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Paris in the Twentieth Century (book review) Jules Verne

210125: have to up the rating from three, as it persists in melancholy way. this is not Jules Verne as science fiction/engineering celebrant but more about unquantifiable loss of arts and humanities in world dedicated to rule of the machine. short book, quaint, querulous, quick. can certainly see how this is not one of his 'extraordinary adventures' and would not get many readers then (1863) or even when it was found and published (1994). interesting view of how those times imagined our times...

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