Eugène Huzar

(1820 - 1890)

Eugène Huzar, a Parisian lawyer, is known for his 1855 book The End of the World by Science, which argued that technology was not a solely positive force in civilization. Charles DickensHousehold Words reviewed the book, calling it a “spasmodic little volume, which is sufficient to throw a weak man into a tremor of astonishment, and a strong man into convulsions of laughter.” The review begins: “We are very sorry to hear it, but the world positively must go this time. A little longer lease is probably desired by several persons of distinction, and even by the obscure public in general; but fate and Monsieur Eugène Huzar are against it.”

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