The Last Man: an apocalyptic science fiction novel Pocketbok – 12 April 2021
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Mary Shelley states in the introduction that in 1818 she discovered, in the Sibyl's cave near Naples, a collection of prophetic writings painted on leaves by the Cumae an Sibyl. She has edited these writings into the current narrative, the first-person narrative of a man living at the end of the 21st century, commencing in 2073 and concluding in 2100. Despite the chronological setting, the world of The Last Man appears to be relatively similar to the era in which it was written.Lionel's father was a friend of the king before he was cast away because of his gambling. Lionel's father left to take his life, but before he did so he left a letter for the king to take care of his family after his death. After Lionel's father died the letter was never delivered. Lionel and his sister grow up with no parental influence, and as a result, grow to be uncivilised. Lionel develops a hatred of the royal family, and Perdita grows to enjoy her isolation from society. When the king leaves the throne, the monarchy comes to an end and a republic is created. When the king dies the Countess attempts to raise their son, Adrian, to reclaim the throne, but Adrian opposes his mother and refuses to take the throne. Adrian moves to Cumberland where Lionel, who bears a grudge against Adrian and his family for the neglect of the Verney family, intends to terrorise and confront Adrian.
- ASIN : B092C8VBGZ
- Utgivare : Amazon Digital Services LLC - KDP Print US (12 April 2021)
- Språk : Engelska
- Pocketbok : 290 sidor
- ISBN-13 : 979-8736926497
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A challenging read but worth the effort!Granskad i USA den 15 juni 2020
Loved the writing style and imagination of this brilliant woman Mary Shelly.. I thought nothing could be better than Frankenstein but The Last Man was equally intriguing.