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In the Beginning

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Title:In the Beginning
Sullivan, Alan   
(4 of 13 for author by title)
The Jade God
Her Feet Were Crossed
Published:   1927
Publisher:E. P. Dutton & Company
Tags:adventure, Canadiana, fiction, paleontology

This is a weird story laid in a segregated part of South America where the evolutionary clock stopped at the Pleistocene age of development. News of this anachronistic marvel reaches a famous London paleontologist, and he arranges an expedition of investigation. His party consists of himself, his daughter, her two suitors, and a servant, the only living human beings who know of the existence of the spot they seek. The perilous adventures of this tiny party when they meet the sabre-tooth tiger, the glyptodent, the mastodon, the toxodent, and finally the hairy, clucking Pleistocene man himself, are thrilling enough, but the climax in tenseness is reached when one of the two suitors answers the call of the wild and deserts to the Pleistocene ranks, carrying his firearms with him.

—The Saturday Review of Literature, October 15, 1927. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Sullivan, Alan

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Alan Sullivan (1868-1947) was a Canadian writer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he studied engineering at the University of Toronto and started working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. When he was nearly 50 years old, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force and flew planes during World War I. He authored over 40 novels and many short stories. His most successful books featured Canadian settings. His book, Three Came to Ville Marie, won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 1941. (Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography)

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