THE BEGUM'S MILLIONS ... Translated by Stanford L. Luce. Edited by Arthur B. Evans. Introduction & Notes by Peter Schulman. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, . Octavo, New edition. The first modern translation of LES CINQ CENTS MILLIONS DE LA BEGUM SUIVI DE LES REVOLTES DE LA "BOUNTY" (1879), an important but often neglected Jules Verne story. It is Verne's first cautionary novel, a masterpiece of scientific and political speculation that provides an early depiction of modern technological societies, one a utopia, the other a dystopia dedicated to world domination and racial supremacy. This scholarly edition, edited by Arthur B. Edwards, includes notes and introduction by Peter Schulman, a primary and selected secondary bibliography of Verne's literary works, and a biography of Verne. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-155 and (2004) II-1175. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2251. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 763. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 9. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1136. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 153-56. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 21. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14602. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#158869).
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