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The Purple Cloud

Author : M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 9780141196428
Genre : Fiction
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Dark, desolate and fantastical, The Purple Cloud was a pioneer in the genre of apocalyptic novels, and the first great science fiction work of the twentieth century. It inspired authors such as H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. The Purple Cloud tells the grandly bleak story of Adam Jeffson: the first man to reach the North Pole and the last man left alive on earth. A sweet-smelling, deadly cloud of poisonous gas has devastated the world, and as Jeffson travels the stricken globe in search of human life, he slowly succumbs to madness, and unleashes fire and destruction on his planet. John Sutherland's introduction discusses M. P. Shiel's dissolute life, the originality of his book and its place within the context of 'last man' novels. This edition also includes a chronology, notes and further reading.
Category: Fiction

The Purple Cloud

Author : M.P. Shiel
ISBN : 9781537804750
Genre : Fiction
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M.P. Shiel was a prolific British writer of supernatural horror and scientific romance novels. Shiel is now best known for being one of the first authors to write in the future history genre. The Purple Cloud is Shiel's most famous work. The book is noted for being one of the first post-apocalyptic novels and it was also the basis for The World, The Flesh and the Devil, a movie made in 1959.
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

Octavia And Her Purple Ink Cloud

Author : Donna Rathmell German
ISBN : 0976494353
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Octavia Octopus and her other sea-animal friends play the "how to hide from a hungry creature" game, but Octavia just can't get her ink cloud to be the correct color.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Earth Abides

Author : George R. Stewart
ISBN : 9780899683706
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Harold And The Purple Crayon

Author : Crockett Johnson
ISBN : 9780062430403
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers! The handsome retro look and the focus on the power of imagination resonate with today's parents and children, making Harold and the Purple Crayon a joy to share. One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for decades and has lost none of its imagination-sparking wonder.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Last Miracle

Author : M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 9781473375789
Genre : Fiction
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This volume contains Matthew Phipps Shiel's 1906 novel, "The Last Miracle". This book is recommended for fans of supernatural and science fiction, and is a must-have for collectors of Shiel's work. Matthew Phipps Shiel (1865 - 1947) – also known as M. P. Shiel – was a seminal British writer best remembered for his supernatural and scientific romances. They were published as serials, novels, and as short stories. "The Purple Cloud" (1901) is his most famous and frequently reprinted novel. The chapters of this text include: "My Visit to Swandale", "The Wren", "The Styrian", "The Ritual", "The Street Corner", "The Death-Bed", "The Bells", "The Trail", "The Meeting", "The Compact"; "The Face of Robinson", ''Crucify to Yourselves Afresh the Son of Man'', etcetera. Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
Category: Fiction

The Color Purple

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 9781453223970
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Purple Cow

Author : Seth Godin
ISBN : 9780141924861
Genre : Business & Economics
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You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Apple, Starbucks, Dyson and Pret a Manger have in common? How do they achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and-true brands to gasp their last? The old checklist of P's used by marketers - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity - aren't working anymore. The golden age of advertising is over. It's time to add a new P - the Purple Cow. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat-out unbelievable. In his new bestseller, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.
Category: Business & Economics