Coming Race

Coming Race

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." .The Coming Race drew heavily on his interest in the occult and contributed to the birth of the science fiction genre. Unquestionably, its story of a subterranean race of men waiting to reclaim the surface is one of the first science fiction novels. The novel centres on a young, independently wealthy traveler (the narrator), who accidentally finds his way into a subterranean world occupied by beings who seem to resemble angels, who call themselves Vril-ya. The hero soon discovers that they are descendants of an antediluvian civilisation who live in networks of subterranean caverns linked by tunnels. The narrator suggests that in time, the Vril-ya will run out of habitable spaces underground and will start claiming the surface of the earth, destroying mankind in the process, if necessary. (Summary compiled from Wikipedia)

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    Chapter 09
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    Chapters 10-11
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    Chapter 12
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    Chapters 13-14
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    Chapter 15
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    Chapter 16
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    Chapter 17
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    Chapter 18
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    Chapters 19-20
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    Chapter 21
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    Chapter 22
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    Chapters 23- 24
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    Chapter 25-Part 1
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    Chapter 25-Part 2
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    Chapter 26
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    Chapters 27-28
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    Chapter 29
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