Title: History Lesson

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Title: History Lesson Title Record # 41314
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1949-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: From Arthur C. Clarke's Preface to Reach for Tomorrow: "Readers of my earlier collection, Expedition to Earth, may just conceivably be interested in knowing that History Lesson and Rescue Party both stemmed from the same forgotten original, though now it would be difficult to find two more contrasting endings."
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1954 Expedition to Earth
Year Language Title
1960 German Die letzte Botschaft
1961 Dutch Geschiedenisles
1962 Italian Lezione di storia
1971 French Leçon d'histoire
1971 French Leçon d'histoire
1977 French Leçon d'histoire
1982 Croatian Sat historije
1984 Italian Lezione di storia
1985 Portuguese Lição de história [as by Artur C. Clarke]
1985 German Geschichtsunterricht
1987 Romanian Lecția de istorie?
1988 Portuguese Expedição à Terra
2013 French Leçon d'histoire

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Startling Stories, May 1949 1949-05-00 ed. Sam Merwin, Jr. Better Publications, Inc.   $0.25 164 pulp? mag Earle Bergey Checkmark
Science-Fantasy, v 1 # 2, Winter 1950 1950-00-00 ed. Walter Gillings Nova Publications Ltd.   1/6 100 digest? mag Turner Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1952-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $3.50 xiii+
562
hc? anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers / SFBC   $1.90 xiv+
562
hc? anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers     xiv+
562
hc? anth Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1953-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #52 $0.35 167 pb? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1953-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #H-52 $2.00 165 hc? coll  
Expedition to Earth 1954-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson   8/6 167 hc? coll Checkmark
Science Fiction Omnibus 1956-08-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Books #G-31 $0.35 187 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi #S650 2/6 192 pb? coll Richards Checkmark
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & Company   $3.95 584 hc? omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Longmans (Canada)   C$4.50 584 hc? omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC   $1.90 xii+
584
hc? omni Arthur Hawkins Checkmark
Verbannt in die Zukunft 1960-00-09 Arthur C. Clarke Goldmann (Goldmanns Zukunftsromane #10) #Z 10 DM 6.80 183+
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hc? coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
Verbannt in die Zukunft 1960-00-09 Arthur C. Clarke Goldmann (Goldmanns Zukunftsromane #10) #Z 10 DM 4.00 183+
[1]
tp? coll Eyke Volkmer Checkmark
Science Fiction Verhalen 1961-00-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Prisma #633) #633   218 pb? anth Eppo Doeve Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1961-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #472K $0.35 167+
[2]
pb? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Urania #279 1962-04-08 ed. uncredited Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #279 150 Lit 157 digest? mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Science Fiction Omnibus 1963-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion #F851 $0.50 190 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Best of Sci-Fi (Three) 1964-00-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Mayflower-Dell #3160 5/- 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories 1964-02-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Dell Laurel-Leaf Library #3160 $0.50 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus 1965-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson   30/- 253+
176+
167
hc? omni  
Great Science-Fiction 1965-00-00 ed. Tony Licata Three Star Books #102 $0.60 128 pb? anth M. Seltzer Checkmark
An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus 1965-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ambassador   C$7.50 596 hc? omni  
Expedition to Earth 1965-07-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #U2112 $0.50 165 pb? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1965-07-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #U2112 C$0.50 165 pb? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1966-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books #X462 3/6 174 pb? coll Checkmark
An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus 1966-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke The Science Fiction Book Club (UK)   17/6 596 hc? omni  
Beyond Belief 1966-04-00 ed. Richard J. Hurley Scholastic Book Services #T573 $0.45 188 pb? anth Denny McMains Checkmark
Beyond Belief 1966-10-00 ed. Richard J. Hurley Scholastic Book Services #T573 $0.45 188 pb? anth Denny McMains Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1968-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere #23973 5/- 174 pb? coll Robert McCall Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1969-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01559 $0.75 165+
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Beyond Belief 1969-12-00 ed. Richard J. Hurley Scholastic Book Services #T573 $0.50 188 pb? anth Denny McMains Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1970-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World   $5.75 viii+
181
hc? coll Ken Braren Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1970-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01559 $0.75 165 pb? coll Checkmark
Science Fiction: The Future 1971-00-00 ed. Dick Allen Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-578650-4 $3.75 xiv+
345
tp? anth Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1971-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01559 $0.75 165 pb? coll  
Fiction, #210 1971-06-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F4.00 164 digest? mag Mario Sarchielli Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1971-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01559 $0.75 165 pb? coll Checkmark
SF: Inventing the Future 1972-00-00 ed. R. Duncan Appleford Bellhaven House 0-88774-303-X C$3.75 ix+
227
tp? anth Garry C. Hamilton Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1972-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere #24198 £0.30 174 pb? coll Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1972-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02751-5 $1.25 165 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1972-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02751-5 C$1.25 165 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories 1972-07-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Dell Laurel-Leaf Library #3160 $0.50 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1973-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2423-6 £0.30 174 pb? coll David A. Hardy Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 1973-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2426-0 £0.40 336 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Beyond Belief 1973-01-00 ed. Richard J. Hurley Scholastic Book Services #T573   188 pb? anth Denny McMains Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1973-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02751-5 $1.25 165 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 1973-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97979-8 £2.50 336 hc? coll Chris Foss  
