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The last man

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Anne McWhir
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©1996.
Series: Broadview literary texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.--From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Apocalyptic fiction
Fiction
Apocalyptic fantasies
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Anne McWhir
ISBN: 1551110768 9781551110769
OCLC Number: 35931300
Description: xliii, 425 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text --
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: a brief chronology --
The last man --
Map of Lionel Verney's world --
Appendix A. Some contemporaries of the Last Man --
Appendix B. The sibyl's cave --
Appendix C. Versions of plague --
Appendix D. "The web of the mind" --
Appendix E. Mary Shelley's poems --
Appendix F. Contemporary comments on and reviews of The Last Man --
Appendix G. Postscript --
Works cited/Recommended reading.
Series Title: Broadview literary texts.
Responsibility: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ; edited with an introduction by Anne McWhir.

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