Last Man

ISBN-10: 081956608X
ISBN-13: 9780819566089
Edition: 2002
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Description: Originally published in French in 1805, The Last Man is a powerful story of the demise of the human race. Drawing on the traditional account in Revelations, The Last Man was the first end-of-the-world story in future fiction. As the first secular  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 1/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572

Originally published in French in 1805, The Last Man is a powerful story of the demise of the human race. Drawing on the traditional account in Revelations, The Last Man was the first end-of-the-world story in future fiction. As the first secular apocalypse story, The Last Man served as the departure point for many other speculative fictions of this type throughout the 19th century, including works by Shelley, Flammarion and Wells. Grainville's masterful imagination is evident in the vast scale of the action as Omegarus, the Last Adam, and Syderia, the Last Eve, are led toward the moment when "the light of the sun and the stars is extinguished." This is essential reading for anyone interested in the roots of apocalyptic science fiction.

Preface
Introduction
Canto I
Canto II
Canto III
Canto IV
Canto V
Canto VI
Canto VII
Canto VIII
Canto IX
Canto X
Preface to the Second Edition of Le Dernier Homme (1811)
Notes
Bibliography

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