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The Last Man

ByMary Shelley

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The Last Man Mary Shelley, most famous for “Frankenstein” also wrote several other novels and short stories. “The Last Man” was her second best-seller, written about ten years after the publication of “Frankenstein”. The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel about tragic love and a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. It reflects Shelley's fears about civilization and the shortcomings of human behavior. Lionel Verney, the narrator and last survivor of a twenty-first century plague, recounts how he discovers a manuscript written in 2100. But aside from the novel being delightful and arguably obscure entertainment for the Romantic literature aficionado, it is the foundation of English Sci-Fi from H.G. Wells to Arthur C. Clarke, not to mention such works as “The Stand” by Stephen King and “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson.

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Publication Date
Feb 25, 2015
Language
English
ISBN
9781312184862
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Mary Shelley

Specifications

Pages
416
Binding
Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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