A Crystal Age

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Romances of the future, however fantastic they may be, have for most of us a perennial if mild interest, since they are born of a very common feeling-a sense of dissatisfaction with the existing order of things, combined with a vague faith in or hope of a better one to come. The picture put before us is false; we knew it would be false before looking at it, since we cannot imagine what is unknown any more than we can build without materials. Our mental atmosphere surrounds and shuts us in like our own skins; no ...
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Romances of the future, however fantastic they may be, have for most of us a perennial if mild interest, since they are born of a very common feeling-a sense of dissatisfaction with the existing order of things, combined with a vague faith in or hope of a better one to come. The picture put before us is false; we knew it would be false before looking at it, since we cannot imagine what is unknown any more than we can build without materials. Our mental atmosphere surrounds and shuts us in like our own skins; no one can boast that he has broken out of that prison. The vast, unbounded prospect lies before us, but, as the poet mournfully adds, "clouds and darkness rest upon it." Nevertheless we cannot suppress all curiosity, or help asking one another, What is your dream-your ideal? What is your News from Nowhere, or, rather, what is the result of the little shake your hand has given to the old pasteboard toy with a dozen bits of colored glass for contents? And, most important of all, can you present it in a narrative or romance which will enable me to pass an idle hour not disagreeably? How, for instance, does it compare in this respect with other prophetic books on the shelf?
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  • ISBN-13: 9781490428666
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    excellent book

    Much better than I expected, and makes you question what's important.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Is this a kid book

    I was tring to figure out because i have to read a fantasy fiction ????????

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    D

    Do not pay for this. There are free versions available. This story was written in the early 1900s and is a little dated., but still worth a look.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Wtf

    This book is horrible the man who wrote this is a complete fool no man would ever respond this way in this situation a complete disaster of a story

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Awesome!!!

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    Just rating it. anyways. this book is old you don't need to call

    Just rating it. anyways. this book is old you don't need to call him a fool BOOKS TAKE A LONG TIME OF WORK. sorry but its true so leave him alone.
    I am trying to make books and they are very hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    What

    Does not tell about book

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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