The Fixed Period tells of a moral and political dilemma on the imaginary Pacific island of Britannula in the second half of the twentieth century. The President of the island, Mr. Neverbend, is attempting to bring in legislation which will reduce the numbers of old and sick by enforcing compulsory euthanasia on those of sixty-seven years of age. Mr. Neverbend's friend Gabriel Crasweller is the first on the list of those to die and, having never suffered so much as a headache, begins to regret his support and enthusiasm for the scheme. Although the people of Britannula are in revolt, rescue, if it is to come, must be swift and allow no loss of face.
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Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 - 6 December 1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he had regained the esteem of critics by the mid-20th century.
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