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After the sun turns red and the rivers become solid ice, the planet freezes and many of its people slowly starve. Survivors, seeking a source of heat, dig deep into the earth. Their catastrophe ultimately gives birth to a triumph of human ingenuity and spirit when the subterranean civilization develops labor-saving technology that frees citizens to focus on artistic endeavors.
Given the appropriate environment, people can do anything, according to this 1905 novel by a noted sociologist. Gabriel de Tarde wrote Underground Man to illustrate the concept that humans are creatures of their social environment. An intriguing mix of the post-apocalyptic and the utopian, the story combines satirical and ironic points of view with an optimistic perspective on the possibility of overcoming the failings of human nature to develop a thriving culture of intellectual and artistic achievement. H. G. Wells, a noted admirer of the novel, provides a wide-ranging Preface.
French sociologist, criminologist, and social psychologist Gabriel de Tarde (1843–1904) developed influential theories regarding collective behavior, public opinion, and personal influence. Underground Man reflects his belief that under the right circumstances, people possess a virtually unlimited potential for achievement.
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Book Description Hyperion Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Very good hardcover, no dj. Seller Inventory # 050775
Book Description Hyperion Press, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Good to Very Good, no dj, ex-library, front hinge reinforced. Seller Inventory # 115773
Book Description Hyperion Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Cover shows light soiling and shelf wear. Pages are clean, text intact and unmarred. Seller Inventory # mon0001720405
Book Description Hyperion Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 198 pp; Book has no names, pages unmarked, bottom front corner bumped, otherwise book looks new, covers very nice, corners square, covers unstained and clean. A nice, clean, tight and very attractive book. Seller Inventory # 304640
Book Description Hyperion Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1974 Hyperion printing; octavo in original black-stamped grey cloth binding. Minimal wear to edges; front board has quiet brown stain. Otherwise the book is in pristine condition; pages are clean with NO markings, binding tight. A wonderful collector's item! Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Seller Inventory # 81141