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The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia (Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction Series)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 346-349).

Synopsis:

In Kenneth Mackay's 1895 admonitory tale, Britain's attention and military forces are diverted by a Russian attack on India, and Australia is left defenseless. The Russians lead the invasion force, but for readers of the Victorian Age, the real horror is the use of Chinese troops. This sweeping speculative story foreshadows the rapid growth of nationalism in the 20th Century. It also takes remarkable risks with its subject matter and its audience, challenging both literary and moral conventions. The Wesleyan edition--the first version of the book published in over a hundred years--includes facsimile illustrations from the original text, a new introduction and thorough notations. Peopled with extraordinary characters, swiftly plotted, and thrillingly romantic, this influential classic fantasy is as fascinating today as it was more than a century ago.

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A classic adventure story of a Chinese invasion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819566324
Editor:
Enstice, Andrew
Editor:
Webb, Janeen
Editor:
Enstice, Andrew
Editor:
Webb, Janeen
Author:
MacKay, James Alexander Kenne
Author:
MacKay, Kenneth
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Location:
Middletown, Conn.
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction Series
Series Volume:
IMS-20
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.40x6.36x.99 in. 1.17 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Wesleyan University Press - English 9780819566324 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Kenneth Mackay's 1895 admonitory tale, Britain's attention and military forces are diverted by a Russian attack on India, and Australia is left defenseless. The Russians lead the invasion force, but for readers of the Victorian Age, the real horror is the use of Chinese troops. This sweeping speculative story foreshadows the rapid growth of nationalism in the 20th Century. It also takes remarkable risks with its subject matter and its audience, challenging both literary and moral conventions. The Wesleyan edition--the first version of the book published in over a hundred years--includes facsimile illustrations from the original text, a new introduction and thorough notations. Peopled with extraordinary characters, swiftly plotted, and thrillingly romantic, this influential classic fantasy is as fascinating today as it was more than a century ago.
"Synopsis" by , A classic adventure story of a Chinese invasion.
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