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The Last Man
     

The Last Man

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by Mary Shelley
 

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The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague.
The main characters Lionel. Lionel and his sister grew up with no support and because of it grew to be uncivilized. Lionel grew to hate the royal family and Perdita grew to enjoy her isolation

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The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague.
The main characters Lionel. Lionel and his sister grew up with no support and because of it grew to be uncivilized. Lionel grew to hate the royal family and Perdita grew to enjoy her isolation from society. When the king left the throne the monarchy came to an end and a republic is created. When the king dies the Countess attempts to raise their son, Adrian, to reclaim the throne, but Adrian opposes his mother and refuses to take the throne. Adrian moves to Cumberland where Lionel, who bears a grudge against Adrian and his family for the neglect that the Verney family, intends to terrorize and confront Adrian. He is mollified by Adrian's good nature and his explanation that he only recently discovered the letter. Lionel and Adrian become close friends, and Lionel becomes civilized and philosophical under Adrian's influence Then A plague starts read to find out more.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012605405
Publisher:
A.J. Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
390
File size:
475 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Shelley born 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer.

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The Last Man 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Long and at times overly detailed, a beautifully written tragedy.
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Paula Branthoover More than 1 year ago
unreadable due to typos