The Wonder

The Wonder

by J. D. Beresford

Paperback Publication Date: 01/11/1999

RRP  $39.99 $36.95
Nothing will ever mystify or challenge the Wonder. He masters entire libraries and languages with little effort. No equation, no problem is too difficult to solve. His casual conversations with ministers and philosophers decimate their vaunted beliefs and crush their cherished intellectual ambitions. The Wonder compels obedience and silence with a glance. His mother idolizes him as a god. Yet no one is more hated or alone than the Wonder. This is the chilling tale of Victor Stott, an English boy born thousands of years ahead of his time. Raised in the village of Hampdenshire, the strangely proportioned young Victor possesses mental abilities vastly superior to those of his fellow villagers. The incomprehensible intellect and powers of the Wonder inspire awe, provoke horror, and eventually threaten to rip apart Hampdenshire. Long recognized as a classic of speculative fiction but never before widely available, The Wonder is one of the first novels about a "superman." J. D. Beresford's subtle and intriguing story of a boy with superhuman abilities paved the way for such noted works as Philip Wylie's Gladiator and A. E. van Vogt's Slan
ISBN:
9780803261624
9780803261624
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-11-1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
297
Dimensions (mm):
203x133x16mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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