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A Fantasy of Dr Ox (Hesperus Classics) (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9781843910671    Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd Year of publishing: 2003     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 112        Language: English
Writing with a philosophical eye worthy of the eighteenth century and the subtle irony of Voltaire Verne tells the tale of Dr Ox - one of his most inspired and insane visionaries. Something very strange...Read more
Writing with a philosophical eye worthy of the eighteenth century and the subtle irony of Voltaire Verne tells the tale of Dr Ox - one of his most inspired and insane visionaries. Something very strange is in the air of the harmonious town of Quiquendone. Unknown to the inhabitants the mad genius Dr Ox has unleashed a veil of oxy-hydric gas over the town - his own living laboratory - in an attempt to spice things up...In his amusing portrait of an idyllic community suddenly overtaken by an appetite for aggression Jules Verne points to the ease with which any society - and the modern resonance is unmissable - can be manipulated by its masters into hatred and war.
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About the author: Jules Verne
Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) was the originator of modern science fiction best remembered for his novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Novelist biographer... Read more
Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) was the originator of modern science fiction best remembered for his novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Novelist biographer and critic Gilbert Adair is best known for his highly creative novels including the 1997 Surfing The Zeitgeist and his extensive writings on film.
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Review:
'Verne's science fiction is only now ripe for reading' - From the foreword by Gilbert Adair '...a glorious little parody of nineteenth-century ideas about modernity and national physiology.' - Time...Read more
'Verne's science fiction is only now ripe for reading' - From the foreword by Gilbert Adair '...a glorious little parody of nineteenth-century ideas about modernity and national physiology.' - Time Out 'The novella can be read rapidly; its comic delights are best savoured slowly.' - Times Literary Supplement
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