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Romane & Krimis / Fantasy, Science Fiction
Lord of the World
von Robert Hugh Benson
Verlag: Alan Rodgers Books LLC
Taschenbuch
ISBN: 978-1-58715-585-7
Erschienen am 01.10.2001
Sprache: Englisch
Format: 229 mm [H] x 152 mm [B] x 15 mm [T]
Gewicht: 421 Gramm
Umfang: 256 Seiten

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Biografische Anmerkung

A CENTURY BEFORE THERE WAS LORD OF THE WORLD
Imagine a godless age, a time when all the world has fallen prey to soulless communism. This is the world that Christ comes to as he returns to us. This is the Second Coming. This is the End of Time. This is the Apocalypse. According to his biographer, Fr. Cyril Martindale, Mgr. Benson's depiction of the future was in many ways an inversion of the science fiction novels of H. G. Wells. In particular, Benson was sickened by Wells' belief that Atheism, Marxism, World Government, and Eugenics would lead to an earthly utopia. Due to his depiction of a Wellsian future as a global police state, Benson's novel has been called one of the first modern works of dystopian fiction.



Robert Hugh Benson (1871 - 1914) was an English Anglican priest who in 1903 was received into the Roman Catholic Church in which he was ordained priest in 1904. He was a prolific writer of fiction and wrote the notable dystopian novel Lord of the World (1907). His output encompassed historical, horror and science fiction, contemporary fiction, children's stories, plays, apologetics, devotional works and articles. He continued his writing career at the same time as he progressed through the hierarchy to become a Chamberlain to the Pope in 1911 and subsequently titled Monsignor.


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