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He surely had a sort of fetishism towards volcanoes. View all 7 purputea. The evidence he finds leads him to understand that a great “purple cloud, smelling of peaches” made its way over the Earth, killing everything in its path.

Giorgio Manganelli fu un amante di quest’opera: He goes crazy-he torches entire cities, hears voices, is deathly afraid of what happens if he could meet someone else, and tries to repent of his cruelty by making a palace for God. Sep 23, Guy rated it liked it Shelves: I wonder why it never became that popular worldwide. Trivia About The Purple Cloud. Shiel, here are the coordinates of this novel. There is a euphoric sense of utter freedom masking a cruel, haunted prison populated by nothing more than endless corpses telling the same brutal tale again and again.

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It really is a morality tale about the lost ways of Man and hints at the rebirth of Man with an awakened spirit. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Watching Adam reconstruct what has happened by observing what remains is the most moving and powerful part of the book. The future manuscript is the account set down by a member of an expedition which hoped to be first to reach the Pole As an historical amusement certainly one has to give Shiel credit for producing, at times, a hypnotic and uneasy novel about the last man on earth, yet one can’t help but be dismayed that his writing indulges and tends to meander to the point of exhaustion.

Return to Book Page. Crushing guilt and bitter anger fuel his increasingly dangerous and quixotic symphonies of destruction as he familiarizes himself with fuses and explosives and surrenders himself to towering, psychotic rages.

He surely had a sort of feti This book is amazingly entertaining and, by coincidence, extremely topical. After that, like the purple cloud, it turned quite deadly. At one point he undertakes to burn London to the ground.

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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. Nov 01, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: This section of ‘The Purple Cloud’ is similarly lengthy, detailed and tedious, and shares the ‘travelogue’-like quality of the narrative with the earlier work – but with the addition of repeated assumptions of Western cultural superiority.


And he certainly can tell a tale colourfully. First posted on my blog My Reader’s Block.

G Wells of course touches on these things with Days of the Comet and the Time Machine, but rarely does a novel actually embark the telling of a catastrophe purpura such a singular point of view such as Shiel’s novel.

Even before this second Flood, Jeffson had been a weak-willed schizophrenic.

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But that’s not all, folks. What if those spiteful ashes were deadly poisonous?

As Jeffson wanders alone through the once great cities of the world, all now silent and dead, his sense of isolation and decent from malevolence into madness and back again is lovingly described by Shiel in a prose style that has held up well over the years.

Shiel’s The Purple Cloud tells the story Adam Jeffson, the last survivor of a doomed Polar expedition and, ultimately, the last man on Earth.

Preview — The Purple Cloud by M. Many expeditions are mounted before Jeffson’s crew heads north and they all fail luckily for mankind.

This is one of those books that has a great premise post-apocalypse, last man alivebut is ponderous to read. Jan 07, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: