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VRIL: The Power of the Coming Race by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton – Limited Edition Hardcover

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A new edition of this novel which was originally published anonymously under the title “The Coming Race” in 1871. Lytton was of course deeply involved in mid-nineteenth century British occult circles, and is remembered in modern times for works like “Zanoni” and “A Strange Story.” From the publisher: “A curious man descends into a mountain through a mine and experiences far more than he bargained for. Deep inside the mountain lies a completely different world. Its inhabitants, the Vril-ya, are human-like but physically superior and philosophically more advanced.

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Limited to only 1000 hand numbered copies, published in 2012. First Edition Hardcover. Octavo. 158pp.  Illustrations in both color and black and white. Book is in fine condition.

Illustrated by Christine Odlund

Introduction by Carl Abrahamsson

Published by Edda

A new edition of this novel which was originally published anonymously under the title “The Coming Race” in 1871. Lytton was of course deeply involved in mid-nineteenth century British occult circles, and is remembered in modern times for works like “Zanoni” and “A Strange Story.” From the publisher: “A curious man descends into a mountain through a mine and experiences far more than he bargained for. Deep inside the mountain lies a completely different world. Its inhabitants, the Vril-ya, are human-like but physically superior and philosophically more advanced. They live in harmony made possible by their wisdom but also by the powerful and potentially destructive magical energy: Vril.” The book was very influential, with many occultists including Blavatsky and Steiner regarding “Vril” as a metaphor for a genuine type of occult energy

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