Etidorhpa; or, The End of Earth.The Strange History of a Mysterious Being and the Account of a Remarkable Journey
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Etidorhpa; or, The End of Earth.The Strange History of a Mysterious Being and the Account of a Remarkable Journey

By John Uri Lloyd
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Etidorhpa, or, the end of the earth: the strange history of a mysterious being and the account of a remarkable journey is the title of a scientific allegory or science fiction novel by John Uri Lloyd, a pharmacognocist and pharmaceutical manufacturer of Cincinnati, Ohio. Etidorhpa was published in 1895.

The word "Etidorhpa" is the backward spelling of the name "Aphrodite." The first editions of Etidorhpa were distributed privately; later editions of the book feature numerous fanciful illustrations by John Augustus Knapp. Eventually a popular success, the book had eighteen editions and was translated into seven languages. Etidorhpa literary clubs were founded in the United States, and some parents named their infant daughters Etidorhpa.

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Table of Contents
  • ETIDORHPA OR THE END OF EARTH.
  • ASCRIPTION.
  • PREFACE TO THIS EDITION.
  • A VALUABLE AND UNIQUE LIBRARY.
  • CONTENTS.
  • ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • PROLOGUE.
  • ETIDORPHA.
  • CHAPTER I. "NEVER LESS ALONE THAN WHEN ALONE."
  • CHAPTER II. A FRIENDLY CONFERENCE.
  • CHAPTER III. A SECOND INTERVIEW WITH THE MYSTERIOUS VISITOR.
  • THE MANUSCRIPT OF I—AM—THE—MAN.
  • CHAPTER IV. A SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE.—THE ALCHEMISTIC LETTER.
  • CHAPTER V. THE WRITING OF MY CONFESSION.
  • CHAPTER VI. KIDNAPPED.
  • CHAPTER VII. A WILD NIGHT.—I AM PREMATURELY AGED.
  • CHAPTER VIII. A LESSON IN MIND STUDY.
  • CHAPTER IX. I CAN NOT ESTABLISH MY IDENTITY.
  • CHAPTER X. MY JOURNEY TOWARDS THE END OF EARTH BEGINS.—THE ADEPTS' BROTHERHOOD.
  • CHAPTER XI. MY JOURNEY CONTINUES.—INSTINCT.
  • CHAPTER XII. A CAVERN DISCOVERED.—BISWELL'S HILL.
  • CHAPTER XIII. THE PUNCH-BOWLS AND CAVERNS OF KENTUCKY.—"INTO THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY."
  • CHAPTER XIV. FAREWELL TO GOD'S SUNSHINE.—THE ECHO OF THE CRY.
  • CHAPTER XV. A ZONE OF LIGHT DEEP WITHIN THE EARTH.
  • CHAPTER XVI. VITALIZED DARKNESS.—THE NARROWS IN SCIENCE.
  • CHAPTER XVII. THE FUNGUS FOREST.—ENCHANTMENT.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THE FOOD OF MAN.
  • CHAPTER XIX. THE CRY FROM A DISTANCE.—I REBEL AGAINST CONTINUING THE JOURNEY.
  • INTERLUDE—THE STORY INTERRUPTED.
  • CHAPTER XX. MY UNBIDDEN GUEST PROVES HIS STATEMENT AND REFUTES MY PHILOSOPHY.
  • MY UNBIDDEN GUEST CONTINUES READING HIS MANUSCRIPT.
  • CHAPTER XXI. MY WEIGHT DISAPPEARING.
  • INTERLUDE.—THE STORY AGAIN INTERRUPTED.
