Vril, The Power of the Coming Race

Vril, The Power of the Coming Race

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by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton
     
 

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed," "pursuit of the almighty…  See more details below

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed," "pursuit of the almighty dollar,” "the pen is mightier than the sword," and the famous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night." Bulwer-Lytton's literary career began in 1820 - with the publication of a book of poems - and spanned much of the nineteenth century. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. He financed his extravagant life with a varied and prolific literary output, sometimes publishing anonymously Against his wishes, Bulwer-Lytton was honoured with a burial in Westminster Abbey, and his unfinished history Athens: Its Rise and Fall was published posthumously.

Vril is a substance described in Bulwer-Lytton's 1871 novel The Coming Race, which was later reprinted as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race. The novel is an early example of science fiction. However, many early readers believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" was accurate, to the extent that some theosophists accepted the book as truth. Furthermore, since 1960 there has been a conspiracy theory about a secret Vril Society.

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ISBN-13:
2940013132832
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
08/12/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
139 KB

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