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Lord of the World By Robert Hugh Benson

Lord of the World

Robert Hugh Benson

Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 233 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1907.


Lord of the World is a dystopian sci-fi book by Robert Hugh Benson, which was first published in 1907. It centres on the Antichrist and the end of the world, and has been called prophetic by the current Pope and the previous one. Whilst the whole Antichrist matter is one for Christians, it is true that Benson, like Jules Verne, did accurately predict some technological advances, such as weapons of mass destruction, passenger air travel, and interstate highways. The book is a dystopic vision of a near future world in which religion has, by and large, been rejected. The Catholic Church has retreated to Italy and Ireland, while the majority of the rest of the world is either Humanistic or Pantheistic. There is a one world government, and euthanasia is widely available. The plot follows the tale of a priest, Percy Franklin, who becomes Pope Silvester III, and a mysterious man named Julian Felsenburgh, who is identical in looks to the priest and who becomes Lord of the World.

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