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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0771091680, Mass Market Paperback)Very much the product of its time, Canada's first science fiction novel recounts the strange adventures of a sailer cast ashore among a race of cannibals who regard death as the greatest blessing they can bestow. Part swashbuckling adventure, part love story and part examination of accepted values turned inside out, this novel is important both as a landmark in the development of Canadian science fiction and as a captivating piece of literature. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder was originally published in London, England, by Chatto & Windus in 1888. In America, the story was serialized in Harper's and subsequently published by Harper Brothers late the same year. It was republished in Canada by McClelland & Stewart in 1969.
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Four sailors discover a copper cylinder containing a manuscript written by the adventurer Adam More, who was shipwrecked in the southern hemisphere. They read its contents to one another, and the incredible story unfolds of his journey through a subterranean tunnel to a lost world which survives at the foot of a volcano.
2 editions of this book were published by McGill-Queen's University Press.
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