The World As It Shall Be

Margaret Clarke (Translator)

Published by Wesleyan University Press, 2004
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First English translation of Emile Souvestre' (1806-1854) science fiction ." The first future dystopia in modern European literature" Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction. Edited with an introduction by I. F. Clarke. Near New, in Near New D. J. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: It's the year 3000, and children are raised by steam machines, Switzerland has been converted into a theme park, and there are no fewer than 684 kinds of mental illness. With eccentric, dark humor, Emile Souvestre portrays a society dominated by mechanization and greed. However comically exaggerated, the unmistakable echoes of real problems and possibilities in Souvestre's satire make this book science fiction's earliest warning against the dangers of mechanization in a society ruled by consumerism.

The World as It Shall Be was originally published in France in 1846--the first fully illustrated story in the history of future fiction. The satiric novel, with 87 charming illustrations, unfolds through the eyes of Maurice and Marthe, a young couple who are brought to the year 3000 by the spirit of the age, M. John Progres. This first English translation includes all of the original art.

From the Publisher: 6 x 9 trim. 91 illus.

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Title: The World As It Shall Be
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
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