The Wanting Seed Setting & Symbolism

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London

London is where much of the novel's action takes place. In the future, Greater London has expanded hugely, until it takes in the seaside town of Brighton and many provinces in other directions.

Brighton

Brighton is the seaside town, now part of Greater London, which includes several important government buildings, the small flat of Tristram and Beatrice-Joanna, and a promenade beloved by the couple.

The Ministry of Infertility

The Ministry of Infertility is the government department in Brighton where Derek Foxe works. Its name later is changed to the Ministry of Fertility.

The Foxes' Flatlet

The Foxes' Flatlet is where Tristram lives with Beatrice-Joanna and where she entertains Derek for their trysts. A tiny place, its furniture and other accoutrements come out of the walls, ceiling, or floor at the touch of buttons.

The Spurgin Building

The Spurgin Building is a gigantic skyscraper in Brighton that contains...

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