The Lost Worlds Romance: From Dawn till Dusk

Synopsis

During the first part of the 19th century, the Lost Worlds Romance, a new literary form, appeared in which an explorer, most often a scientist, made a voyage to what was then considered to be a remote part of the earth where he discovered a fantastic lost world. This book surveys the Lost Worlds Romance from its beginnings, as it evolved from travel literature and utopian fiction, to its eclipse when there were no more unexplored corners of the earth and it took to the stars, evolving into modern science fiction.