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Fantasy of Dr Ox

Jules Verne Andrew Brown

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Alma Books
05 August 2019
Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Science fiction; Classic science fiction; Medical; Science
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 is tasked with providing lighting for the town, 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.
By:   Jules Verne
Translated by:   Andrew Brown
Imprint:   Alma Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   126g
ISBN:   9781847497970
ISBN 10:   1847497977
Series:   Alma Classics 101 Pages
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   05 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was the author of Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and many other tales of adventure and science fiction, which are still extremely popular today.

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