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I am legend

the last man on earth

2nd Tor ed.
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I am legend

the last man on earth

2nd Tor ed.
  • 4.14 ·
  • 22 Ratings
  • 56 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 31 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
tor
Language
English
Pages
312

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Neville is essentially the last man on earth, and the loneliness of his situation is the central part of the story. Matheson is able to communicate Neville's emotional feelings vividly, making him very real. We gradually acquire the story of the deaths of Neville's wife and daughter, essentially experiencing the pain he goes through when these memories overcome him. We watch him drink himself into a stupor as each night finds him besieged in his fortified house, surrounded by vampires, including his old friend and neighbor, calling for him to come out. We watch him slowly lose his grip on sanity and come very close to giving up.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: I Am Legend
I Am Legend: And Other Stories
Nov 12, 2019, Tor Books
hardcover
Cover of: Wo shi chuan qi
Wo shi chuan qi
2007, Chun tian chu ban guo ji wen hua you xian gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
Cover of: I Am Legend
I Am Legend: And Other Stories
September 3, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: I am legend
I am legend: the last man on earth
2007, tor
science fiction in English - 2nd Tor ed.
Cover of: I Am Legend
I Am Legend
October 30, 2007, Tor Books
Trade Paperback in English - Second Tor Edition
Cover of: I Am Legend
I Am Legend
October 30, 2007, Tor Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Second Tor Edition
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I am legend
1995, ORB
in English
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I Am Legend
Jul 01, 1995, Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
paperback
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I am legend.
1970, Walker
in English

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Table of Contents

I am legend
Buried talents
The near departed
Prey
Witch war
Dance of the dead
Dress of white silk
Mad house
The funeral
From shadowed places
Person to person.

Edition Notes

Includes the novella, I am legend, and selected short stories all previously published between 1954-1989.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.A8355 I2 2007c, PS3563.A8355 I18 1995

The Physical Object

Format
science fiction
Pagination
312 p. ;
Number of pages
312

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24952286M
ISBN 10
0765357151
ISBN 13
9780765357151
LC Control Number
97013698
OCLC/WorldCat
179929267

Work Description

Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth . . . but he is not alone.

An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him.

By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn....

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On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back.
Page 7, added by babbelwurst.

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