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Description - Tomorrow's Eve by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

Take one inventive genius indebted to the friend who saved his life; add an English aristocrat hopelessly consumed with a selfish and spiritually bankrupt woman; stir together with a Faustian pact to create the perfect woman--and voila! Tomorrow's Eve is served. Robert Martin Adams's graceful translation is the first to bring to English readers this captivating fable of a Thomas Edison-like inventor and his creation, the radiant and tragic android Hadaly. Adams's introduction sketches the uncompromising idealism of the proud but penurious aristocrat Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Auguste, Count Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, a friend and admired colleague of Charles Baudelaire, Stephane Mallarme, and Richard Wagner. Villiers dazzles us with a gallery of electronic wonders while unsettling us with the implications of his (and our) increasingly mechanized and mechanical society. A witty and acerbic tale in which human nature, spiritual values, and scientific possibilities collide, Tomorrow's Eve retains an enduring freshness and edge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252069550
ISBN-10: 0252069552
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 916mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838-99) was a French poet whose works include the short story collection Contes Cruels and the play Axel. Robert Martin Adams was the author of Divertimenti, Strains of Discord: Studies in Literary Openness,and other books.