The Last Man

The Last Man

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A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley's most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters.

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Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
ISBN: 9780199552351
Characteristics: 479 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Paley, Morton D.


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Apr 30, 2019

Mary Shelley's post-apocalyptic novel is incredibly interesting, as this is a pre-atomic era vision of the end of the world. A lot of the same tropes you see trotted out on fare like THE WALKING DEAD are on parade here.

Not as good or as absorbing a novel as FRANKENSTEIN, but to be fair, few books are. The last third is definitely the best part.

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