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E P MITCHELL H G WELLS Annotated

Author : Edward Page Mitchell
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Volume 3 in the Series "TIME TRAVEL IN LITERATURE". - Seven short stories (1874 to 1881) by Edward Page Mitchell: The Tachypomp / The Soul Spectroscope / The Man Without a Body / The Ablest Man in The World / The Senator's Daughter / The Crystal Man / The Clock That Went Backward. --The Chronic Argonauts (1888) & The Time Machine (1895) by H. G. Wells. - Annotation: "From Newton to Einstein" (Extract) by Benjamin Harrow. Edward Page Mitchell (1852-1927) was an American editorial and short story writer for The Sun, a daily newspaper in New York City. He became that newspaper's editor in 1897, succeeding Charles Anderson Dana. Mitchell was recognized as a major figure in the early development of the science fiction genre.Mitchell wrote fiction about a man rendered invisible by scientific means ("The Crystal Man", published in 1881) before H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, wrote about a time-travel machine ("The Clock that Went Backward") before Wells's The Time Machine, wrote about faster-than-light travel ("The Tachypomp"; now perhaps his best-known work) in 1874, a thinking computer and a cyborg in 1879 ("The Ablest Man in the World"), and also wrote the earliest known stories about matter transmission or teleportation ("The Man without a Body", 1877)."The Chronic Argonauts" (1888) is a short story by the British science-fiction writer H. G. Wells. The story concerns an inventor who builds a time machine and then travels in time on it. The story pre-dates Wells's best-selling time travel novel The Time Machine by seven years.The story was first published in the Royal College of Science student magazine the Science Schools Journal, in instalments from April-May-June 1888. It became the first story to use an inventor-built machine to travel in time. Despite extensive biographical work on Wells over more than a century, there is no evidence to suggest that Wells saw or was influenced by the 1881 New York newspaper story "The Clock that Went Backward", in which an antique clock served as a time-travel device. In "The Time Machine", An inventor creates a time machine and travels to the year 802,701 AD. There, humans have evolved into two species, Morlocks and Eloi.About the Series: Notable novels and short stories in which time travel is central to the plot or the premise of the work.Volume 1. W. IRVING / C. DICKENS - Rip Van Winkle Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1819) by Washington Irving A man falls asleep on a mountain side and wakes twenty years in the future. He finds he has been forgotten, his wife has died and his daughter is no longer a child.- A Christmas Carol Illustrated by John Leech (1843) by Charles Dickens The heartless Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser, is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, in order to teach him the consequences of his selfish ways.Volume 2. .E. BELLAMY / W. MORRIS. - Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1888 ) by Edward Bellamy In the late 19th century, Julian West falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes 113 years later. - A Dream of John Ball (1888) by William Morris John Ball travels between mediaeval and contemporary worlds.-Annotations: "From Newton to Einstein" by Benjamin Harrow. Volume 4. L. CARROLL. / M. TWAIN.(Illustrated)-Sylvie and Bruno (1889) by Lewis Carroll.A watch both tells and determines time. -A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) by Mark Twain. A man of the 19th century travels back to 528 AD in King Arthur's time.

M TWAIN L CARROLL Illustrated

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VOLUME 4 IN THE SERIES: "TIME TRAVEL IN LITERATURE". M. TWAIN./ L. CARROLL. (Illustrated): -"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1889) by Mark Twain. Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard.-"Sylvie and Bruno" (1889) by Mark Lewis Carroll. with illustrations by Harry Furniss. ABOUT THE SERIES. Notable novels and short stories in which time travel is central to the plot or the premise of the work.Volume 1. W. IRVING / C. DICKENS (Illustrated).- "Rip Van Winkle" Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1819) by Washington Irving.- "A Christmas Carol" Illustrated by John Leech (1843) by Charles Dickens.Volume 2. .E. BELLAMY / W. MORRIS. - "Looking Backward: 2000-1887" (1888 ) by Edward Bellamy.- "A Dream of John Ball" (1888) by William Morris. Volume 3. E. P. MITCHELL / H. G. WELLS (Annotated).- "Seven short stories" (1874 to 1881) by Edward Page Mitchell: The Tachypomp / The Soul Spectroscope / The Man Without a Body / The Ablest Man in The World / The Senator's Daughter / The Crystal Man / The Clock That Went Backward. -"The Chronic Argonauts" (1888) & The Time Machine (1895) by H. G. Wells. -Annotations: "From Newton to Einstein" by Benjamin Harrow. Biographical notes.

