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Future perfect : American science fiction of the nineteenth century

Author: H Bruce Franklin; Ursula Suess
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Work of serious scholarship that contains both fiction and criticism.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Gothic fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Future perfect; American science fiction of the nineteenth century.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1966
(OCoLC)590470526
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Fitz James O'Brien; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Mark Twain; Herman Melville; Ambrose Bierce; Edward Bellamy; Edward Bellamy; Ambrose Bierce; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Herman Melville; Fitz James O'Brien; Edgar Allan Poe; Mark Twain
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Bruce Franklin; Ursula Suess
OCLC Number: 711889
Notes: Short stories.
Jacket design by Ursula Suess.
Description: xiii, 402 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: [Part 1.] Hawthorne and Poe: Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne and science fiction ; The birthmark ; The artist of the beautiful ; Rappaccini's daughter --
Poe. Edgar Allan Poe and science fiction ; A tale of the Ragged Mountains ; The facts in the Case of M. Valdemar ; Mellonta Tauta --
[Part 2.] Explorations: Automata. Herman Melville and science fiction ; The bell-tower ; Man as machine ; Dr. Materialismus --
Marvelous inventions. The atoms of Chladni --
Medicine men. Was he dead? --
Into the psyche. Thomas Wentworth Higginson and his dreamer ; The monarch of dreams ; Ambrose Bierce and science fiction ; A psychological shipwreck --
Edward Bellamy and science fiction ; To whom this may come --
Space travel. The blindman's world ; Fitz-James O'Brien and science fiction ; The diamond lens ; Dimensional speculation as science fiction ; Four-dimensional space ; Mysterious disappearances ; From "Four-dimensional space" --
Time travel. Beyond the past ; Christmas 200,000 B.C. ; Mark Twain and science fiction ; From the "London Times" of 1904 ; Perfect future ; In the year ten thousand ; The present perfect.
Responsibility: H. Bruce Franklin.

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