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Subterranean Worlds: A Critical Anthology


Haynes, RD, Subterranean Worlds: A Critical Anthology, Nineteenth Century French Studies, 34, (3&4) pp. 418-419. ISSN 1536-0172 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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Peter Fitting, Director of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Toronto regards this book as "somewhere between a hobby and an obsession," drawing, as it does, on his interest in literary utopias and science fiction. In it he traces the theme of a subterranean world through some fifteen novels, from the anonymous Relation d'un voyage du Pole Arctique au Pole Antarctique (1721) to Edgar Rice Burroughs's At the Earth's Core (1914). Each chapter offers a brief introduction, including a synopsis of the narrative, followed by extracts from the novel, chosen to indicate how the adventurer-narrator arrived there, a description of the subterranean world, how it is illuminated and, where appropriate, the society that exists there.

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Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:book review, science and literature
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121475
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-29
Last Modified:2017-09-29

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