The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World
The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World
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Title: The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World
ISBN10: 0226899551
ISBN13: 978-0226899558
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1st Edition edition (September 30, 2013)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1343 kb
Size epub: 1304 kb
Rating: 4.9 ✪
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Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
In the early 1600s, in a haunting tale titled New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon imagined the discovery of an uncharted island. This island was home to the descendants of the lost realm of Atlantis, who had organized themselves to seek “the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.” Bacon’s make-believe island was not an empire in the usual sense, marked by territorial control; instead, it was the center of a vast general expansion of human knowledge and power.