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The Tale of the Next Great War 1871-1914 By I. F. Clarke

The Tale of the Next Great War 1871-1914 by I. F. Clarke

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Time speeds backwards to the 1870s, to the alpha point of modern futuristic fiction, when a new college of prophets and predictors first began to describe the new machines, the new societies, and the new wars that would follow in the next decade or the next century.

The Tale of the Next Great War 1871-1914 Summary

The Tale of the Next Great War 1871-1914: Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-come by I. F. Clarke

This selection of short stories offers a return journey through the future as it used to be. Time speeds backwards to the 1870s, to the alpha point of modern futuristic fiction, when a new college of prophets and predictors first began to describe the new machines, the new societies, and the new wars that would follow in the next decade or the next century. The imaginary wars in this collection of sixteen stories are powerful reminiscences of dominant expectations as these were perceived and projected during a fateful period of European history. They are venerable echoes from the last age of innocence, before the military technologies of the First World War demonstrated in the most brutal ways that the unexpected can make nonsense of assumptions about the future.

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This excellent anthology makes available a generous and well-chosen selection of future-war narratives ... a worthy and very welcome companion [to I. F. Clarke's earlier work on futuristic fiction].
Paul Alkon, Utopian Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Illustrations Introduction: The Paper Warriors and their Fights of Fantasy - I. F. Clarke The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer (1871) - General Sir George Tomkyns Chesney The Battle of Dorking (1871) - Anonymous Der Ruhm; or, The Wreck of German Unity. The Narrative of a Brandenburger Hauptmann (1871) - Anonymous La Guerre au Vingtieme Siecle (1887) - Albert Robida The Taking of Dover (1888) - Horace Francis Lester Ina Conning Tower: How I Took HMS Majestic into Action - Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster The Stricken Nation (1890) - Hugh Grattan Donnelly The Raid of Le Vengeur (1901) - George Griffith The Green Curve (1907) - Major-General Sir Ernest Swinton The Trenches (1908) - Captain C. E. Vickers The Secret of the Army Aeroplane (1909) - A. A. Milne The Unparalleled Invasion: Excerpt from Walt Nervin's Certain Essays in History (1910) - Jack London A Vision of the Future (1912) - Gustaf Janson 'Planes!' (1913) - Frederick Britten Austin Danger! Being the Log of Captain John Sirius (1914) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Frankreichs Ende im Jahr 19?? (1914) - Adolf Sommerfeld Bibliographical Notes Biographical Notes

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GOR001983897
9780853234593
0853234590
The Tale of the Next Great War 1871-1914: Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-come by I. F. Clarke
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Liverpool University Press
1995-09-01
400
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