Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Creased spine. Stained, edgeworn covers. Internally clean and sound. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: A novel, first published in 1826, set in the 21st century, when England is a republic governed by a ruling elite. The narrator, an outsider introduced to the circle, tells a story of tragic, complicated love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.
From the Back Cover:
Mary Shelley’s third published novel, The Last Man, is a disillusioned vision of the end of civilization, set in the twenty-first century. The book offers a sweeping account of war, plague, love, and desolation. It is the sort of apocalyptic vision that was widespread at the time, though Shelley’s treatment of the theme goes beyond the conventional; it is extraordinarily interesting and deeply moving.
If The Last Man is in some sense a “conventional” text of the period, it is also intensely personal in its origin; Shelley refers in her journal to the last man as her alter ego, “the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.” The novel thus develops out of and contributes to a network of story and idea in which fantasy, allusion, convention, and autobiography are densely interwoven.
This new version of the first edition (1826) sets out to provide not only a thoroughly annotated text, but also contextual materials to help the reader acquire knowledge of the intellectual and literary milieu out of which the novel emerged. Appendices include material on “the last man” as early nineteenth-century hero, texts from the debate initiated by Malthus in 1798 about the adequacy of food supply to sustain human population, various accounts of outbreaks of plague, and Shelley’s poems representing her feelings after the death of her husband.
Título: The Last Man
Editorial: University of Nebraska Press
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Univ of Nebraska Pr, 1965. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN AND SOLID BOOK. Nº de ref. de la librería H-639
Descripción Univ of Nebraska Pr, 1965. Trade paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 7.90 X 5.50 X 0.90 inches. Nº de ref. de la librería 370268
Descripción Univ of Nebraska Pr, 1965. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Very good paperback. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show very minor shelf wear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Nº de ref. de la librería 51504300053