The Coming Race

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George Routledge and Sons, 1875 - 92페이지
The story of a fascinating underground world of winged beings
 

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93 페이지 - The pen, the pencil, and the printer have striven together in honourable rivalry, combining clearness of text, elegance of illustration, and beauty of type. The result is worthy of the labour, and we can say with a safe conscience to all who wish to receive or present the bard in a becoming dress, buy ' Routledge's Picture Sh&kepeare. '" — The Times. "One of the most important additions to the mass of Shaksperian literature which has appeared for many years.
83 페이지 - Even the serene tranquillity of the lustrous air preyed on my spirits. I longed for a change, even to winter, or storm, or darkness. I began to feel that, whatever our dreams of perfectibility, our restless aspirations towards a better and higher and calmer sphere of being, we, the mortals of the upper world, are not trained or fitted to enjoy for long the very happiness of which we dream or to which we aspire.
21 페이지 - ... of its natural powers, and thereby to cure itself. By this agency they rend way through the most solid substances, and open valleys for culture through the rocks of their subterranean wilderness. From it they extract the light which supplies their lamps, finding it steadier, softer, and healthier than the other inflammable materials they had formerly used.
36 페이지 - This argues strongly in favour of the existence in every animal of an immaterial principle similar to that which by its excellence and superior endowments places man so much above animals...
95 페이지 - Illustrations by COLEMAN, WOLF, HARRISON WEIR, WOOD, ZWECKER, and others. 3 vols. super-royal, cloth, price £ 2 14*. The volumes are also sold separately, viz. : — Mammalia, with 600 Illustrations, i8s. ; Birds, with 500 Illustrations, i&s.
95 페이지 - White's Natural History of Selborne. A New Edition. Edited by the Rev. JG WOOD, and Illustrated with above 200 Illustrations by W. HARVEY. Finely printed. Fcap.
18 페이지 - I have long held an opinion," says that illustrious experimentalist, "almost amounting to a conviction, in common, I believe, with many other lovers of natural knowledge, that the various forms lender which the forces of matter are made manifest have one common origin ; or, in other words, are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, into one another, and possess equivalents of power in their action.
92 페이지 - ... advances, - the more devoutly I pray that ages may yet elapse before there emerge into sunlight our inevitable destroyers. Being, however, frankly told by my physician that I am afflicted by a complaint which, though it gives little pain and no perceptible notice of its encroachments, may at any moment be fatal, I have thought it my duty to my fellowmen to place on record these forewarnings of The Coming Race.
95 페이지 - The Boy's Own Natural History. By the Rev. JG WOOD. With 400 Illustrations, 3*. 6d. cloth. Sketches and Anecdotes of Animal Life. By the Rev. JG WOOD. Illustrated by HARRISON WEIR. Fcap. 8vo, cloth, 3*.
9 페이지 - But the face! it was that which inspired my awe and my terror. It was the face of man, but yet of a type of man distinct from our known extant races. The nearest approach to it in outline and expression is the face of the sculptured Sphinx, so regular in its calm, intellectual, mysterious beauty.

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord of Lytton, was born on May 25, 1803 in London, England. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1822, won the Chancellor's Gold Medal for English verse in 1825, and received a B.A. degree the following year. He was a novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He coined the phrases the "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the opening line "It was a dark and stormy night". He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. His works included Falkland, Pelham, Eugene Aram, The Last Days of Pompei, Ernest Maltravers, Zanoni, The Last of the Barons, The Caxtons, and A Strange Story. He also published several volumes of poetry including Ismael and The New Timon. His best known play was The Lady of Lyons. He served as the Secretary of State for the Colonies in from 1858 to 1859 and played a large part in the organization of the new colony of British Columbia. He became Baron Lytton of Knebworth in July 1866 and thereafter took his place in the House of Peers. He died on May 23, 1873, just short of his 70th birthday. The cause of death was not clear but it was thought that an infection he had in his ear had affected his brain.

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