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Paris in the twentieth century, Jules Verne ; translated by Richard Howard - (trade hardcover)

A futuristic novel, written in the 1860s, describing the Paris of the 1960s, a city of cars, computers, even fax machines. The rulers are corporations, technology is god and people are expected to accept material profit as the reason for living. The novel was rejected by the publisher of the day as unrealistic
Table Of Contents
Ch. I. The Academic Credit Union -- Ch. II. A Panorama of the Streets of Paris -- Ch. III. An Eminently Practical Family -- Ch. IV. Concerning Some Nineteenth-Century Authors, and the Difficulty of Obtaining Them -- Ch. V. Which Treats of Calculating Machines and Self-protecting Safes -- Ch. VI. In Which Quinsonnas Appears on the Ledger's Summit -- Ch. VII. Three Drones -- Ch. VIII. Which Concerns Music, Ancient and Modern, and the Practical Utilization of Certain Instruments -- Ch. IX. A Visit to Uncle Huguenin -- Ch. X. Grand Review of French Authors Conducted by Uncle Huguenin, Sunday, April 15, 1961 -- Ch. XI. A Stroll to the Port de Grenelle -- Ch. XII. Quinsonnas's Opinions on Women -- Ch. XIII. Concerning the Ease with Which an Artist Can Starve to Death in the Twentieth Century -- Ch. XIV. Le Grand Entrepot Dramatique -- Ch. XV. Poverty -- Ch. XVI. The Demon of Electricity -- Ch. XVII. Et in Pulverem Reverteris
Literary Form
1st U.S. ed.
"The lost novel"--Jacket
Physical Description
p. cm.

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