A Strange Discovery

A Strange Discovery In this early work of science fiction narrated by an Englishman in America on business Doctors Bainbridge and Castleton discover that their patient is one Dirk Peters a character from Edgar Allan Po

  • Title: A Strange Discovery
  • Author: Charles Romyn Dake
  • ISBN: 9781435306080
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this early work of science fiction narrated by an Englishman in America on business, Doctors Bainbridge and Castleton discover that their patient is one Dirk Peters, a character from Edgar Allan Poe s novel The Narrative of A Gordon Pym Bainbridge recounts the story Peters tells, of his journey with Pym to a strange land at the South Pole From a lake of boiling lavaIn this early work of science fiction narrated by an Englishman in America on business, Doctors Bainbridge and Castleton discover that their patient is one Dirk Peters, a character from Edgar Allan Poe s novel The Narrative of A Gordon Pym Bainbridge recounts the story Peters tells, of his journey with Pym to a strange land at the South Pole From a lake of boiling lava in Antarctica to lengthy discussions of Poe s The Raven, this odd novelty of an adventure tale has something for anyone who appreciates Poe, Lovecraft, and classic literature Little is known about 19th century American writer CHARLES ROMYN DAKE, whose only published work is A Strange Discovery.

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    1. A Lost-Race novel, A Strange Discovery (1899) features a Roman colony in the Antarctic and is notable in that after long discussions in dialogue of his works it continues the story of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.

    2. This is another unofficial sequel to the 'Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allen Poe'. The tale of what happened to Pym is done in a fairly short way. Its being told by a doctor who extracted the information from Dirk Peters. As such it lacks detail at times. All of the characters are quite good and it has a number of interesting and funny digressions. There are various discussions on money, doomsday devices, medicine, politics etc. Can be a little dry at times especially when geology is [...]

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