Odoevsky yearned to know the reaction of societies in the future, given the emergence of the Scientific Revolution and the now defunct news of a comet projected to collide with the earth. The author entertains his readers throughout the story using the tools of science fiction, as well as extrapolating the progress made through ...
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...h the works of Odoevsky believe that “4338 AD”, though the only portion written, was originally intended as the third and final installment of a trilogy (Lin). Odoevsky clearly implies that the ideals becoming popular with the Romantic Movement undermine the progress made during the Enlightenment. This utopian tale was imaginative and entertaining, as well as containing all of the ingredients for a study of the rejection or lack of acceptance of the Romantic Era’s philosophies by supporters of the Scientific Revolution.
Lin, Tony H. "Beyond Science Fiction: Vladimir Odoevsky’s The Year of 4338 as a hybrid text." Science Direct. Academia, 2013. Web. 2 Feb. 2014.
Odoevsky, Vladimir F. "The Year 4338 (translation from Russian)." Feel Do Think The Year 4338 Translation from Russian Comments. Russian Federation, 2012. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
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