches of the Riviera says all there is to say about the misplaced humanitarianism of western democracies, and provides a most sobering commentary on the attitude of many Americans to the ‘caravans’ currently targeting our southern border. Be warned: it isn’t a pleasant read.”