Last Men in London

Author: Olaf Stapledon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486269809

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In this companion to Last and First Men, a being from the remote future investigates 20th-century life by entering a subject's mind and observing his childhood, participation in World War I, and afterward.

Last Men in London

Author: Olaf Stapledon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486476014

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Olaf Stapledon's previous science-fiction novel, Last and First Men, envisioned 2 billion years of history, from the 1930s forward. In this companion piece, a superintelligent narrator from the remote future investigates 20th-century life, entering a subject's mind to observe his childhood, his service during World War I, and his life afterward.

Last Men in London

Author: William Olaf Stapledon

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635229143

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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Last Men in London (1932) is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon. The narrator is the same member of the eighteenth and final human species who purportedly induced Stapledon to write Last and First Men. Last Men in London is the story of this being's exploration of the consciousness of a present-day Englishman named Paul, from childhood through service with an ambulance crew in the First World War (mirroring Stapledon's own personal history) to adult life as a schoolteacher faced with a "submerged superman" in his class nicknamed Humpty. The inadequacies of Paul's character, the various dilemmas he has to face during his life, and the occasional influence of the advanced being who shares his experiences, provide Stapledon with a semi-autobiographical platform on which to expound his philosophical and moral beliefs.

Our Man in Havana

Author: Graham Greene,Clive Francis

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783192674

Category: Drama

Page: 118

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Jim Wormold, an under-employed vacuum cleaner salesman living in 1950s Cuba, is struggling to pay for his teenage daughter’s increasingly extravagant lifestyle. So when the British Secret Service asks him to become their ‘man in Havana’ he can’t afford to say no. There’s just one problem...he doesn’t know anything! To avoid suspicion, he begins to recruit nonexistent sub-agents, concocting a series of intricate fictions. But Wormold soon discovers that his stories are closer to the truth than he could have ever imagined... In Clive Francis’ adaptation, Graham Greene’s classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.

An Olaf Stapledon Reader

Author: Olaf Stapledon,Robert Crossley

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

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Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950) - philosopher, novelist, educator, and social activist - had an imagination unlike that of any other author. Along with H. G. Wells he is remembered as one of the most original pioneers of twentieth-century science fiction. This anthology of Stapledon's work offers many of his fictional gems, including sections of his best-known novels, Last and First Men, Darkness and the Light, and Star Maker, and the complete test of a novella, The Flames: A Fantasy and the story "Old Man in New World." Many previously unpublished writings, such as Stapledon's essays, poems, memoirs, and letters round out this collection.

Mr. Men in London

Author: Roger Hargreaves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405290814

Category: Mr. Men (Fictitious characters)

Page: 32

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The Mr Men are in London. Everyone is very excited. Mr Busy is taking them on a very busy tour of the sights, including Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. But will they get into a tangle on the tube and what will Mr Uppity make of it all? Mr Men and Little Miss Celebrations introduce children to all the exciting occasions that people celebrate including birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, sporting events ... and even a trip to the moon.

Men in This Town

London, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan, New York

Author: Giuseppe Santamaria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742707815

Category: Design

Page: 271

View: 8008

From five distinct cities around the world - Sydney, Tokyo, Milan, London and New York - photographer, art director and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern man. Giuseppe seeks out the everyday man in each city whose dress sense speaks out about who they are. Alongside striking images captured from the streets, Giuseppe has chosen a handful of men from each city with a particular, distinct style and photographed them in their various attire, as well as profiled them about their particular approach to fashion and their sense of the menswear scene today.

The Children of Men

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307367711

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin to the omnipotent Warden of England, a dictator of great subtlety, has resigned himself to apathy. Then he meets Julian, a bright, attractive woman, who wants Theo to join her circle of unlikely revolutionaries, a move that may shatter his shell of passivity.… And maybe, just maybe, hold the key to survival for the human race. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fighting Men of London

Author: Alex Daley

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781785314018

Category:

Page: 288

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The compelling life stories of seven former professional boxers who fought between the 1930s and 1960s. This was a golden age when our top fighters were working-class heroes and boxing was as popular as football. It covers such subjects as booth fighting, exploitation in boxing, East End poverty, World War II London, crime and the Kray twins.

Hard Climate

Author: Susan Mac Nicol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535446129

Category:

Page: 158

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Eco-warrior Mango Manning must shake the demons of his past to win back London nightclub owner Ryan Bishop, who is suddenly facing issues of his own. WITH BOTH HANDS Brawny, beautiful, complicated and sexy as hell, eco-warrior Mango Manning is everything performer and London nightclub owner Ryan Bishop wants in a life-partner. But Mango has been loving and leaving Ryan for the past two years, and Ryan's had enough. That's why he's moving on. Ryan's the monogamous type-which means now he'll be alone at the worst possible time. Mango Manning knows he's screwed up and has commitment issues. That's why he's been so on-and-off with Ryan these past two years. He'd thought he found a safe haven, a place to hide from the losses of his past, but there are other demons you just can't escape. Like Ryan's health. If Mango is to put things right, he must man up and discover a way back into Club Delish and the heart of its owner. Only then can they look to the future together, come what may. True happiness will slip through their fingers...unless they both grab on and hold tight.

The Book of Dave

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902507

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self's dazzling sixth novel What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake? Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are. At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. 'Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet' GQ 'Mindboggling ... darkly hilarious ... A fascinating book' Evening Standard Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.

Men of Men

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499860595

Category: Fiction

Page: 721

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The second book in the epic Ballantyne series Zouga was left alone, as alone in spirit as he had ever been in any of his wanderings across the vast African continent. He had spent almost the last penny he owned on these few square feet of yellow earth at the bottom of this hot and dusty pit. He had no men to help him work it, no experience, no capital.' A tribal battle. An Empire's war. Zouga Ballantyne has in his blood a fanatic's need to find diamonds, one that will take him to Southern Africa's most punishing places. Losing his wife to one of the many sicknesses that haunt the diamond mine camp, Zouga and his sons must find another way through the country, helping to build the British Empire, and developing their own form of civilisation in the face of tribal opposition. But the Ballantyne family success comes at a price -the sacrifice of the local Matabele tribe, who have tried to live alongside the colonists, but are slowly losing everything. In the face of exploitation, violence and greed, who will triumph in the land of ruthless men?

The Songs of St Petersburg

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091944244

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility. 'A comic masterpiece.' The Times 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.' Sunday Times 'Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight.' Mail on Sunday 'If we do a better book than this one on the book club this year we will be very very lucky.' Matt Williams, Radio 2 Book Club 'Abundant in humour, history and humanity' Sunday Telegraph 'Wistful, whimsical and wry.' Sunday Express On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.