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The Book of the Damned

by Charles Fort

ISBN: 9781101983249
ANNOTATION:
"The original classic of paranormal exploration"--Cover.
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ISBN: 9781101983249
ANNOTATION:
"The original classic of paranormal exploration"--Cover.

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"The original classic of paranormal exploration"--Cover.

Publisher Description

Welcome to a record of the damned. "By damned," wrote Charles Fort in 1919, "I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of the data that Science has excluded." Fort's record of the unknown was one of the first to expose us to visitors from space, monsters, poltergeists and floating islands. Frogs fall from the sky. Mysterious airships take flight in an age before the airplane. People disappear, reappear and spontaneously combust. This stand-alone, handsome edition exposes today's readers to the core work of Fort's extraordinary career-in which he pushed us to ask: What is out there?

Author Biography

Born in Albany, New York, in 1874, Charles Fort made the study of unexplained phenomena his lifeas work. After achieving modest success as a short-story writer and novelist, Fort began his work researching anomalous phenomena in the early 1920s, tirelessly cataloguing episodes of spontaneous combustion, spaceships, poltergeists, and other experiences and events that had been written off by science. A lasting influence on the evolution of science fiction as well as on science itself, Fort remains one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in all of Americana. He died in 1932 in New York

Review

"To me no one in the world has suggested the underlying depths and mysteries and possibilities as has Fort. To me he is simply stupendous." --Theodore Dreiser "The "enfant terrible" of science." --"The New York Times" "The Book of the Damned" whispered that there was something very wrong with how we thought about the world. Fort deliberately pushed his 'damned facts' on his readers, insisting that science had constructed its convenienttheories only by ignoring those facts that gave us trouble." --Jim Steinmeyer, author "Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural" "From the eBook edition."

Review Quote

"To me no one in the world has suggested the underlying depths and mysteries and possibilities as has Fort. To me he is simply stupendous." -- Theodore Dreiser "The enfant terrible of science." -- The New York Times " The Book of the Damned whispered that there was something very wrong with how we thought about the world. Fort deliberately pushed his 'damned facts' on his readers, insisting that science had constructed its convenienttheories only by ignoring those facts that gave us trouble." -- Jim Steinmeyer, author Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural From the eBook edition.

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This stand-alone, handsome edition exposes today's readers to the core work of Fort's extraordinary career-in which he pushed us to ask- What is out there?

Excerpt from Book

CONTENTS The Tarcher Cornerstone Editions Title Page Copyright Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Index About the Author 1 A procession of the damned. By the damned, I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded. Battalions of the accursed, captained by pallid data that I have exhumed, will march. You''ll read them--or they''ll march. Some of them livid and some of them fiery and some of them rotten. Some of them are corpses, skeletons, mummies, twitching, tottering, animated by companions that have been damned alive. There are giants that will walk by, though sound asleep. There are things that are theorems and things that are rags: they''ll go by like Euclid arm in arm with the spirit of anarchy. Here and there will flit little harlots. Many are clowns. But many are of the highest respectability. Some are assassins. There are pale stenches and gaunt superstitions and mere shadows and lively malices: whims and amiabilities. The na

Product Details

Author
Charles Fort
Short Title
BK OF THE DAMNED
Pages
400
Language
English
ISBN-10
1101983248
ISBN-13
9781101983249
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
US
Year
2016
Series
Cornerstone Editions
Subtitle
The Original Classic of Paranormal Exploration
Country of Publication
United States
Publisher
Tarcherperigee
Publication Date
2016-02-23
Audience
General/Trade