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Paris in the twentieth century

Author: Jules Verne; Richard Howard
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A futuristic novel, written in the 1860s, describing the Paris of the 1960s, a city of cars, computers, even fax machines. The rulers are corporations, technology is god and people are expected to accept material profit as the reason for living. The novel was rejected by the publisher of the day as unrealistic.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.
Paris in the twentieth century.
New York : Random House, ©1996
(DLC) 95031750
(OCoLC)32854161
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Verne; Richard Howard
OCLC Number: 606108086
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 222 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ch. I. The Academic Credit Union --
Ch. II. A Panorama of the Streets of Paris --
Ch. III. An Eminently Practical Family --
Ch. IV. Concerning Some Nineteenth-Century Authors, and the Difficulty of Obtaining Them --
Ch. V. Which Treats of Calculating Machines and Self-protecting Safes --
Ch. VI. In Which Quinsonnas Appears on the Ledger's Summit --
Ch. VII. Three Drones --
Ch. VIII. Which Concerns Music, Ancient and Modern, and the Practical Utilization of Certain Instruments --
Ch. IX. A Visit to Uncle Huguenin --
Ch. X. Grand Review of French Authors Conducted by Uncle Huguenin, Sunday, April 15, 1961 --
Ch. XI. A Stroll to the Port de Grenelle --
Ch. XII. Quinsonnas's Opinions on Women --
Ch. XIII. Concerning the Ease with Which an Artist Can Starve to Death in the Twentieth Century --
Ch. XIV. Le Grand Entrepot Dramatique --
Ch. XV. Poverty --
Ch. XVI. The Demon of Electricity --
Ch. XVII. Et in Pulverem Reverteris.
Other Titles: Paris au XXe siècle.
Responsibility: Jules Verne ; translated by Richard Howard ; introduction by Eugen Weber.

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A futuristic novel, written in the 1860s, describing the Paris of the 1960s, a city of cars, computers, even fax machines. The rulers are corporations, technology is god and people are expected to accept material profit as the reason for living. The novel was rejected by the publisher of the day as unrealistic.

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