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Titre : ARMAGEDDON .
Éditeur : Gregg Press, Boston
Date d'édition : 1976
Reliure : Hardcover
Octavo, frontispiece (map of Nicaragua), cloth. Later edition. Text offset from that of the 1898 Rand, McNally edition. New introduction by Richard Gid Powers. Future war novel depicting an Anglo-American victory over the rest of Europe in a highly destructive war caused by European imperialism. "An Anglo-American alliance is established to rule the world until the 'lesser breeds' are capable of ruling themselves. This provides one of the most jingoistic statements of Anglo-Saxon supremacy during the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-168. "Oddly enough, Waterloo has only adapted, with the most overblown language and development, a dime novel of the Frank Reade, Jr. type, to a more adult novel, comic Irishman and all. Almost unreadable." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2307. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-158. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 265-67. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 787. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 199. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 223. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 205. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 117. Bleiler (1978), p. 203. Reginald 14902. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#144422). N° de réf. du libraire 144422
Synopsis : This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xiii. the christening. I have had a moderately well rounded out experience among what constitutes the rest of humanity; I ought to possess some degree of judgment regarding the comparative good or bad fortune of a human being at any particular time, and my estimate I hold correct when I say that I never passed a happier late spring and early summer than I did with Appleton in that crazy old building a few miles from the suburbs of Chicago, even at this time when we were working so feverishly to an end. We didn't sleep very well; there wasn't any bath and I was uncomfortable and expressed my opinions volubly in the morning. We had water enough, though, and towels enough and so I could slap and scrub myself at sunrise and feel as if I were something like a remote acquaintance of a gentleman for the rest of the day. After our early breakfast we would sit together and scheme, and in our scheming developed the venture of which I am telling, but the hard planning and work exhausted us, exhausted even Appleton. We worked each day until the cheap clock beside us said that it was after ten o'clock in the morning--I believe that we did most of our real thinking work before ten o'clock for we were both convinced that men think most cleanly and clearly in the morning--but at night we were experimenting in our air-machine until late, and that was good work too. It's odd how little things blend with big things. A bluebird had a nest in an old oak stump, possibly twenty rods from the building in which we were working. There's hardly any bird that I love more than the bluebird. There is such a joyousness about the little fellow, and he comes here so early in the spring when there is sometimes ice on the very grass spear he carries in the making of his nest, and there is...
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