Before Adam

Author:   Jack London
Publisher:   E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
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9786057861207


Pages:   188
Publication Date:   20 March 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Before Adam


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Before Adam is a historical novel by Jack London, serialized in 1906 and 1907 in Everybody's Magazine. It is the story of a man who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid Australopithecine. The story offers an early view of human evolution. The majority of the story is told through the eyes of the man's hominid alter ego, one of the Cave People. In addition to the Cave People, there are the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People. Other characters include the hominid's father, a love interest, and Red-Eye, a fierce atavism that perpetually terrorizes the Cave People. A sabre-cat also plays a role in the story. * * * Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Often, before I learned, did I wonder whence came the multitudes of pictures that thronged my dreams; for they were pictures the like of which I had never seen in real wake-a-day life. They tormented my childhood, making of my dreams a procession of nightmares and a little later convincing me that I was different from my kind, a creature unnatural and accursed. In my days only did I attain any measure of happiness. My nights marked the reign of fear--and such fear! I make bold to state that no man of all the men who walk the earth with me ever suffer fear of like kind and degree. For my fear is the fear of long ago, the fear that was rampant in the Younger World, and in the youth of the Younger World. In short, the fear that reigned supreme in that period known as the Mid-Pleistocene. What do I mean? I see explanation is necessary before I can tell you of the substance of my dreams. Otherwise, little could you know of the meaning of the things I know so well. As I write this, all the beings and happenings of that other world rise up before me in vast phantasmagoria, and I know that to you they would be rhymeless and reasonless.

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Author:   Jack London
Publisher:   E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Imprint:   E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.245kg
ISBN:  

9786057861207


ISBN 10:   6057861205
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   20 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Here were we, drawn together by mutual rage and the impulse toward cooperation, led off into forgetfulness by the establishment of a rude rhythm. As imagination grew it is likely that the fear of death increased until the Folk that were to come projected this fear into the dark and peopled it with spirits. --Jack London Before Adam


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Jack London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Other Books of Author: -The Call of the Wild (1903) -The Sea Wolf (1904) -The Little Lady of the Big House (1916) -White Fang (1906) -The Road (1907) -The Son of the Wolf (1900) -The Scarlet Plague (1912) -The Game (1905) -South Sea Tales (1911) -The Iron Heel (1908)

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