Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse

Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse

by L. Timmel-Duchamp (Editor)




Ever wonder who that frequent addressee of Anglophone Nineteenth century narrators, "Dear Reader," really was? About Nancy Drew's mother? Or what the true story on which Edgar Allan Poe based his melodramatic "Fall of the House of Usher" was? Perhaps it never occurred to you to wonder if there might be a relationship between H.G. Wells' Dr. Moreau and Joseph Conrad's Col. Kurtz, or why the popularity of fairy attendance waned in the eighteenth century. Missing Links and Secret Histories elucidates these and other mysteries (some admittedly rather obscure). It even includes excerpts from lost or suppressed manuscripts scholars have not suspected existed, such as "The V Manuscript" written by the Marquis de Sade in 1783 while imprisoned in the Chateau de Vincennes, detailing an interview between the Marquis and a prisoner in the next cell calling himself "de Hurlevent," but whom the Gimmerton Theory claims was really Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights fame. These-and more!-delights await the reader of Missing Links and Secret Histories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619760394
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
Publication date: 07/28/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Caveat Lector; Or How I Ransacked Wikipedias across the Multiverse Solely to Amuse and Edify Readers v

Mystery of the Missing Mothers Kristin King 1

The Five Petals of Thought Nisi Shawl 16

Thaddeus P. Reeder Jeremy Sim 28

The Gimmerton Theory Nick Tramdack 36

Madeline Usher Usher Alisa Alering 50

Maisie and Amomma Mark Rich 66

The Kurtz-Moreau Syndicate John J. Coyne 78

Dejah Thoris Mark Rich 96

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Anna Tambour 108

Gerayis (or Gedayis) Alex Dally MacFarlane 116

The Galadriel Apocrypha Kristin King 124

The Godmother Mari Ness 134

Marmalette Mari Ness 142

Palatina Mari Ness 150

The Blacksmith Catherine Krahe 158

Peter Rabbit Jenni Moody 164

Secrets of Flatland Anne Toole 172

Sanyo TM-300 Home-Use Time Machine Jeremy Sim 178

Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett L. Timmel Duchamp 184

God Anna Tambour 202

La Cucaracha Rules Lucy Sussex 214

Biographies 220

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