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Last Man

by Mary Shelley
Flame Tree Publishing

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Pub Date: 2019
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 384 pp.
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

ISBN: 9781787556225
TB Code: 1902038
Availability: 170 in stock

A brilliant, early dystopian tale of classic science fiction. The Last Man is a powerful, post-apocalyptic tale and precursor to the much later science fiction novels of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Philip K. Dick and Harlan Ellison amongst others. Overshadowed by the titanic success of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s neglected masterpiece tells of a future laid waste by plague. Lionel Varney, an indolent nobleman, is immune to the savage effects of the disease having been bitten by an early victim. Varney is forced to watch the long decline of civilisation as humanity sinks slowly into extinction.