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Read online The Last Man.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Last Man A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague i The Last Man i is Mary Shelley s most important novel after Frankenstein With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The Last Man
Title:The Last Man
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ISBN:0192838652
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Number of Pages:479
Category:classics, fiction, science-fiction, post-apocalyptic, horror
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JULY This is a memorable anniversary for me on it I complete my three hundred and twenty third year br br The Wandering Jew certainly not More than eighteen centuries have passed over his head In comparison with him I am a very young Immortal br Am I then immortal This is a question which I have asked myself by day and night for now three hundred and three years and yet cannot answer it br br I detected a gray hair amidst my brown locks this very day that surely signifies decay Yet it may have remained concealed there for three hundred years for some persons have become entirely white headed before twenty years of age br br I will tell my story and my reader shall judge for me I will tell my story and so contrive to pass some few hours of a long eternity become so wearisome to me For ever Can it be to live for ever, This vibrant collection contains all five of Mary Shelley s supernatural stories and sheds much needed light on an author often credited with writing the first science fiction novel Here you will find the secrets of eternal youth souls that exchange bodies and ancient Englishmen and Romans newly thawed out of ice In addition to several stories by Mary Shelley this volume also features a brand new story by renowned science fiction author Michael Bishop which serves as a narrative introduction for this collection br br Mary Shelley s considerable reputation rests squarely on the shoulders of her one great novel i Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus i published anonymously in and revised under her own byline in Her powerful tale of blasphemous creation is perhaps more familiar to modern readers through its many film adaptations as it is from the book itself br br From Boris Karloff s electrifying performance as Frankenstein to Kenneth Branaugh s latest directorial rendering the story has received numerous interpretations which have renewed interest in the book time and time again However Shelley s other works have not fared as well as i Frankenstein i She wrote just a handful of novels of which only i The Last Man i has remained sporadically in print A precursor to such disaster novels as George R Stewart s i Earth Abides i and Richard Jeffries i After London i i The Last Man i follows its protagonist Lionel Verney through a distant future world which has been depopulated by plague br br The shorter works of Mary Shelley have remained difficult to find During her lifetime she published just over two dozen stories only three of which were of interest to readers of science fiction and fantasy In addition to these three supernaturally themed stories two additional stories were published after Shelley s death Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman was printed in a volume of reminisces by a magazine editor who had commissioned the story thirty years earlier Valerius The Reanimated Roman a story in a similar vein to Roger Dodsworth remained unpublished until when both stories were discovered by Charles E Robinson a Shelley scholar and professor of English at the University of Delaware br br Contents br br The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman Introduction by Michael Bishop br The Mortal Immortal A Tale br Transformation br Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman br The Dream br Valerius The Reanimated Roman br br, Mary Shelley s Matilda suppressed for over a century tells the story of a woman alienated from society by the incestuous passion of her father, Conceived as part of a literary game among friends in Mary Shelley s i Frankenstein i is today regarded as a classic piece of th century literature The story begins with the journey of an adventurer Robert Walton who saves the life of a man at the North Pole That man Victor Frankenstein tells Walton about his experiments with the creation of life and how he ended up at the North Pole Through this simple plot device Shelley was able to deal with serious real world issues like acceptance tolerance and understanding as well as the universal human need for companionship and love The novel of course inspired a host of films from the classic starring Boris Karloff to i Andy Warhol s Frankenstein i and more recently a series of novels by Dean Koontz This version though slightly abridged retains much of the original dialogue and remains true to Shelley s brilliant vision