ORIGINS OF FUTURISTIC FICTION. Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, [1987]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-viii] ix-xii [1-2] 3-341 [342: tailpiece] [343-346: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], cloth. First edition. A study of the earliest works of prose fiction set in the future. Jaques Guttin's Epigone (1659) marked the emergence of a form unknown to classical, medieval, or renaissance literature. Guttin's displacement of narrative into future time was followed by writers such as Samuel Madden, Louis-Sebastian Mercier, Cousin de Granville, Mary Shelley and Emile Souvestre, as well as Felix Bodin's uncompleted extraordinary metafictional novel Le Roman de l'Avenir. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 8-6. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of dust soiling. (#85426).

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