Expedition to Earth 1973-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22751-4 $1.25 165 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Another Tomorrow 1974-00-00 ed. Bernard C. Hollister Pflaum 0-8278-0037-1   121 tp? anth Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1974-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22751-4 $1.25 165 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 1974-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2426-0 £0.40 336 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Science Fiction Monthly, July 1974 1974-07-00 ed. Patricia Hornsey New English Library   £0.25 28 tabloid? mag Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Great Science Fiction Stories 1974-10-00 ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith Dell Laurel-Leaf #3160 $0.95 288 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Transformations II: Understanding American History Through Science Fiction 1974-11-00 ed. Daniel Roselle Fawcett Crest #P2327 $1.25 143 pb? anth Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1975-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24849-X $1.50 165 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2410-4 £0.65 152 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2410-4 £0.50 152 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Science Fiction Verhalen 1976-00-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Prisma #1751) 90-274-0878-5   218 pb? anth Alphons Koppelman Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1976-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25587-9 $1.50 165 pb? coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1976-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98352-3 £0.70 174 pb? coll Tim White Checkmark
Earth in Transit: Science Fiction and Contemporary Problems 1976-11-00 ed. Sheila Schwartz Dell Laurel-Leaf #2262 $1.25 271 pb? anth Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1976-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25587-9 $1.50 165 pb? coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Science-Fiction Magazine N° 2 1976-12-00 ed. Jean-Louis Ferrando Les Éditions de France   F8.00 48 tabloid? mag Tim White Checkmark
Les meilleurs récits de Startling Stories 1977-11-04 ed. Jacques Sadoul J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #784) 2-277-11784-6   254 pb? anth Earle K. Bergey Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1978-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27698-1 $1.75 165 pb? coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Spedizione di soccorso 1978-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #17) #15197-7 1,000 Lit 182 pb? coll Karel Thole  
Expedition to Earth 1979-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28467-4 $1.95 165 pb? coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-32097-5 $ xiii+
561
hc? anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1980-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke New English Library 0-283-98623-9 £0.95 174 pb? coll Tim White Checkmark
Catastrophes! 1981-07-00 ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin Harry Greenberg, Isaac Asimov Fawcett Crest 0-449-24425-3 $2.50 413 pb? anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 1982-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2410-4 £1.75 152 pb? coll Jim Burns Checkmark
Sirius, #67 1982-01-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   30 din. 148 pb? mag Philip Lee Checkmark
Science Fiction A to Z: A Dictionary of the Great S.F. Themes 1982-08-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Houghton Mifflin 0-395-31285-X $22.95 xvii+
651
hc? anth Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1982-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31057-8 $2.25 165 pb? coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1983-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke New English Library 0-283-98623-9 £1.50 174 pb? coll Tim White Checkmark
Peter Davison's Book of Alien Planets 1983-02-00 ed. Peter Davison (I) Sparrow Books 0-09-930880-0 £0.95 96 pb? anth Chris Foss Checkmark
Peter Davison's Book of Alien Planets 1983-02-00 ed. Peter Davison (I) Hutchinson 0-09-151430-4 £4.50 96 hc? anth Chris Foss  
The Omnibus of Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Chatham River Press 0-517-45370-3 $1.98 561 tp? anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949 1984-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #571) 0-87997-918-6 $3.50 317 pb? anth Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949 1984-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-918-6 C$3.95 317 pb? anth Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
Catastrofi! 1984-06-20 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1767) #24800-5 8,000 Lit 512 pb? anth Paolo Tassinari , Pierpaolo Vetta  
Os Dias Futuros 1985-00-00 Artur C. Clarke Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #334)     181 pb? coll  
Expedition to Earth 1985-04-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32824-8 $2.95 165 pb? coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Faszination der Science Fiction 1985-05-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24068) 3-404-24068-5 DM 10.00 952+
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Cosmos XXI: întîmplări dintr-un univers al păcii? 1987-00-00 ed. Alexandru Mironov, George Veniamin Editura Politică?     256 unknown? anth Constantin Nițulescu?  
Expedition to Earth 1987-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke New English Library 0-283-98623-9 £1.95 175 pb? coll Tim White  
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series 1988-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65754-6 $8.95 624 hc? anth Romas Checkmark
Expedição à Terra 1988-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Publicações Europa-América (Livros de Bolso, série Ficção Científica #143)     145 pb? coll Tim White  
Expedição à Terra 1989-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Publicações Europa-América (Livros de Bolso, série Ficção Científica #143)     145 pb? coll Tim White  
Expedition to Earth 1998-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-43073-5 $10.00 xii+
178
tp? coll  
Expedition to Earth 1999-05-00 Arthur C. Clarke Orbit 1-85723-903-2 £9.99 xii+
180
tp? coll Fred Gambino Checkmark
Expedition to Earth 1999-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Orbit 1-85723-918-0 £5.99 xii+
180
pb? coll Fred Gambino Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2000-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07065-X £20.00 x+
966
hc? coll blacksheep Design Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Tor 0-312-87821-4 $29.95 x+
966
hc? coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Tor / SFBC #35027 $14.98 x+
966
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-323-8 £9.99 x+
966
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2002-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Orb 0-312-87860-5 $17.95 x+
966
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2008-11-03 Arthur C. Clarke Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6906-1 $28.95 966 hc? coll  
Spedizione di soccorso 2008-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #71) #71 € 4.90 242 pb? coll Franco Brambilla  
Science Fiction Verhalen 2011-04-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Vantoen.Nu #633) 978-90-315-0506-7 €14.99 218 tp? anth Eppo Doeve  
Odyssées : l'intégrale des nouvelles 2013-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Bragelonne 978-2-35294-684-7 €28.00 1116 tp? coll Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-87997-918-6 $3.50 317 pb? anth Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Tor 0-312-87821-4 $29.95 x+
966
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-323-8 £14.99 x+
966
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Orb 0-312-87860-5 $19.95 x+
966
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