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A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder

Auhtor: James De Mille

Language: english
Published: 1888

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure,  fantasy
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Review by Beth Cholette, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder':

The satiric and fantastic romance is set in an imaginary semi-tropical land in Antarctica inhabited by prehistoric monsters and a cult of death-worshipers called the Kosekin.The main story of the novel is the narrative of the adventures of Adam More a British sailor shipwrecked on a homeward voyage from Tasmania. After passing through a subterranean tunnel of volcanic origin he finds himself in a lost world of prehistoric animals plants and people sustained by volcanic heat despite the long Antarctic night.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder':


... we should be going on ourselves, and the regatta couldn't come off but, as it is, the water is just right. You pick out your boat, and lay your bet ...
... We could scarcely tell what to do next, and while debating on this point we fell asleep. We slept far into the night, then awoke benumbed with cold ...
... authority, was actually terrible in her awful and repulsive ugliness. A nightmare dream never furnished forth a more frightful object. This nightmare ...
... no end, where I should be borne onward helplessly by the resistless tide to a mysterious and an appalling doom. The darkness grew so intolerable that ...
... years ago, and the writer could not have known anything about Ross's discoveries. Above all, he could not have thought of those two volcanoes unless ...
... which seemed to increase every moment. At length she approached and said something in the same strange language which the chief had used. I shook my head ...
... was like that of an alligator, the open jaws showed a fearful array of sharp teeth, the eyes were fiercely glowing, the long neck was covered with a coarse, ...
... length there came a rushing, crackling sound, as of something moving there among the trees, crushing down everything in its progress. We halted, and ...
... Indeed, there seemed to be a friendly rivalry in this which at times amounted to positive violence for more than once when a man was seen carrying ...
... sometimes happens so, said he, and then the result is, of course, distressing. For the children's sake the parents will often remain with one another, ...
... world of darkness but for my own part, it always seemed to me a state of nothingness. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder Chapter ...
... no occasion, said he. When the oars are taken in we always begin to rejoice. And why not? Death is near-it is almost certain. Why should we do ...
... know its blessedness as well as I. He turned away. I held Almah in my arms, and we watched the storm by the lightning-flashes and waited for the end. ...
... monster, and trust yourself to him? Certainly, said Layelah, quietly. He is very docile. There is harness here with which we can guide him. Should ...
... them would come forward as before. But waiting did no good, for no movement was made, and I had to try what I could do myself to rouse them. So I walked ...
... relieved the appalling desolation. Once or twice we made an attempt to penetrate into the country, where openings appeared. These openings seemed ...
... the floating wing of the athaleb close beside me. This I seized, and by means of it drew myself with Layelah alongside after which I succeeded ...
... of our late flight. He and Layelah had both been examined, as well as the Kosekin who had gone after us but Layelah's testimony was by far the ...
... and beyond all the tremendous horrors of the Mista Kosek! I do not know how the time passed, for at first I was almost stupefied with despair nor could ...
... satiric and fantastic romance is set in an imaginary semi-tropical land in Antarctica inhabited by prehistoric monsters and a cult of death-worshipers ...