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" 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. "
The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-second Century - Page iii
by Mrs. Loudon (Jane) - 1828
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Origins of Futuristic Fiction

Paul Kent Alkon - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 341 pages
...establishes a metafictional framework for The Mummy by prefacing it with a forthright authorial confession: “I have long wished to write a novel, but I could...determine what it was to be about. I could not bear anything common-place, and I did not know what to do for a hero.” These are the first words readers...
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Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

Brian Attebery - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 210 pages
...her vexed relationship to her material. Loudon says in her introduction that her ambition is twofold: “I have long wished to write a novel, but I could...common-place, and I did not know what to do for a hero” (xxxvii). The male muse who appears to her offers a solution to the first problem: she may avoid the...
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Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

Brian Attebery - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 210 pages
...her vexed relationship to her material. Loudon says in her introduction that her ambition is twofold: “I have long wished to write a novel, but I could...common-place, and I did not know what to do for a hero” (xxxvii). The male muse who appears to her offers a solution to the first problem: she may avoid the...
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