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Born Again

By Lawson, Alfred

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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Born Again  
Author: Lawson, Alfred
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction, Science fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Born Again
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Publication Date:
1904
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Lawson, A. (1904). Born Again. Retrieved from http://www.worldebooklibrary.com/


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I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot. - oddbooks.co.uk Alfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of vegetarianism and economic reform, and the founder of a pseudo-scientific crackpot philosophy called Lawsonomy. Born Again, his only novel, is a bizarre, delirious, and delightfully silly utopian science-fiction novel that lays the groundwork for the philosophy that would later dominate Lawson's life. It tells the story of John Convert, a wayward, seafaring soul (based loosely on Lawson, minus the conveniently symbolic initials) who is tossed overboard by his crewmen after a physical altercation. Convert awakens on an island inhabited by a race of superhuman giants -- called the Sagemen -- who slumber in their subterranean city. He then meets Arletta, a giantess who takes Convert on a journey that will change his life in ways too fantastically strange to imagine. (Introduction by ChuckW)

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Fiction, Science fiction, Adventure, Philosophy

 

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