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Die Purpurne Wolke

Author : Matthew P. Shiel
ISBN : 3453307895
Genre : End of the world
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The Purple Cloud

Author : M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 9781304998026
Genre : Fiction
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"If now a swell from the Deep has swept over this planetary ship of earth, and I, who alone chanced to find myself in the furthest stern, as the sole survivor of her crew... What then, my God, shall I do?." The Purple Cloud is widely hailed as a masterpiece of science fiction and one of the best "last man" novels ever written. A deadly purple vapor passes over the world and annihilates all living creatures except one man, Adam Jeffson. He embarks on an epic journey across a silent and devastated planet, an apocalyptic Robinson Crusoe putting together the semblance of a normal life from the flotsam and jetsam of his former existence. As he descends into madness over the years, he becomes increasingly aware that his survival was no accident and that his destiny - and the fate of the human race - are part of a profound, cosmological plan.
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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 1901 Text

Author : M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 1720229678
Genre : Fiction
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What would you do if you were the last man on earth? The Purple Cloud, an acknowledged classic of early twentieth-century science fiction, explores this perennial scenario of imaginative writing in flamboyant, Decadent prose. After Adam Jeffson has become the first human ever to reach the North Pole, the world is poisoned by a mysterious purple cloud. Racked by horror and guilt, Jeffson, a latter-day Job, must find a way of living in a post-apocalyptic world piled high with the dead and their abandoned riches. And there is always the chance that somewhere, someone else has also survived. Shiel
Category: Fiction

The Purple Cloud

Author : M. P. M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 1717377025
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Well, the memory seems to be getting rather impaired now, rather weak. What, for instance, was the name of that parson who preached, just before the Boreal set out, about the wickedness of any further attempt to reach the North Pole? I have forgotten! Yet four years ago it was familiar to me as my own name. Things which took place before the voyage seem to be getting a little cloudy in the memory now. I have sat here, in the loggia of this Cornish villa, to write down some sort of account of what has happened-God knows why, since no eye can ever read it-and at the very beginning I cannot remember the parson's name. He was a strange sort of man surely, a Scotchman from Ayrshire, big and gaunt, with tawny hair. He used to go about London streets in shough and rough-spun clothes, a plaid flung from one shoulder. Once I saw him in Holborn with his rather wild stalk, frowning and muttering to himself.

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.
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Blauer Hibiskus

Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN : 9783104033358
Genre : Fiction
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies Debut - ein Meilenstein junger Weltliteratur: Jetzt als Fischer Taschenbuch! Das Haus von Kambilis Familie liegt inmitten von Hibiskus, Tempelbäumen und hohen Mauern, die Welt dahinter ist das von politischen Unruhen geprägte Nigeria. Mit sanfter, eindringlicher Stimme erzählt die 15jährige Kambili von dem Jahr, in dem ihr Land im Terror versank, ihre Familie auseinanderfiel und ihre Kindheit zuende ging. Der erste vielgelobte Roman Adichies, verzweifelt schön und ganz gegenwartsnah.
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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.
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La Nube P Rpura

Author : M.P. Shiel
ISBN : 9788490623541
Genre : Fiction
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«La mejor novela de ciencia ficción escrita hasta la fecha.» H. P. Lovecraft Adam Jeffson es el primer hombre en llegar al Polo Norte. Para conseguirlo ha mentido, ha sido cómplice de un envenenamiento y ha matado a sangre fría. Pero, sobre todo, ha desobedecido un mandato divino: el Polo Norte es un páramo vedado a la especie humana. Cuando, exultante, inicia el camino de retorno, descubre que su ruta está marcada por un macabro rastro de cadáveres. Una muerte fulminante y silenciosa parece haber sorprendido a la humanidad bajo la forma de una nube púrpura. Adam se convierte así en el último hombre vivo, y quizá en el amo del mundo.
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