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A Voyage to Arcturus

David Lindsey

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ISBN 10: 0575000171 / ISBN 13: 9780575000179
Editorial: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1920
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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This is the 2nd impression of the second edition, 1971. Very attractive red boards with gilt lettering. Yellow dust jacket is now protected in a mylar cover. Owner's name inked on front free fly. Attractive copy. N° de ref. de la librería 14239

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Título: A Voyage to Arcturus

Editorial: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London

Año de publicación: 1920

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

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David Lindsay (1874-1945) was a successful British businessman who turned to writing after the first World War. Unfortunately, his most famous work, A Voyage to Arcturus, proved to be a commercial disaster at the time of its release, and he spent the rest of his writing career struggling to achieve commercial success, with little result. A Voyage to Arcturus is a remarkable book on many levels. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy calls it "dazzlingly brilliant" and a "masterpiece." Without doubt, it is the one work for which Lindsay will be remembered. It is an allegorical fantasy, an adventure novel, an interplanetary romance, and an exploration of humanity and sexuality from a time when such topics were largely taboo in the popular press. It provides more than a few fascinating insights into human nature through social Darwinism. And, although Philip Jose Farmer is largely credited with the introduction of sex into science fiction with his groundbreaking 1940s pulp SF story, "The Lovers," Lindsay navigated these waters decades earlier.

About the Author:

David Lindsay's other books include The Haunted Woman, Sphinx, and Devil's Tor. John Clute is the coeditor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and the author of Look at the Evidence: Essays & Reviews.

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