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We’re certainly not headed for a new, improved humanity given that Adam is a killer. The endless pages of Jeffson meeting up with boat after boat full of dead men and then going from city to city to city to city Jan 17, Stewart rated it it was amazing.

The central character, Adam, returns from an Arctic expedition to find that a purple cloud has passed over the surface of the earth, killing everything.

I about jumped for joy when he started to lose his mind and begin burning cities around the world starting with London, for at least it began to pick up once again.

The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel

I’m sorry this can’t be explained better without revealing something of the plot; so hube shall be possibly! Good enough that I stayed up until three in the morning to finish it. I think it stems from a misguided idea that cramming this information yields a scientific imprint and makes the work more realistic with such arcane knowledge threaded throughout, however it simply makes one tired as there is no point to the endless listing.


When the sole survivor makes his lone way back from the Pole, it is only to discover that while he was alone in mube arctic regions, some terrible disaster has struck. Apr 18, Lorenzo Berardi rated it really liked it Shelves: It doesn’t help that Adam Jeffson is a thoroughly unlikeable man. As a study of a shattered mind puepurea war with itself, and as a sheer monument of style and exposition, The Purple Cloud deserves a full five stars.

The prose is incredibly overwrought, there is a wholly superfluous framing conceit, and the main character is a nightmare.

Apparently, there is more than one version of this novel. Then begins the middle part of the story. What then, my God, shall I do? Los brincos espacio-temporales, el abuso de las enumeraciones ;urpurea las descripciones recargadas, la escas Pese a contar con un hube punto de partida, esta novela me ha ido creando un problema tras otro, hasta el punto que estaba deseando terminarla y pasar a otra cosa. Reynolds Morse’s monumental series, The Works of M.

His rage knows no bounds. Sep 06, Mike al it it was ok Shelves: I foolishly sold my copy of this marvelous book years ago and wish I had it back.

La nube purpurea

Jeffson’s great labor is arson. He tours all around the world using ships, trains, cars and even bicycles showing a great confidence with geography and infrastructures.

Purpufea when he returns, by luck, determination and aching misadventure, he slowly comes to realize that all of humanity — indeed, nearly all land life — has been exterminated purpurex a cyanide cloud from massive eruptions in th Written as an intermittent diary, this is one of the first and perhaps the finest of “last man” novels. The world is mad. The mass death as a result of inhaling poisonous purple fumes prefigures the bube of gas during the First World War.


The future manuscript is the account set down by a member of an expedition which hoped to be first to reach the Pole I think it’s all well and good to describe fantastic occurrences, but when describing those of human nature, it is important to stay within the bounds of nature.

To ask other readers questions about The Purple Cloudplease sign up. Shiel also owes a great debt to Poe, who renders the macabre more ably than his borrower.

At one point he undertakes to burn London to the ground. Ice and the English Imagination: The discussion this morning around Day of the Triffids reminded me of this obscure and extremely bizarre novel, which I must have read when I was about ten or eleven.

The story begins to really get interesting when after burning Constantinople he comes across a young woman. Through no little tragedy, Jeffson win It’s a different “last man on earth” book, which focuses on a man who is going insane from the lack of people, and suspects he may be manipulated by one of two powers.

Shiel, here are the coordinates of this novel.