Before Adam

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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between early humans and protohumans." "Jack London paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors ...
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Overview

A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between early humans and protohumans." "Jack London paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors thought about themselves and their world.
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Library Journal
London is far from the Yukon in this story, which was first serialized in 1906. In a way, it's London's take on the jungle man theme made popular first by Kipling's The Jungle Books and Burroughs's Tarzan. The story follows a California man who experiences visions of a prehistoric society led by Big-Tooth, who actually is the protagonist. This edition contains a map of Big-Tooth's world as well as numerous illustrations. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Times Literary Supplement
"Students of early science fiction will welcome the University of Nebraska Press's series Bison Frontiers of Imagination."—Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781286192382
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/2012
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack London (1876-1916) is the author of such classics as Fantastic Tales (also available in a Bison Frontiers of Imagination edition), Call of the Wild, and White Fang. Dennis L. McKiernan is an acclaimed fantasy author whose popular novels of Mithgar include the Hèl’s Crucible duology and Silver Wolf, Black Falcon. Loren Eiseley’s works include All the Strange Hours, The Night Country, The Invisible Pyramid, and The Firmament of Time, all available in Bison Books editions.
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Table of Contents

Before Adam 1
Notes 121
Biographical note 123
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    London Departure

    An interesting take on evolution, written during a time when the concept was taking center stage. Enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Decent

    Decent enough of a copy to read, less spelling errors than most copies. Story-wise, it's interesting enough. I was pleased with the writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Interesting yet sad

    This book gives you a lot to think about. Good writing, but a bit abusive to the reader by battering around the protaginist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    Enjoyable

    Well put together, this copy has fewer errors than many scanned copies so was pretty easy to read. The story itself was well thought-out and a satisfying read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    A very meaningful little book

    Yes, I am a big Jack London fan. And this little book with it hidden metaphors, is typical of the genius of Mr. London. Although not meant to be so scientifically accurate, the meanings are presented in a brilliant manner. So for you Jack London fans or otherwise, enjoy the read.

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