  • CHAPTER XXII. MY UNBIDDEN GUEST DEPARTS.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. I QUESTION SCIENTIFIC MEN.—ARISTOTLE'S ETHER.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. THE SOLILOQUY OF PROF. DANIEL VAUGHN.—"GRAVITATION IS THE BEGINNING AND GRAVITATION IS THE END: ALL EARTHLY BODIES KNEEL TO GRAVITATION."
  • THE UNBIDDEN GUEST RETURNS TO READ HIS MANUSCRIPT. CONTINUING HIS NARRATIVE.
  • CHAPTER XXV. THE MOTHER OF A VOLCANO.—"YOU CAN NOT DISPROVE, AND YOU DARE NOT ADMIT."
  • CHAPTER XXVI. MOTION FROM INHERENT ENERGY.—"LEAD ME DEEPER INTO THIS EXPANDING STUDY."
  • CHAPTER XXVII. SLEEP, DREAMS, NIGHTMARE.—"STRANGLE THE LIFE FROM MY BODY."
  • INTERLUDE.—THE STORY INTERRUPTED.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. A CHALLENGE.—MY UNBIDDEN GUEST ACCEPTS IT.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. BEWARE OF BIOLOGY, THE SCIENCE OF THE LIFE OF MAN.[6]
  • CHAPTER XXX. LOOKING BACKWARD.—THE LIVING BRAIN.
  • THE MANUSCRIPT CONTINUED.
  • CHAPTER XXXI. A LESSON ON VOLCANOES.—PRIMARY COLORS ARE CAPABLE OF FARTHER SUBDIVISION.
  • CHAPTER XXXII. MATTER IS RETARDED MOTION.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII "A STUDY OF SCIENCE IS A STUDY OF GOD."—COMMUNING WITH ANGELS.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. I CEASE TO BREATHE, AND YET LIVE.
  • CHAPTER XXXV. "A CERTAIN POINT WITHIN A SPHERE."—MEN ARE AS PARASITES ON THE ROOF OF EARTH.
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. DRUNKENNESS.—THE DRINKS OF MAN.
  • CHAPTER XXXVII. THE DRUNKARD'S VOICE.
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII. THE DRUNKARD'S DEN.
  • CHAPTER XXXIX. AMONG THE DRUNKARDS.
  • CHAPTER XL. FURTHER TEMPTATION.—ETIDORHPA.
  • CHAPTER XLI. MISERY.
  • CHAPTER XLII. ETERNITY WITHOUT TIME.
  • INTERLUDE.
  • CHAPTER XLIII. THE LAST CONTEST.
  • THE OLD MAN CONTINUES HIS MANUSCRIPT.
  • CHAPTER XLIV. THE FATHOMLESS ABYSS.—THE EDGE OF THE EARTH SHELL.
  • CHAPTER XLV. MY HEART THROB IS STILLED, AND YET I LIVE.
  • CHAPTER XLVI. THE INNER CIRCLE, OR THE END OF GRAVITATION.—IN THE BOTTOMLESS GULF.
  • CHAPTER XLVII. HEARING WITHOUT EARS.—"WHAT WILL BE THE END?"
  • CHAPTER XLVIII. WHY AND HOW.—"THE STRUGGLING RAY OF LIGHT FROM THOSE FARTHERMOST OUTREACHES."
  • CHAPTER XLIX. OSCILLATING THROUGH SPACE.—EARTH'S SHELL ABOVE ME.[14]
  • CHAPTER L. MY WEIGHT ANNIHILATED.—"TELL ME," I CRIED IN ALARM, "IS THIS TO BE A LIVING TOMB?"
  • CHAPTER LI. IS THAT A MORTAL?—"THE END OF EARTH."
  • INTERLUDE.
  • CHAPTER LII. THE LAST FAREWELL.
  • EPILOGUE. LETTER ACCOMPANYING THE MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT.
  • THE LIFE OF PROF. DANIEL VAUGHN BY PROF. RICHARD NELSON
    • ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH OF PROF. VAUGHN, BY REV. EUGENE BRADY, S.J.
  • ETIDORHPA.
    • ETIDORHPA AS A WORK OF ART.
    • REVIEWS OF ETIDORHPA.
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