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The Last Man (Wordsworth Classics) (original 1826; edição 2004)

por Mary Shelley (Autor)

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'The last man! I may well describe that solitary being's feelings, feeling myself as the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.' Mary Shelley, Journal (May 1824).Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband's death.It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of thehuman race by plague.The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman a clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure ofthe imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters.… (mais)
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Título:The Last Man (Wordsworth Classics)
Autores:Mary Shelley (Autor)
Informação:Wordsworth Editions (2004), Edition: New edition, 432 pages
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The Last Man por Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1826)

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This book was okay, but it was too long and rambling for me. I liked the story and was interested in the adventure that the last man on earth had, but it was a little too nineteenth century for me. (Of course, I know it was written two centuries ago. I think people had more time for a good book and wanted to really read back in those days - they appreciated a story that went on forever.) ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
Frankenstein remains a foundational text for me. Mary Shelley’s other works just can’t compare. I started to read this work, then turned to skimming, and then just flipped through chapters. Nothing grabbed me. I feel bad but that’s just my personal opinion. ( )
  drew_asson | Dec 3, 2020 |
In a future still decades away, a deadly disease shakes the world and threatens all its inhabitants.

This book is broken up into three volumes. In Volume I, the principal characters are introduced using the "tell" method rather than the "show" method. We are told how certain characters are, but we don't get a ton of viewing them in action. Dialogue is limited but long-winded when it appears. There is a lot of almost a drawing-room period piece where we are seeing how a bunch of young people might pair off into marriage or not. However, it would be a bad example of said genre as it's mostly incredibly dull. After reading the rest of the book, my conclusion is that the entirety of Volume I was unnecessary; a chapter (or two at most) introducing the characters would have sufficed.

Volume II deals with a war, environmental havoc, and a plague breaking loose across the entire globe. This sounds like it should be adventurous and page-turning, but Shelley somehow makes it mostly tedious. There are some passages that are indeed beautifully written but a lot of it is repetitive. Again, little dialogue except flowery monologues; the rest is mostly the narrator "telling," not "showing" how events are unraveling and characters are reacting. Still, this is undoubtedly the best part of the book.

Volume III is basically more of the same of Volume II. The plague is continuing to make its progress, but really the vast majority of this volume is essentially redundant with the previous volume. The inevitability of it all kind of takes away anything that might have been compelling.

In short, this book has a promising premise but is mired in tedious, overly wordy passages that amount to not much of anything being said. Personal dramas, politics, and a pandemic seem like the stuff to make a thrilling title but that just wasn't the case here. The characters were bland and/or unlikable, making it hard to care about their fates that the reader knew were coming anyway.

In sum, this is a totally skippable title. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Aug 23, 2020 |
From the author of Frankenstein, this book describes a plague that wipes out everyone in the world leaving just one person to write the story. The book is over long and terribly wordy. ( )
1 vote M_Clark | May 31, 2020 |
الإنسان الأخير
الجزء الأول من رواية ماري تشيللي
مؤلفة فرانكنشتاين ، قصة الخيال العلمي المعروفة
معظم أحداث الجزء الأول عن علاقات عاطفية بين شخوص الرواية ومن المفترض انها تتحدث عن حقبة مستقبلية
ولكني صراحة لم أشعر من طريقة الحديث بينهم وتخيل القلاع والقصور الا بالعصور القديمة. وهذا سبب انخفاض التقييم
وأعتقد أن ذروة الرواية في الجزء الثاني
الإنسان الأخير "الطاعون" فلكي لا أتسرع في الحكم
سأشرع فيها كي أبدي رأي سليم ( )
  Maaly_Ahmed | Apr 17, 2020 |
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'The last man! I may well describe that solitary being's feelings, feeling myself as the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.' Mary Shelley, Journal (May 1824).Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband's death.It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of thehuman race by plague.The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman a clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure ofthe imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters.

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