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WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES ..
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-328 [329] [330: blank] [331-336: ads] [note first leaf is a blank], fifteen inserted plates with illustrations by H. Lanos, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in blue, white, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. The U.S. edition has fifteen plates with Lanos illustrations, twelve more than the British edition. According to Wells, this novel depicts "our contemporary world in a state of highly inflamed distention." "Whatever actual future history may unfold, the shadow of Wells's frightening visions has lain dark over the most influential current science fiction for nearly a century... its disturbing images recur again and again... WE... BRAVE NEW WORLD... NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, and in the whole tide of nightmare fiction that followed Hiroshima." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2459-62. "...a vividly exciting story." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 27. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-165; (1981) 1-174; (1987) 1-106; (1995) 1-106; and (2004) II-1235. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2332. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 803. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 25. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 202. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 228. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1176. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 120. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 78. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15114. A bright, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy. (#149945)
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