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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date July 18, 2005
Pages 218
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819567499
ISBN-10 0819567493
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.06 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $34.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Climbing through the recesses of a mine, an English man falls into a deep chasm and finds himself suddenly trapped in a subterranean world inhabited by an ancient race of advanced beings. From Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth to Chris Marker's La Jetee, subterranean worlds have been a source of both fascination and fear for the literary imagination and The Coming Race is no exception. An evolutionary fantasy first published in 1871, the story draws upon ideas of Darwinism to describe a near future world characterized by female dominance, physical perfection, and vast technological progress. The novel was extremely popular in its time and is now considered a seminal science fiction text by contemporary scholars. This Wesleyan edition includes scholarly notes and an introduction that places the work in an intellectual and literary context, and describes the author's interest in the occult.

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