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The Age of Wonders by Aharon Apelfeld

Title The Age of Wonders
Author Aharon Apelfeld
Publisher David R Godine Pub
Release 1981
Category Fiction
Total Pages 270
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Jewish writer under the pressures of pre-World War II Austrian anti-Semitism falls to pieces in a narration provided by his son, who returns to his father's town thirty years later

Title The Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author Richard Holmes
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release 2009-10-15
Category History
Total Pages 380
ISBN 0007349882
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes’s dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achievement.

Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell

Title Age of Wonders
Author David G. Hartwell
Publisher Macmillan
Release 2017-01-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0765398133
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction gives an insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field, David G. Hartwell (1941-2016). David G. Hartwell edited science fiction and fantasy for over twenty years. In that time, he worked with acclaimed and popular writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, L.E. Modesitt, Terry Bisson, Lisa Goldstein, and Philip Jose Farmer, and discovered hot new talents like Kathleen Ann Goonan and Patrick O'Leary. Now in Age of Wonder, Hartwell describes the field he loved, worked in, and shaped as editor, critic, and anthologist. Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonder is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Age of Wonder remains "the landmark work" Roger Zelazny called the first edition. The book contains sections that offer advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy. Age of Wonder still lives up to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Vonda McIntyre's description: "An entertaining and provocative book that will inspire discussion and argument for years to come." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes

Title The Age of Wonder
Author Richard Holmes
Publisher Vintage
Release 2009-07-14
Category Science
Total Pages 576
ISBN 0307378322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.

Title Toys in the Age of Wonder
Author Mark Rich
Publisher McFarland
Release 2020-09-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0786443928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the middle 1800s, toys were appearing in forms that drew upon--and that inspired--advances in areas such as optics, biology, geography, transportation, and automation. In these decades, too, a new type of wonder tale was being brought to maturity by a Poe-inspired Jules Verne. The modern wonder tale's highly-charged vision expressed the hopes and the fears, and the delights and the traumas, engendered by "new worlds idealism"--that Western pursuit of both mechanical and geographical conquest. Exploring realms belonging to childhood, literature, science, and history, this innovative study weaves together the histories of wonder tales and children's toys, focusing specifically on their modern aspects and how they reflect and express the social attitudes of that time period beginning around 1859 and ending around 1957.

Title Toys in the Age of Wonder
Author Mark Rich
Publisher McFarland
Release 2020-08-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 344
ISBN 1476639787
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the middle 1800s, toys were appearing in forms that drew upon--and that inspired--advances in areas such as optics, biology, geography, transportation, and automation. In these decades, too, a new type of wonder tale was being brought to maturity by a Poe-inspired Jules Verne. The modern wonder tale's highly-charged vision expressed the hopes and the fears, and the delights and the traumas, engendered by "new worlds idealism"--that Western pursuit of both mechanical and geographical conquest. Exploring realms belonging to childhood, literature, science, and history, this innovative study weaves together the histories of wonder tales and children's toys, focusing specifically on their modern aspects and how they reflect and express the social attitudes of that time period beginning around 1859 and ending around 1957.

The Ages of Wonder Woman by Joseph J. Darowski

Title The Ages of Wonder Woman
Author Joseph J. Darowski
Publisher McFarland
Release 2013-11-18
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0786471220
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A valuable contribution to the study of this character”—Journal of American Culture "The character is both iconic and mysterious, recognizable but hard to understand. Part of the problem is that she has been repeatedly reinterpreted depending on the sensibilities of the era”—Year’s Work in English Studies "There are many things to like about Darowski’s Ages of Wonder Woman...accessible and clearly written...provides much value to a general audience...especially those interested in the history of pop culture and Wonder Woman’s place in it”--SFRA Review "Nineteen essays about the Amazon warrior and how she’s changed over the years...Wonder Woman has always been seen as one of the leading DC characters...few have had a real fix on what she is really about”—SFCrowsnest "Goes into extensive detail about the individual characters starting from their origins and their transition and evolution through the decades...makes for fascinating reading”—Collector’s Corner Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.

The Age of Wonder by Michael Grieg

Title The Age of Wonder
Author Michael Grieg
Publisher Dutton Adult
Release 1988
Category Love strories, American
Total Pages 286
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ages of Wonder by Julie E. Czerneda

Title Ages of Wonder
Author Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher Penguin
Release 2009-03-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1440687773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Nineteen stories of myth and magic through the centuries Here are nineteen original stories of myth, magic, and the creatures of fantasy, as seen through different historical eras— from the Age of Antiquity to the Age of Sails, the Colonial Age, the Age of Pioneers, the Pre-Modern Age, and the Age to come...

An Age of Wonders by William E. Burns

Title An Age of Wonders
Author William E. Burns
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release 2002
Category History
Total Pages 228
ISBN 9780719061400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Monstrous births, rains of blood, apparitions of battles in the sky--people in early modern England found all of these events to carry important religious and political meanings. In "An Age of Wonders. "William Burns explores the process by which these events became religiously and politically insignificant in the Restoration period.

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