E Bellamy W Morris

Author : John W. Cousin
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In this volume 2: Two novels in which time travel is central to the plot or the premise of the work.About the Series "TIME TRAVEL IN LITERATURE". Volume 1. W. IRVING / C. DICKENS (Illustrated).- Rip Van Winkle Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1819) by Washington Irving. A man falls asleep on a mountain side and wakes twenty years in the future. He finds he has been forgotten, his wife has died and his daughter is no longer a child.- A Christmas Carol Illustrated by John Leech (1843) by Charles Dickens The heartless Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser, is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, in order to teach him the consequences of his selfish ways.Volume 2. .E. BELLAMY / W. MORRIS. (Annotated).- LOOKING BACKWARD: 2000-1887 (1888 ) BY Edward Bellamy.In the late 19th century, Julian West falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes 113 years later. - A DREAM OF JOHN BALL (1888) BY William Morris. John Ball travels between mediaeval and contemporary worlds.- Annotations: Biographical note by John W. Cousin. William Morris by George Henry Blore.Volume 3. E. P. MITCHELL / H. G. WELLS. -The Tachypomp (1881) by Edward Page Mitchell. The first story to use a machine for time travel. .-The Chronic Argonauts (1888) by H. G. Wells. An inventor takes a companion in his time machine. The companion narrates the story of their subsequent adventures. -The Time Machine (1895) H. G. Wells. An inventor creates a time machine and travels to the year 802,701 AD. There, humans have evolved into two species, Morlocks and Eloi. Volume 4. L. CARROLL. / M. TWAIN.-Sylvie and Bruno (1889) by Lewis Carroll. A watch both tells and determines time. -A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) by Mark Twain. A man of the 19th century travels back to 528 AD in King Arthur's time. "Looking Backward: 2000-1887" is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, a journalist and writer from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; it was first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It influenced many intellectuals, and appears by title in many socialist writings of the day. "It is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement". In the United States alone, over 162 "Bellamy Clubs" sprang up to discuss and propagate the book's ideas. Owing to its commitment to the nationalization of private property and the desire to avoid use of the term "socialism", this political movement came to be known as Nationalism - not to be confused with the political concept of nationalism. The novel also inspired several utopian communities.The novel "A Dream of John Ball" describes a dream and time travel encounter between the medieval and modern worlds, thus contrasting the ethics of medieval and contemporary culture. A time-traveller tells Ball of the decline of feudalism and the rise of the Industrial Revolution. Ball realizes that in the nineteenth century his hopes for an egalitarian society have yet to be fulfilled. A parallel can be drawn with the novel's close contemporary-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) by Mark Twain. Unlike Twain's novel, which depicted early-Medieval England as a violent and chaotic Dark Age, Morris depicts the Middle Ages in a positive light, seeing it as a golden, if brief, period when peasants were prosperous and happy and guilds protected workers from exploitation. This positive portrayal of the Medieval period is a recurring theme in Morris' literary and artistic oeuvre, from the largely pastoral and craftsman based economies of the prose romances, to his similar dream vision of Britain's utopian future, News from Nowhere (1889).

Science fiction the Early Years

Author : Everett Franklin Bleiler
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Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries

Beloved Community

Author : Casey Nelson Blake
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The "Young American" critics_Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford_are well known as central figures in the Greenwich Village "Little Renaissance" of the 1910s and in the postwar debates about American culture and politics. In <

The English Catalogue of Books annual

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.

Mathematics across the Iron Curtain

Author : Christopher Hollings
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The theory of semigroups is a relatively young branch of mathematics, with most of the major results having appeared after the Second World War. This book describes the evolution of (algebraic) semigroup theory from its earliest origins to the establishment of a full-fledged theory. Semigroup theory might be termed `Cold War mathematics' because of the time during which it developed. There were thriving schools on both sides of the Iron Curtain, although the two sides were not always able to communicate with each other, or even gain access to the other's publications. A major theme of this book is the comparison of the approaches to the subject of mathematicians in East and West, and the study of the extent to which contact between the two sides was possible.

Bulletin of Additions to the Libraries Classified Annotated and Indexed

Author : Glasgow (Scotland). Public Libraries
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Literary Bioethics

Author : Maren Tova Linett
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Uses literature to understand and remake our ethics regarding nonhuman animals, old human beings, disabled human beings, and cloned posthumans Literary Bioethics argues for literature as an untapped and essential site for the exploration of bioethics. Novels, Maren Tova Linett argues, present vividly imagined worlds in which certain values hold sway, casting new light onto those values; and the more plausible and well rendered readers find these imagined worlds, the more thoroughly we can evaluate the justice of those values. In an innovative set of readings, Linett thinks through the ethics of animal experimentation in H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau, explores the elimination of aging in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, considers the valuation of disabled lives in Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away, and questions the principles of humane farming through reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. By analyzing novels published at widely spaced intervals over the span of a century, Linett offers snapshots of how we confront questions of value. In some cases the fictions are swayed by dominant devaluations of nonnormative or nonhuman lives, while in other cases they confirm the value of such lives by resisting instrumental views of their worth—views that influence, explicitly or implicitly, many contemporary bioethical discussions, especially about the value of disabled and nonhuman lives. Literary Bioethics grapples with the most fundamental questions of how we value different kinds of lives, and questions what those in power ought to be permitted to do with those lives as we gain unprecedented levels of technological prowess.

Photography Humanitarianism Empire

Author : Jane Lydon
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With their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, photographs have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between people across the globe; this book explores the role of photography in shaping ideas about race and difference from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Focusing on Australian experience in a global context, a rich selection of case studies – drawing on a range of visual genres, from portraiture to ethnographic to scientific photographs – show how photographic encounters between Aboriginals, missionaries, scientists, photographers and writers fuelled international debates about morality, law, politics and human rights.Drawing on new archival research, Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire is essential reading for students and scholars of race, visuality and the histories of empire and human rights.