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Born Again

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Author: Alfred Lawson
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,700 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,759
Added to site: 2006.10.05 14428
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A strangely bad Utopian fantasy written while Lawson was a professional baseball player.

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the air above and down I came again square upon my feet with a jolt that caused my teeth to rattle. And there I stood with my head and shoulders out of the water while my lungs inhaled long draughts of pure fresh air. I was too astonished to think and too weak to move, so I just stood there motionless until I had regained my equilibrium. I could never forget how sweet life seemed to me at that time. For a long time I remained standing there without giving a thought as to what I was resting upon, and when I did direct my attention to the question I was incapable of forming a satisfactory solution to the mystery. According to the charts there was no land in that part of the ocean. Could it be a whale, I wondered? The more I thought of it the more perplexed I became. The night was very dark and I could see nothing about me in any direction, so I concluded that the only thing to do was to remain standing just where I was until daybreak. It was a long and tedious wait and I suffered much from stiffness and cold,

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****

Although I do not agree with some of the ideas in this book but reading it is a good experience.


It is a very thought provoking piece of literature. I enjoyed it!

Barry Myhre

I really enjoyed this good mix of love story and
future ideas.



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