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The Last Man
by Jean-Baptiste Francois Xavier Cousin De Grainville and I. F. Clarke and M. Clarke and M. Clarke


Overview - Originally published in French in 1805, The Last Man is a powerful story of the demise of the human race. Drawing on the traditional account in Revelations, The Last Man was the first end-of-the-world story in future fiction. As the first secular apocalypse story, The Last Man served as the departure point for many other speculative fictions of this type throughout the 19th century, including works by Shelley, Flammarion and Wells.  Read more...

 
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More About The Last Man by Jean-Baptiste Francois Xavier Cousin De Grainville; I. F. Clarke; M. Clarke; M. Clarke
 
 
 
Overview
Originally published in French in 1805, The Last Man is a powerful story of the demise of the human race. Drawing on the traditional account in Revelations, The Last Man was the first end-of-the-world story in future fiction. As the first secular apocalypse story, The Last Man served as the departure point for many other speculative fictions of this type throughout the 19th century, including works by Shelley, Flammarion and Wells. Grainville's masterful imagination is evident in the vast scale of the action as Omegarus, the Last Adam, and Syderia, the Last Eve, are led toward the moment when "the light of the sun and the stars is extinguished." This is essential reading for anyone interested in the roots of apocalyptic science fiction.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780819566089
  • ISBN-10: 081956608X
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2003
  • Page Count: 157
  • Dimensions: 8.62 x 5.78 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds

Series: Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction Series

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