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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

James De Mille

"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" is the most popular of James De Mille's works. It was serialized posthumously in Harper's Weekly, and published in book form by Harper and Brothers of New York City in 1888. This satiric romance is the story of Adam More, a British sailor. Shipwrecked in Antarctica, he stumbles upon a tropical lost world of prehistoric animals, plants, and a cult of death-worshipping primitives. He also finds a highly developed human society which has reversed the values of Victorian society. Wealth is scorned and poverty revered; death and darkness are preferrable to life and light. Rather than accumulating wealth, the natives seek to divest themselves of it as quickly as possible. At the beginning of each year, the government imposes wealth (the burden of "reverse taxation") upon its unfortunate subjects as a form of punishment. A secondary plot about the four yachtsmen who find the manuscript forms a frame for the central narrative. [Condensed from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Strange_Manuscript_Found_in_a_Copper_Cylinder ]

"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" is the most popular of James De Mille's works. It was serialized posthumously in Harper's Weekly, and published in book form by Harper and Brothers of New York City in 1888. This satiric romance is the story of Adam More, a British sailor. Shipwrecked in Antarctica, he stumbles upon a tropical lost world of prehistoric animals, plants, and a cult of death-worshipping primitives. He also finds a highly developed human society which has reversed the values of Victorian society. Wealth is scorned and poverty revered; death and darkness are preferrable to life and light. Rather than accumulating wealth, the natives seek to divest themselves of it as quickly as possible. At the beginning of each year, the government imposes wealth (the burden of "reverse taxation") upon its unfortunate subjects as a form of punishment. A secondary plot about the four yachtsmen who find the manuscript forms a frame for the central narrative. [Condensed from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Strange_Manuscript_Found_in_a_Copper_Cylinder ]
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"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" is the most popular of James De Mille's works. It was serialized posthumously in Harper's Weekly, and published in book form by Harper and Brothers of New York City in 1888. This satiric romance is the story of Adam More, a British sailor. Shipwrecked in Antarctica, he stumbles upon a tropical lost world of prehistoric animals, plants, and a cult of death-worshipping primitives. He also finds a highly developed human society which has reversed the values of Victorian society. Wealth is scorned and poverty revered; death and darkness are preferrable to life and light. Rather than accumulating wealth, the natives seek to divest themselves of it as quickly as possible. At the beginning of each year, the government imposes wealth (the burden of "reverse taxation") upon its unfortunate subjects as a form of punishment. A secondary plot about the four yachtsmen who find the manuscript forms a frame for the central narrative. [Condensed from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Strange_Manuscript_Found_in_a_Copper_Cylinder ]

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:56