The Diamond Lens and Other Stories

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The Diamond Lens and Other Stories

ISBN: 9781843913580
Authors(s): Fitz-James O’Brien

About The Diamond Lens and Other Stories:

Fitz-James O’Brien capitalised on the success of his predecessor Edgar Allan Poe in writing disturbing stories with demented protagonists. This collection of three tales shows his mastery of the macabre. ‘The Diamond Lens’ tells the tale of a lone scientist’s discovery of a microcosmic world within a drop of water, and his growing obsession in particular with the beautiful Animula, a fair maiden within this world which he can see but never enter. The insights O’Brien gives us to the scientist’s uncompromising pursuit of knowledge at any cost foreshadow the mad scientist familiar to science fiction readers in a multitude of works. In ‘What Was It?’ an invisible man is discovered by residents of a boarding house.

First Published (if available):
No of pages: 120
Published as: Paperback
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy