When Arthur, a writer-turned-journalist, meets a mysterious and alluring woman, he is drawn into the world of the Fourth Dimensionists, a societal faction that uses political power to break down traditional values in the name of expedience. As Arthur's obsession with the woman grows, he yearns to capture her attention and her affections, only to learn that he has been brutally used and, as a result, has betrayed those who are closest to him.
One of three collaborations between authors Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford, The Inheritors uses science fiction to explore what is both gained and lost as societies evolve, and reflects both authors' experiences of the rapid social and political changes happening in England prior to the First World War.
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