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Author Name:    DEMILLE, James PARKS, Malcolm, ed. Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts series, 3)

Title:   Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

Publisher:    McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2000, ISBN:0773521674 

Seller ID:   101102

DEMILLE, James. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder. Edited by Malcolm Parks. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (2000). Pp. (8),ix-lxi,(1),1-325,(3). 8vo, illustrated orange card covers. Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts series, number 3. Canada's first sciencefiction novel, written by the founder of Dalhousie University. "In his day , James de Mille (1833-1880) was one of North America's most popular novelists, known for his clever plots and his masterful handling of suspense. His'A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder', first published in 1888 but written earlier, probably in the 1860s, is a fantasy which combines ro mantic adventure with anti-Utopian satire. Set in a strange, semi-tropical land at the South Pole, the fantasy is inhabited by a race that regards death as the boon of mankind, abhors worldly pleasure and riches, and has an aristocracy of paupers." -from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00


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