The Last Man
by Mary Shelley
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2008
Number of pages: 216
Set in an apocalyptic future ending in the year 2100, this novel concerns a plague that destroys almost all of humankind. Published in 1826 after the death of her husband and three children, The Last Man is Shelley's dark look at an apocalyptic future.
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