Before Adam

Before Adam

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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between early humans and protohumans. Before Adam is a remarkable and provocative tale that thrust evolution… (more)

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Wed, 23 Dec 2009 03:59:14 +0100

BEFORE ADAM by JACK LONDON is the story of a proto-human in the PLEISTOCENE AGE. The narrator tells us that he pieced the tale together from nightmares he has experienced his whole life, nightmares which he later recognized as ancestral memories after taking an evolution class in college. He names his alter-ego Bigtooth, because of his large incisors, and the assembled account tells of Bigtooth's struggle for survival in world filled with fierce predators and competing proto-humans in various… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1907

Word count: 38,953 words (≈ about 3 hours)


Copyright: Public Domain

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