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The fire in the stone : prehistoric fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel

Author: Nicholas Ruddick
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2009.
Series: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the history and evolution of the prehistoric fiction, this comprehensive study shows how prehistoric fiction can offer insights into the possible origins of human nature, sexuality, racial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Ruddick
ISBN: 9780819569004 0819569003
OCLC Number: 236349874
Description: xvi, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Generic evolution. From Boitard's Paris before man to London's Before Adam ; From Rosny's First artist to del Rey's last neanderthal ; From Fisher's "Testament of man" to Auel's "Earth's children" --
Thematic evolution. Nature and human nature ; Sex and gender ; Race or the human race ; A cultural triad : language, religion, art.
Series Title: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Responsibility: Nicholas Ruddick.

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"There is no other book that connects studies of evolution to mainstream fiction so thoroughly and thoughtfully." DAVID SEED, professor of American literature, Liverpool University"

 
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