The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-second Century, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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H. Colburn, 1828 - Feminist fiction, English
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Published in 1827, Loudon's novel is one of the earliest pieces of women's science fiction. Set in 22nd century England, the story features a society that, although technologically quite advanced, is ... Read full review

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"The ancient Egyptians you know, believed the souls of their mummies were chained to them in a torpid state till the final day of judgment, and supposing this hypotheses to be correct, there is every ... Read full review

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Page 312 - Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; Love her, and she shall keep thee; Exalt. her, and she shall promote
Page 311 - is of a pleasant pungency. Such a book is much to our tastes, as we infinitely prefer laughing at the extravagancies of the world, to bewailing them.
Page 311 - A NEW SERIES of ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS, selected from the Original Oriental MS., and now first translated into English by the Rev.
Page 311 - declaimer; the pompous. empty man in office; and though last, not least, the surfeited and satisfied high churchman; all figure in their most ludicrous phases—nor should we omit to mention, that the conceited utilitarian comes in for his share of
Page 311 - 5. RICHMOND; or, SCENES in the LIFE of a BOW-STREET OFFICER; drawn up from his private Memoranda. 3
Page 219 - round his heart. Still, he stood immoveable, and gazing intently on the mummy, whose eyes had opened with the shock, and were now fixed on those of Edric, shining with supernatural lustre. In vain Edric attempted to rouse
Page 125 - may think this is strange, Who Wednesbury never knew. But those who have ever been there, Won't have the least doubt but it's true. For they are all savage by nature, And guilty of deeds
Page 281 - supporting ropes, and others roughly overset. Luckily, however, the whole of England was at this time so completely excavated, that falling upon the surface of the earth was like tumbling upon the parchment of an immense drum, and consequently only a deep hollow sound was returned as cargo after cargo of the demolished balloons struck upon it; though
Page 219 - vain to turn away from that withering glance. The mummy's eyes still pursued him with their ghastly brightness; they seemed to possess the fabled fascination of those of the rattle-snake, and though he shrank from their gaze, they still glared horribly upon him. Edric's senses swam, yet he could not move from the spot; he remained fixed, chained, and immoveable, his eyes still
Page iii - I HAVE long wished to write a novel, but I could not determine what it was to be about. I could not bear any thing common-place, and I did not know what to do for a hero.

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