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Charles Fort Prophet of the Unexplained by  Damon Knight - 1st Edition; 1st Printing - 1970 - from S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) (SKU: A33625)

Charles Fort Prophet of the Unexplained

Charles Fort Prophet of the Unexplained by  Damon Knight - 1st Edition; 1st Printing - 1970 - from S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) (SKU: A33625)

Charles Fort Prophet of the Unexplained

by Knight, Damon

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New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1970. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There are several faint spots on the rear pastedown page and remainder speckling on the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket is mostly crisp and clean, but has several small spots of rubbing. "Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 – May 3, 1932) was an American writer and researcher who specialized in anomalous phenomena. The terms Fortean and Forteana are sometimes used to characterize various such phenomena. Fort's books sold well and are still in print. His work continues to inspire admirers, who refer to themselves as "Forteans", and has influenced some aspects of science fiction. Fort's collections of scientific anomalies including The Book of the Damned (1919) influenced numerous science fiction writers with their iconoclastic skepticism and as sources of ideas. "Fortean" phenomena are events which seem to challenge the boundaries of accepted scientific knowledge, and the Fortean Times (founded as The News in 1973, and renamed in 1976) investigates such phenomena. Fort was born in Albany, New York in 1874, of Dutch ancestry. His father, a grocer, was an authoritarian and, in his unpublished autobiography Many Parts, Fort mentions the physical abuse he endured from his father. Fort's biographer, Damon Knight, suggested that his distrust of authority began in his treatment as a child. Fort developed a strong sense of independence during his early years." .

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Bookseller
S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
A33625
Title
Charles Fort Prophet of the Unexplained
Author
Knight, Damon
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition
1st Edition; 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1970
Keywords
Metaphyics, Damon Knight, Phenomenology, Forteana, Anomalous Phenomena, Metaphysics
Bookseller catalogs
Metaphysics;

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About S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB)

S. Howlett-West Books was established in 1996, but the owner, Stephanie has been in the book business for over 30 years. Besides her full time work as a book dealer, she writes articles on the subject of Science Fiction for several trade magazines. She is a collector and reader of first edition science fiction in her spare time.

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