A Fantasy of Dr Ox

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Oktober 2003



Something very strange is in the air of the harmonious town of Quiquendone. Unknown to its inhabitants, the mad genius Dr. Ox has unleashed a veil of oxyhydric gas over the town--his own living laboratory--in an attempt to spice things up. In his amusing portrait of an idyllic community suddenly overtaken by an appetite for aggression, Jules Verne points to the ease with which any society--and the modern resonance is unmissable--can be manipulated by its masters into hatred and war. Jules Verne was the originator of modern science fiction; among his works are "Around the World in Eighty Days" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth."


Foreword by Gilbert Adair; Introduction; A Fantasy of Dr Ox; Notes; Biographical Note


Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) was the originator of modern science fiction, best remembered for his novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Novelist, biographer, and critic Gilbert Adair is best known for his highly creative novels, including the 1997 Surfing The Zeitgeist, and his extensive writings on film.


"'Verne's science fiction is only now ripe for reading' - From the foreword by Gilbert Adair '...a glorious little parody of nineteenth-century ideas about modernity and national physiology.' - Time Out 'The novella can be read rapidly; its comic delights are best savoured slowly.' - Times Literary Supplement"
EAN: 9781843910671
ISBN: 1843910675
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 88 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Andrew, Jr. Brown
Format: kartoniert
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