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The Revolt of Man (Dodo Press) - Walter Besant

While enjoying my second cup of coffee this morning I decided to check the Washington Post book section, which I had missed last Sunday. While I saw the usual mass of dated pieces (are they too afraid of depressing Jeff Bezos's profit margins to provide regular reviews anymore?), I came across an article by Michael Dirda about Walter Besant's The Revolt of Man. I'm among those for whom Besant was forgotten (no "virtual" about it, which is a sad statement about my English lit concentration in grad school), but after reading his article I intend to correct that by checking out a copy of his book. I'll let you know how it is once I finish it.