A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is a novel written by James De Mille. It is his most famous and most well read book. After De Mille passed away, Harper’s Weekly published the work in a series and then in 1888, it was published in book form.
The novel is not only a fantasy but also a romance novel and also a satirical work. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is set in Antarctica, where there are prehistoric creatures and monsters and death-worshipers, the Koseki, living there. Some sailors having a race find a copper cylinder with a strange manuscript inside, hence the title, and the person who wrote it was a sailor, whose name is Adam More. Through such adventures, the novel explores the themes of secrets, human nature, and utopianism.