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Author Gaspar, Enrique, 1842-1902.
Title Anacronópete. English
The time ship : a chrononautical journey / Enrique Gaspar ; edited, translated, and introduced by Yolanda Molina-Gavilán and Andrea Bell ; with illustrations by Francesc Soler from the original 1887 edition.
Imprint Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2012]

Subject Time travel -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
China -- Fiction.
Alt Name Molina-Gavilán, Yolanda.
Bell, Andrea L., 1960-
Description 1 online resource (xlii, 196 pages) : illustrations
Summary "H.G. Wells wasn't the only nineteenth-century writer to dream of a time machine. The Spanish playwright Enrique Gaspar published El anacronopete--"He who flies against time"--Eight years before Wells's influential work appeared. The novel begins at the 1878 Paris Exposition, where Dr. Don Sindulfo unveils his new invention--which looks like a giant sailing vessel. Soon the doctor embarks on a voyage back in time, accompanied by a motley crew of French prostitutes and Spanish soldiers. The purpose of his expedition is to track down the imprisoned wife of a third-century Chinese emperor, believed to possess the secret to immortality. A classic tale of obsession, high adventure, and star-crossed love, The Time Ship includes intricately drawn illustrations from the original 1887 edition, and a critical introduction that argues persuasively for The Time Ship's historical importance to science fiction and world literature."--Project Muse.
Note "With illustrations by Francesc Soler from the original 1887 edition."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-193).
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Time Ship's Place in the History of Science Fiction; Chapter 1: In Which It Is Proved That FORWARD Is Not the Byword of Progress; Chapter 2: A Lecture within Everyone's Reach; Chapter 3: Theory of Time: How It Is Made, How It Is Unmade; Chapter 4: Which Deals with Family Affairs; Chapter 5: Cupid and Mars; Chapter 6: The Vehicle as School of Morality; Chapter 7: Away!; Chapter 8: Retroactive Effects; Chapter 9: The Gradual Reduction and Ultimate Elimination of the Army.
Chapter 10: In Which a Seemingly Insignificant Yet Greatly Important Incident Takes PlaceChapter 11: A Bit of Tiresome, Though Necessary, Erudition; Chapter 12: Forty-eight Hours in the Celestial Empire; Chapter 13: Nineteenth-century Europe Meets Third-century China; Chapter 14: An Unexpected Guest; Chapter 15: The Resurrection of the Dead before Judgment Day; Chapter 16: Where All Is Explained and All Is Entangled; Chapter 17: Bread and Circuses; Chapter 18: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi; Chapter 19: Shipwrecked in the Sky; Chapter 20: The Best One; Not Because It's Better but Because It's Last.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780819572394 (electronic bk.)
081957239X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 809846577
Additional Format Print version: Gaspar, Enrique, 1842-1902. Anacronópete. English. Time ship. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2012 9780819572387 (DLC) 2011041423 (OCoLC)758844709