Aelita by Alekseï Nikolaevitch Tolstoï

By Alekseï Nikolaevitch Tolstoï

Peu après l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, l'ingénieur Loss se lance dans l. a. development d'une fusée pour rejoindre los angeles planète Mars. Mais personne ne veut l'accompagner dans ce voyage périlleux, à l'exception d'un aventurier, un ancien soldat de l'Armée rouge, Goussev. Arrivés sur Mars, ils y découvrent une civilisation millénaire, fondée par les rescapés de l'Atlantide où le luxe féodal de los angeles caste des gouvernants est le fruit du travail de mornes foules d'ouvriers...

Réflexion sur los angeles révolution, le progrès, les risks de l. a. décadence de los angeles civilisation, Aélita (1923) est considéré comme le optimal chef-d'oeuvre de l. a. science-fiction soviétique. Mais le roman de Tolstoï est avant tout un grand livre d'aventures, dans l'esprit des oeuvres de H.G. Wells, Jack London, Burroughs ou Brioussov. Les légendes de l'Atlantide, les épopées des Hommes du Ciel, les scènes d'amour et de wrestle, les envolées mystiques de Loss, l'intelligence prosaïque et les réparties comiques de Goussev - un personnage classique du skaz du XIXe siècle -, les descriptions d'un monde inconnu et mystérieux, tout cela fait d'Aélita un roman exaltant.

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Constantine succeeded his assassinated father as king on 6 March 1913. Forced to flee into exile on 11 June 1917, Constantine’s second son, Alexander, became king in his absence. Constantine was recalled to the throne by a plebiscite in 1920. However, a military revolt forced him to flee for a second time in 1922. He was then succeeded by his eldest son, George II. Constantine died on 11 January 1923 at Palermo, Sicily. See Sophie. Ferdinand I (1865-1927)—King of Romania, 1914-27. The second son of Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and the Infanta Antonia of Portugal, Ferdinand was born on 24 August 1865 at Sigmaringen, Prussia.

With a father whose duties at sea often took him away from home, it was the Duchess of Edinburgh who grew closer to the children and became the central figure in their lives. Though demanding and oftentimes a hard taskmaster, Marie was also a caring mother, who loved her children. ”23 In 1886, a new life began for Missy. Prince Alfred took up his command of the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean Squadron and settled his family in Malta, where Missy lived for several years. Lessons and picnics to places of interest throughout the island filled her days.

Like her sister, Alice, at Darmstadt, Vicky insisted that touches of Britain be introduced into her home. Vicky’s attempts to inculcate an enduring love for England in her children worked. Not everybody, however, was pleased with the way the Prussian princes and princesses were being so heavily exposed to British influences. The German royal family and the chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, were among the crown princess’s harshest critics. 19 In 1879, when Sophie was nine, her brother, Waldemar (“Waldie”), died unexpectedly at the age of eleven from diphtheria.

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