The Resource For us, the living : a comedy of customs, Robert A. Heinlein, (electronic resource)

For us, the living : a comedy of customs, Robert A. Heinlein, (electronic resource)

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For us, the living : a comedy of customs
Title
For us, the living
Title remainder
a comedy of customs
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Robert A. Heinlein
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eng
Summary
From Grand Master Robert A. Heinlein comes a long-lost first novel, written in 1939, introducing ideas and themes that would shape his career and define the genre that is synonymous with his name. July 12, 1939: Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore. When he wakes, the girl in green is a woman dressed in furs, and the sun-drenched shore has been replaced by snowcapped mountains. The woman, Diana, rescues Perry from the bitter cold and takes him to her home to rest and recuperate. Later they debate the cause of the accident, for Diana is unfamiliar with the concept of a tire blowout and Perry cannot comprehend snowfall in mid-July. Then Diana shares with him a vital piece of information: the date is now January 7, the year 2086. When his shock subsides, Perry begins an exhaustive study of global evolution over the past 150 years. He learns, among other things, that a United Europe was formed; the military draft was completely reconceived; banks became publicly owned and operated; and in the year 2003, two helicopters destroyed Manhattan in a galvanizing act of war. But education brings with it inescapable truths-the economic and legal systems, the government, and even the dynamic between men and women remain alien to Perry, the customs of the new day continually testing his mental and emotional resolve. Yet it is precisely his knowledge of a bygone era that will serve Perry best, as the man from 1939 seems destined to lead his newfound peers even further into the future than they could have imagined. A classic example of the future history that Robert Heinlein popularized during his career, For Us, the Living marks both the beginning and the end of an extraordinary arc comprising the political, social, and literary crusading that is his legacy
Summary
After crashing his car in 1939, Perry Nelson awakens to find the radically different world of 2086, one marked by a United Europe, the destruction of Manhattan Island by two helicopters in 2003, and other changes
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10135998
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Midwest
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1907-1988
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Heinlein, Robert A.
Dewey number
813.54
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fiction
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Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
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  • Traffic accident victims
  • Twenty-first century
  • Time travel
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adult
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a comedy of customs
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For us, the living : a comedy of customs, Robert A. Heinlein, (electronic resource)
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MWT10024639
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 36 min.))
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9781481569743
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For us, the living : a comedy of customs, Robert A. Heinlein, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT10024639
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 36 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481569743
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024639
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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