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Creatures of another age : classic visions of prehistoric monsters / edited and with an introduction by Richard Fallon.

Fallon, Richard, (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 9781948405744
  • ISBN: 1948405741
  • ISBN: 9781948405874
  • ISBN: 1948405873
  • Physical Description: 223 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Valancourt Books edition
  • Publisher: Richmond, Virginia : Valancourt Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The sandstone bird / Edward Hitchcock -- The mastodon / Hannah Flagg Gould -- A subterranean city and stanzas / Thomas Lovell Beddoes -- Our phantom ship on an Antediluvian cruise / Henry Morley -- The last dragon / Charles Jacobs Peterson, writing as Harry Danforth -- Fairy dust / George Sand -- From Saurian to Seraph / Amanda Theodosia Jones -- Ballad of the Ichthyosaurus / May Kendall -- Geological epochs / Constance Naden -- Similar cases / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The last of the vampires / Phil Robinson -- The crimson beast / C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, writing as Weatherby Chesney -- The monster of Lake Lametrie / Wardon Allan Curtis -- The dragon of St. Paul's / Reginald Bacchus and Cyril Ranger Gull -- A relic of the pliocene / Jack London -- The man in moccasins / James Barr -- The terror of Blue John Gap / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Progress: a drama of evolution / Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell -- In a museum / Thomas Hardy -- The great beast of Kafue / Clotilde Graves, writing as Richard Dehan.
Summary, etc.:
"The discovery of fossils of extinct species like the pterodactyl, iguanodon, and woolly mammoth during the nineteenth century caused an upheaval in the scientific world and challenged long-held religious beliefs about the creation and history of the world. But it also sparked the imaginations of countless writers, and it wasn't long before these prehistoric monsters began to appear in stories of adventure, science fiction, fantasy, and horror, as well as in more surprising forms, such as a ballad sung by an ichthyosaurus or a mock Elizabethan verse drama with a cast of primordial creatures. This volume collects some of the most fascinating 19th- and early 20th-century writing on dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters, including stories, poems, drama, and essays, and features contributions by familiar names like Arthur Conan Doyle, George Sand, and Jack London, along with many other once popular but now-forgotten writers, and includes a new introduction by Richard Fallon." -- Back cover.
Subject: Short stories.
Science fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Science fiction.

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