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The Purple Cloud
By M. P. Shiel and John Sutherland (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date November 27, 2012
Pages 295
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141196428
ISBN-10 0141196424
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The first great science fiction novel of the twentieth century—now available from Penguin Classics
 

Strange, macabre, and, fantastical, M. P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud is a landmark work that heralded the genre of apocalyptic fiction. It 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 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, unleashing fire and destruction on his planet. A new introduction by literary scholar John Sutherland explores The Purple Cloud's apocalyptic themes and Shiel's colorful private life.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (July 6, 2015)
9781514855478 | details & prices | 148 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.34 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains The Purple Cloud
About: About three months ago—that is to say, toward the end of May of this year of 1900—the writer whose name appears on the title-page received as noteworthy a letter, and packet of papers, as it has been his lot to examine.
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 13, 2015)
9781503398207 | details & prices | 200 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.46 in. | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Purple Cloud
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 10, 2014)
9781500457211 | details & prices | 142 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $7.49
This edition also contains The Purple Cloud
About: About three months ago—that is to say, toward the end of May of this year of 1900—the writer whose name appears on the title-page received as noteworthy a letter, and packet of papers, as it has been his lot to examine.
from Createspace Independent Pub (June 20, 2013)
9781490494180 | details & prices | 142 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.49
This edition also contains The Purple Cloud
About: Things which took place before the voyage seem to be getting a little cloudy in the memory now.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Penguin Classics (November 27, 2012)
9780141196428 | details & prices | 295 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The first great science fiction novel of the twentieth century—now available from Penguin Classics  Strange, macabre, and, fantastical, M.

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