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   Last Man, The, by Mary Shelley  
 
  Novel, first publication in May 1826 , latest edition in May 2000
 
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      A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley's most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters.

     
     
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  • 21th Century
  • After the Apocalypse - Post-holocaust - Apocalypse
  • Became a Film
  • End of the World - End of Man
  • Plague - Disease - Epidemic - Virus

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