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The Purple Cloud

Author : M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 9781775415428
Genre : Fiction
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Published in 1901, M. P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud is an early "last man" science fiction novel. Foretold by a priest as being against the will of God, Adam Jeffson's Arctic expedition unleashes a terrible fate on the world - a mysterious purple cloud that spreads far into the heavens and across the earth. Jeffson returns to the horror of finding the entire crew dead onboard his ship, and, as he gradually realizes, the entire population of the planet has been wiped out. Descending into a madness, he burns cities, declares himself a monarch with no subjects, attempts to create an enormous golden palace for God and for himself. But everything changes as he discovers he is not the only person left, stumbling upon a naked young woman without any knowledge of the world that once stood.
Category: Fiction

The Life Of Buddhism

Author : Frank Reynolds
ISBN : 0520211057
Genre : Religion
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Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.
Category: Religion

The Purple Cloud

Author : Matthew Phipps Shiel
ISBN : 1981984925
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Sheil's free-flowing and persuasive style of writing produces a convincing portrait of Adam Jefferson -- a man who, upon returning alone from an expedition to the North Pole, learns that a world-wide catastrophe has left him the last man on Earth.
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Riders Of The Purple Sage And The Rainbow Trail

Author : Zane Grey
ISBN : 9781466889347
Genre : Fiction
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Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey's most enduring classic--the book that invented the myth of the American West. In the little village of Cottonwoods, Utah, Mormon rancher Jane Withersteen endures persecution, religious zealots, and cattle rustlers trying to prey on her land. Aided by Lassiter, the famous gunman, Jane and her friends must escape the clutches of her most dangerous enemies. The Rainbow Trail John Shefford rode into Utah in search of a new life, and when he met Fay Larkin, a beautiful woman charged with murder, he knew he had found it. Breaking her out of jail was the easy part. Now he has a posse and violent bands of Indians to outrun; a murderous trek through a trackless waste; and a brutal passage through white-water hell. This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Riders Of The Purple Sage

Author : Zane Grey
ISBN : 9781473345911
Genre : Fiction
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“Riders of the Purple Sage” is a Western novel by American author Zane Grey, first published in 1915. The story centres on Jane Withersteen and her struggle against oppressive persecution by other members of her Mormon church. Considered by many to have had a pivotal role in the formation of the popular Western genre, this fantastic novel is highly recommended for all lovers of Western fiction. Pearl Zane Grey (1872 – 1939) was an American writer most famous for his adventure novels of the Western genre. Other notable works by this author include: “Riders of the Purple Sage” (1912), “The Last Trail” (1906), and “The Lone Star Ranger” (1915). Grey continues to be widely read, and his novels and short stories have been adapted for the screen more than a hundred times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction and biography of the author.
Category: Fiction

The Purple Cloud Project

Author : Adolfo E. Ramirez
ISBN : 1988281016
Genre : Fiction
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On May 1st, the planet was attacked by a mysterious army. Their identity and their place of origin are still unknown. Their objective, however, is clear: annihilation! Awakening from a three--month coma, Christopher Denmark finds a world in ruin and himself the sole survivor of the most disastrous military operation in American history. With the world gone to hell and a government in tatters, Christopher must uncover the truth behind the enemy who tainted the sky purple and plunged the planet into darkness, while struggling to overcome his worst fears and inner monsters that have forced him to spill blood countless times. Christopher has always felt more like the villain, but now, his country is asking him to be the hero. Get ready to be plunged into the thrilling unknown as you join The Purple Cloud Project.
Category: Fiction

Jaunting On The Scoriac Tempests And Other Essays On Fantastic Literature

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434403384
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this new collection of essays, well-known critic Brian Stableford presents twelve pieces on science-fiction and fantasy writers M. P. Shiel, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Humphry Davy, Robert Hunt, Vernon Lee, J. G. Ballard, James Morrow, Dean Koontz, and Terry Pratchett. Complete with detailed index.
Category: Literary Criticism

Caribbean Perspectives On Modernity

Author : Maria Cristina Fumagalli
ISBN : 9780813928579
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reflecting a diversity of texts, genres, and media, the chapters focus on sixteenth-century engravings and paintings from the Netherlands and Italy, a scientific romance produced at the turn of the twentieth century by the king of the Caribbean island Redonda, contemporary collections of poetry from the anglophone Caribbean, a historical novel by the Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé, a Latin epic, a Homeric hymn, ancient Egyptian rites, fairy tales, romances from England and Jamaica, a long narrative poem by the Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, and paintings by artists from Europe and the Americas spanning the seventeenth century to the present
Category: Literary Criticism

Evaporating Genres

Author : Gary K. Wolfe
ISBN : 9780819571045
Genre : Fiction
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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
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