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Author: Louis-Sébastien Mercier
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] 1786.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : French : Nouv. édView all editions and formats
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Mercier's L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais (literally, "The Year 2440: A Dream If Ever There Was One") is a utopian novel set in the year 2440. An extremely popular work (it went through twenty-five editions after its first appearance in 1771), the work describes the adventures of an unnamed man, who, after engaging in a heated discussion with a philosopher friend about the injustices of Paris, falls asleep and  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis-Sébastien Mercier
OCLC Number: 9099012
Notes: Several publishers might be credited with the publication of this ed., but strongest evidence points to Changuion in Amsterdam. Cf. discussion in Wilkie, p. 64-69.
Description: 3 volumes frontispieces 19 cm
Other Titles: Homme de fer
Responsibility: Rêve s'il en fût jamais; suivi de l'Homme de fer, songe.

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Mercier's L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais (literally, "The Year 2440: A Dream If Ever There Was One") is a utopian novel set in the year 2440. An extremely popular work (it went through twenty-five editions after its first appearance in 1771), the work describes the adventures of an unnamed man, who, after engaging in a heated discussion with a philosopher friend about the injustices of Paris, falls asleep and finds himself in a Paris of the future.

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