A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (Oneworld Classics)

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (Oneworld Classics)

by JamesDeMille (Author)

Synopsis

Four sailors discover a copper cylinder containing a manuscript written by the adventurer Adam More, who was shipwrecked in the southern hemisphere. They read its contents out to one another, and the incredible story unfolds of his journey through a subterranean tunnel to a lost world which survives at the foot of a volcano. This strange utopian society, in which humans coexist with prehistoric animals, is the antithesis of Victorian England, as poverty is preferred to wealth and darkness to light. At once a timeless satire and a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre, A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is bound to enthral readers today and revive James De Mille's reputation as a writer ahead of his time.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Published: 25 Nov 2009

ISBN 10: 1847491316
ISBN 13: 9781847491312

Author Bio
The Canadian James De Mille (1833-80) was an academic and rhetorician who published many works of Victorian popular fiction. He is mostly known today for his novel A Strange Manuscript found in a Copper Cylinder which was serialized posthumously in Harper's Weekly in 1888.