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The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by [Loudon, Jane]

The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century Kindle Edition

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Within a decade of the 1818 publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, another Englishwoman invented a foundational work of science fiction. Seventeen-year-old Jane Webb Loudon took up the theme of reanimation, moved it three hundred years into the future, and applied it to Cheops, an ancient Egyptian mummy. Unlike Shelley's horrifying, death-dealing monster, this revivified creature bears the wisdom of the ages and is eager to share his insights with humanity. Cheops boards a hot-air balloon and travels to twenty-second-century England, where he sets about remedying the ills of a corrupt government.
In recounting Cheops' attempts to put the futuristic society to rights, the young author offers a fascinating portrait of the preoccupations of her own era as well as some remarkably prescient predictions of technological advances. The Mummy! envisions a world in which automatons perform surgery, undersea tunnels connect England and Ireland, weather-control devices provide crop irrigation, and messages are transmitted with the speed of cannonball fire. The first novel to feature the concept of a living mummy, this pioneering tale offers an engaging mix of comedy, politics, and science fiction.
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About the Author

Jane Webb Loudon (1807 - 58) was a leading horticulturist of her day and well known for her books on gardening. One of the first women to assay the genre later known as science fiction, she anonymously published her first work of fiction, The Mummy!, in 1827. A reviewer, John Loudon, was sufficiently impressed to seek out the author, and the two were subsequently married.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2254 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154529755X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Twopenny Books (18 April 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06ZZY915G
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #396,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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