The Coming Race [NOOK Book]

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From Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth to Rudy Rucker's The Hollow Earth, 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 seminal science ...
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The Coming Race

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Overview

From Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth to Rudy Rucker's The Hollow Earth, 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 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 Bulwer-Lytton's interest in the occult.
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton's seminal 1871 SF novel, The Coming Race, edited with an introduction by British scholar David Seed, recounts the adventures of an Englishman in an underground world inhabited by a race of advanced beings. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783655018880
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 391 KB

Meet the Author

Author of over 100 other works, SIR EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON was a prolific writer and remains, even today, a well-recognized figure in 19th century British literature. DAVID SEED is a prominent British scholar of early science fiction. He holds a personal chair in American Literature at the University of Liverpool and is the author of American Science Fiction and the Cold War.
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Table of Contents

Note on the Text Acknowledgments Introduction The Coming Race Appendix: Bulwer-Lytton's First Underworld Notes Bibliography Edward Bulwer-Lytton: A Biography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Not bad. But not extraordinary. Don't pay more than one dollar!

    This was an ok book. Cannot imagine why
    Nazis believed it was real and made the
    Vril society. Could have been an incredible tale. But wound up dry and lacking something. Glad it was short, as
    I dislike not finishing a book. Don't pay for this

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