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The Resource A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder, James De Mille ; edited by Daniel Burgoyne

A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder, James De Mille ; edited by Daniel Burgoyne

Label
A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder
Title
A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder
Statement of responsibility
James De Mille ; edited by Daniel Burgoyne
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drifting on a sailing boat off the Canary Islands, four British gentlemen take turns reading a manuscript that they find inside a copper cylinder discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean. The manuscript recounts Adam More's adventures after being lost at sea during an Antarctic voyage in 1844 and his life with the Kosekin, a lost civilization living at the South Pole. The values of the Kosekin are opposed to the civilized norm--they love death, abjection, and poverty. Their society may be well suited to their particular evolution, but it is profoundly disconcerting to the narrator, and it is radically contentious to the Victorian gentlemen who read and debate More's account. This Broadview edition of James De Mille's classic recreates the format of the posthumous 1888 Harper's Weekly serial, including 18 original illustrations by Gilbert Gaul. The appendices allow the novel to be seen in terms of other satirical and scientific romance, Antarctic exploration, and contemporary geology. The introduction and notes tap into recent scholarship to bring to life De Mille's genre innovations and his use of Orientalist and colonialist discourses."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
  • C813/.4
  • 813/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.D395
  • PR9199.2.D37
LC item number
  • S8 2011
  • S75 2011
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Broadview editions
Label
A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder, James De Mille ; edited by Daniel Burgoyne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1888
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-352)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The finding of the copper cylinder -- A drift in the Antarctic ocean -- A world of fire and desolation -- The sight of human beings -- The torrent sweeping under the mountains -- the new world -- Scientific theories and scepticism -- The cavedwellers -- The cavern of the dead -- The sacred hunt -- The swamp monster -- The baleful sacrifice -- The awful Mibta Kosek -- Learn my doom -- The Kohen is inexorable -- The kosedn -- Belief and unbelief -- A voyage over the pole -- The wonders of the amis -- The dark maiden layelah -- The flying monster -- Escape -- The island of fire -- Recapture -- Falling like Icarus into the sea -- Grimms law again -- Oxenden preaches a sermon -- In prison -- The ceremony of separation -- The day of sacrifice -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9781551119595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713188871
  • (OCoLC)ocn859663085
Label
A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder, James De Mille ; edited by Daniel Burgoyne
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1888
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-352)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The finding of the copper cylinder -- A drift in the Antarctic ocean -- A world of fire and desolation -- The sight of human beings -- The torrent sweeping under the mountains -- the new world -- Scientific theories and scepticism -- The cavedwellers -- The cavern of the dead -- The sacred hunt -- The swamp monster -- The baleful sacrifice -- The awful Mibta Kosek -- Learn my doom -- The Kohen is inexorable -- The kosedn -- Belief and unbelief -- A voyage over the pole -- The wonders of the amis -- The dark maiden layelah -- The flying monster -- Escape -- The island of fire -- Recapture -- Falling like Icarus into the sea -- Grimms law again -- Oxenden preaches a sermon -- In prison -- The ceremony of separation -- The day of sacrifice -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9781551119595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713188871
  • (OCoLC)ocn859663085

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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