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Fire in the Stone
Prehistoric Fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel
Nicholas Ruddick

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Notes on References
• Introduction: The Fiction of Hominization
• GENERIC EVOLUTION
• From Boitard’s
Paris before Man to London’s Before Adam
• From Rosny’s First Artist to del Rey’s Last Neanderthal
• From Fisher’s “Testament of Man” to Auel’s “Earth’s Children”
• THEMATIC EVOLUTION
• Nature and Human Nature
• Sex and Gender
• Race or the Human Race
• A Cultural Triad: Language, Religion, Art
• Coda: Baxter’s
Evolution and Post-Hominization
• A Prehistoric Chronology
• Notes
• Works Cited
• Illustration Credits
• Index

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