Wilson, Colin The Philosopher's Stone

ISBN 13: 9781939140166

The Philosopher's Stone

3.97 avg rating
( 417 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9781939140166: The Philosopher's Stone

'An important literary achievement.' - Library Journal

'Colin Wilson has a narrative style that can make the pursuit of any idea seem like exciting detective work.' - The Times

'Colin Wilson's best novel to date.' - The Spectator

Howard Lester, a young scientist, becomes obsessed with the problem of death and begins a series of unconventional experiments aimed at increasing human longevity. In the course of their research, Lester and his friend Sir Henry Littleway make a startling discovery: a simple and harmless operation on the brain's prefrontal cortex results in vastly expanded consciousness and mental powers. After undergoing the procedure themselves, Lester and Littleway develop remarkable abilities, including 'time vision', a means of seeing backwards into time. They begin by looking at the relatively recent past-the eighteenth century and Shakespeare's England. But they soon find they can see much further back, to the days of Stonehenge and the Mayans, and even earlier. . . . But as they get closer to uncovering the beginnings of human existence, they make a terrifying discovery: something ancient and immensely powerful, long asleep, has been awakened by their activities, and is determined to stop them at all costs. . . .

In The Strength to Dream (1962), Colin Wilson had criticized the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the American writer of weird tales, which led to Lovecraft's publisher August Derleth daring Wilson to write one better. This novel, The Philosopher's Stone (1969), was the result, a fascinating blend of science fiction, horror, and philosophy, told within the framework of Lovecraft's mythos. This edition is newly typeset from the first British edition and features a new introduction by Wilson scholar and bibliographer Colin Stanley.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 15.99
US$ 19.02

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. An important literary achievement. - Library Journal Colin Wilson has a narrative style that can make the pursuit of any idea seem like exciting detective work. - The Times Colin Wilson s best novel to date. - The Spectator Howard Lester, a young scientist, becomes obsessed with the problem of death and begins a series of unconventional experiments aimed at increasing human longevity. In the course of their research, Lester and his friend Sir Henry Littleway make a startling discovery: a simple and harmless operation on the brain s prefrontal cortex results in vastly expanded consciousness and mental powers. After undergoing the procedure themselves, Lester and Littleway develop remarkable abilities, including time vision , a means of seeing backwards into time. They begin by looking at the relatively recent past-the eighteenth century and Shakespeare s England. But they soon find they can see much further back, to the days of Stonehenge and the Mayans, and even earlier. . . . But as they get closer to uncovering the beginnings of human existence, they make a terrifying discovery: something ancient and immensely powerful, long asleep, has been awakened by their activities, and is determined to stop them at all costs. . . . In The Strength to Dream (1962), Colin Wilson had criticized the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the American writer of weird tales, which led to Lovecraft s publisher August Derleth daring Wilson to write one better. This novel, The Philosopher s Stone (1969), was the result, a fascinating blend of science fiction, horror, and philosophy, told within the framework of Lovecraft s mythos. This edition is newly typeset from the first British edition and features a new introduction by Wilson scholar and bibliographer Colin Stanley. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. An important literary achievement. - Library Journal Colin Wilson has a narrative style that can make the pursuit of any idea seem like exciting detective work. - The Times Colin Wilson s best novel to date. - The Spectator Howard Lester, a young scientist, becomes obsessed with the problem of death and begins a series of unconventional experiments aimed at increasing human longevity. In the course of their research, Lester and his friend Sir Henry Littleway make a startling discovery: a simple and harmless operation on the brain s prefrontal cortex results in vastly expanded consciousness and mental powers. After undergoing the procedure themselves, Lester and Littleway develop remarkable abilities, including time vision , a means of seeing backwards into time. They begin by looking at the relatively recent past-the eighteenth century and Shakespeare s England. But they soon find they can see much further back, to the days of Stonehenge and the Mayans, and even earlier. . . . But as they get closer to uncovering the beginnings of human existence, they make a terrifying discovery: something ancient and immensely powerful, long asleep, has been awakened by their activities, and is determined to stop them at all costs. . . . In The Strength to Dream (1962), Colin Wilson had criticized the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the American writer of weird tales, which led to Lovecraft s publisher August Derleth daring Wilson to write one better. This novel, The Philosopher s Stone (1969), was the result, a fascinating blend of science fiction, horror, and philosophy, told within the framework of Lovecraft s mythos. This edition is newly typeset from the first British edition and features a new introduction by Wilson scholar and bibliographer Colin Stanley. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781939140166_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.21
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1939140161 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 290 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.An important literary achievement. - Library Journal Colin Wilson has a narrative style that can make the pursuit of any idea seem like exciting detective work. - The Times Colin Wilsons best novel to date. - The Spectator Howard Lester, a young scientist, becomes obsessed with the problem of death and begins a series of unconventional experiments aimed at increasing human longevity. In the course of their research, Lester and his friend Sir Henry Littleway make a startling discovery: a simple and harmless operation on the brains prefrontal cortex results in vastly expanded consciousness and mental powers. After undergoing the procedure themselves, Lester and Littleway develop remarkable abilities, including time vision, a means of seeing backwards into time. They begin by looking at the relatively recent past-the eighteenth century and Shakespeares England. But they soon find they can see much further back, to the days of Stonehenge and the Mayans, and even earlier. . . . But as they get closer to uncovering the beginnings of human existence, they make a terrifying discovery: something ancient and immensely powerful, long asleep, has been awakened by their activities, and is determined to stop them at all costs. . . . In The Strength to Dream (1962), Colin Wilson had criticized the works of H. P. Lovecraft, the American writer of weird tales, which led to Lovecrafts publisher August Derleth daring Wilson to write one better. This novel, The Philosophers Stone (1969), was the result, a fascinating blend of science fiction, horror, and philosophy, told within the framework of Lovecrafts mythos. This edition is newly typeset from the first British edition and features a new introduction by Wilson scholar and bibliographer Colin Stanley. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Wilson, Colin
Published by Valancourt Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 1939140161 ISBN 13: 9781939140166
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Valancourt Books, 2013. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # LP9781939140166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.28
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds