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Darkness and Dawn is a science fiction trilogy by George Allan England. It tells the story of two modern people who struggle to rebuild civilization after awaking one thousand years on from the horrific impact of a meteor that caused devastation across the entire world. All three volumes, "The Vacant World" (1912), "Beyond the Great Oblivion" (1913) and "Afterglow" (1914), are included in this edition. "The islands in the harbor, too, were thickly overgrown. On Ellis, no sign of the immigrant station remained. Castle William was quite gone. And with a gasp of dismay and pain, Beatrice pointed out the fact that no longer Liberty held her bronze torch aloft. Save for a black, misshapen mass protruding through the tree-­tops, the huge gift of France was no more.­"

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What merest whim Seems all this poor endeavor after Fame To one who keeps within his steadfast aim A love immortal, an Immortal too! Look not so 'wildered, for these things are true And never can be borne of atomics That buzz about our slumbers like brain-­flies Leaving us fancy-­sick. No, I am sure My restless spirit never could endure To brood so long upon one luxury. Unless it did, though fearfully, espy A HOPE BEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DREAM!

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Best known for works such as the epic series The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy was one of the first writers of the early twentieth century to cast a sharp, satirical eye on the misdeeds and hypocrisies of the British upper class. The Patrician is another of Galsworthy's tales in this vein, delving into the motivations and machinations that underlie the august Milton family.

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This novella explores life following a devastating plague that wipes out most of humanity.

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Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-­five-­foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset by seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote incessantly—­not only his major autobiographical novel Martin Eden and numerous short stories, but also a series of sketches recording the voyage itself. These entertaining pieces, collected together into the book he called The Cruise of the Snark, reveal London's indefatigable spirit and love of adventure at sea and among the Pacific islands. This edition also includes London's delightful sea pieces "That Dead Men Rise Up Never" and "The Joy of Small-­Boat Sailing.­"
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-­speaking world. With more than...

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The Beetle is about about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-­shifting, Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-­of-­the-­century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula, George du Maurier's Trilby, and Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels.­Review"The Beetle has it all: it's at once a ripping gothic yarn, a fin de siècle melodrama, and a document of the fears and obsessions of late imperial culture. Julian Wolfreys' introduction is excellent, bringing lots of fascinating material to bear on the novel and doing so clearly and persuasively. He makes you want to read it.­" - Jonathan Dollimore, author of Sexual Dissidence and Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture
"The Beetle is a great read. As Julian Wolfreys' admirably learned, perceptive, and comprehensive introduction, appendices, and notes show, it is also a wonderful assemblage of many motifs from popular culture at the fin de . . .

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