THE YOUNG DIANA: AN EXPERIMENT OF THE FUTURE. A ROMANCE. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1918. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-320 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "Autumn, 1918" at rear, original purple cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Scientist rejuvenates an unhappy middle-aged woman, making her a "new woman -- perhaps twenty years old, incredibly beautiful, but utterly cold and emotionless. Her body is now made of an ethereal form of matter, not ordinary flesh ... It is difficult to determine Corelli's attitude toward the new woman, since she seems equivocal. It is possible that Corelli had FRANKENSTEIN in mind when she wrote THE YOUNG DIANA." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 484. Clarke, Tale of the Future, p. 46. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 195. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 59. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 152. Bleiler (1978), p. 49. Reginald 03434. 1918 Christmas gift inscription inked on front endpaper. Small area of fading to cloth near lower edge of spine panel, else a very good or better copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with some edge creases, one minor chip at lower front spine fold, and paper reinforcements to interior of jacket at the spine ends. (#149585).
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