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The Time Ship
A Chrononautical Journey
Enrique Gaspar; Yolanda Molina-Gavilán, trans.; Andrea L. Bell, trans.; Yolanda Molina-Gavilán, intro.; Andrea L. Bell, intro.

Early Classics of Science Fiction

2012 • 240 pp. 52 illus. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Fiction & Literature / Science Fiction

$24.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7293-6
$70.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7238-7

$19.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7239-4

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Globe-trotting scientists pursue immortality and love in the world’s first time machine

H. G. Wells wasn’t the only nineteenth-century writer to dream of a time machine. The Spanish playwright Enrique Gaspar published El anacronópete—“He who flies against time”—eight years before Wells’s influential work appeared. The novel begins at the 1878 Paris Exposition, where Dr. Don Sindulfo unveils his new invention—which looks like a giant sailing vessel. Soon the doctor embarks on a voyage back in time, accompanied by a motley crew of French prostitutes and Spanish soldiers. The purpose of his expedition is to track down the imprisoned wife of a third-century Chinese emperor, believed to possess the secret to immortality. A classic tale of obsession, high adventure, and star-crossed love, The Time Ship includes intricately drawn illustrations from the original 1887 edition, and a critical introduction that argues persuasively for The Time Ship’s historical importance to science fiction and world literature.

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ENRIQUE GASPAR (1842–1902) was a Spanish diplomat and pioneer of social theater. YOLANDA MOLINA-GAVILÁN is a professor of Spanish at Eckerd College. ANDREA L. BELL is a professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at Hamline University. Molina-Gavilán and Bell are the coeditors of Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain.

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