The Wonder

The Wonder - Bison Frontiers of Imagination

Paperback (01 Nov 1999) | English

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Synopsis

Nothing will ever mystify or challenge the Wonder. He masters entire libraries and languages with little effort. No equation, no problem is too difficult to solve. His casual conversations with ministers and philosophers decimate their vaunted beliefs and crush their cherished intellectual ambitions. The Wonder compels obedience and silence with a glance. His mother idolizes him as a god. Yet no one is more hated or alone than the Wonder.
This is the chilling tale of Victor Stott, an English boy born thousands of years ahead of his time. Raised in the village of Hampdenshire, the strangely proportioned young Victor possesses mental abilities vastly superior to those of his fellow villagers. The incomprehensible intellect and powers of the Wonder inspire awe, provoke horror, and eventually threaten to rip apart Hampdenshire.
Long recognized as a classic of speculative fiction but never before widely available, The Wonder is one of the first novels about a "superman." J. D. Beresford's subtle and intriguing story of a boy with superhuman abilities paved the way for such noted works as Philip Wylie's Gladiator and A. E. van Vogt's Slan

Book information

ISBN: 9780803261624
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Imprint: Bison Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 295
Weight: 340g
Height: 133mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 16mm