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The Absolute at Large

(1927)
A novel by

 
 
In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator's superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the world's population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war. Set in the mid-twentieth century, The Absolute at Large questions the ethics and rampant spread of power, mass production, and atomic weapons that Karel Capek saw in the technological and political revolutions occurring around him.

    

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November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel apek
ISBN: 1-4437-2531-5 / 978-1-4437-2531-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperides Press
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December 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-8240-1403-0 / 978-0-8240-1403-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Garland Pub.,N.Y.
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June 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Absolute at Large (Classics of Science Fiction)
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-88355-104-7 / 978-0-88355-104-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-77323-072-7 / 978-1-77323-072-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Stellar Classics
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-68422-096-3 / 978-1-68422-096-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-4782-2978-0 / 978-1-4782-2978-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-4067-3450-0 / 978-1-4067-3450-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperides Press
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-8032-6459-3 / 978-0-8032-6459-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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June 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-88355-133-0 / 978-0-88355-133-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Press Incorporated of Westport, CT
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK