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A Fantasy of Dr Ox

A Fantasy of Dr Ox

by Jules Verne
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/06/2019
  $24.25

In the somnolent Flemish town of Quiquendone disagreements are unheard of, courtships might last a decade and not a ripple of activity can be seen at all.

But when the mysterious Dr Ox and his assistant Ygene move into the neighbourhood, strange things begin to happen: animals become aggressive, fruits grow huge in size, plants climb more vigorously and tempers flare up, leading the once phlegmatic townsfolk to bitter confrontations and pushing them to the brink of all-out violence.

Verne, the acclaimed author of immortal tales of adventure and early science fiction, can be seen here in a different light, regaling readers of all ages with a light-hearted satire that, in its warnings about the dangers of scientific experimentation, has a clear and troubling resonance with our times.

ISBN:
9781847497970
9781847497970
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-06-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Weight:
0.13kg
Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the 'Father of Science Fiction.'

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