9781551110769-1551110768-The Last Man (Broadview Literary Texts)

The Last Man (Broadview Literary Texts)

ISBN-13: 9781551110769
ISBN-10: 1551110768
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Shelley, Mary
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Broadview Press
Format: Paperback 425 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781551110769
ISBN-10: 1551110768
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Shelley, Mary
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Broadview Press
Format: Paperback 425 pages

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Acknowledged authors Shelley, Mary wrote The Last Man (Broadview Literary Texts) comprising 425 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1551110768 and 9781551110769. Since then The Last Man (Broadview Literary Texts) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Mary Shelley’s third published novel, The Last Man, is a disillusioned vision of the end of civilization, set in the twenty-first century. The book offers a sweeping account of war, plague, love, and desolation. It is the sort of apocalyptic vision that was widespread at the time, though Shelley’s treatment of the theme goes beyond the conventional; it is extraordinarily interesting and deeply moving.

If The Last Man is in some sense a “conventional” text of the period, it is also intensely personal in its origin; Shelley refers in her journal to the last man as her alter ego, “the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.” The novel thus develops out of and contributes to a network of story and idea in which fantasy, allusion, convention, and autobiography are densely interwoven.

This new version of the first edition (1826) sets out to provide not only a thoroughly annotated text, but also contextual materials to help the reader acquire knowledge of the intellectual and literary milieu out of which the novel emerged. Appendices include material on “the last man” as early nineteenth-century hero, texts from the debate initiated by Malthus in 1798 about the adequacy of food supply to sustain human population, various accounts of outbreaks of plague, and Shelley’s poems representing her feelings after the death of her husband.

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