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The Purple Cloud

The Purple Cloud

(1901)
A novel by

 

"A magician."
Dashiell Hammett


"A master of the written word and a virtuoso of the imagination."
L P Hartley


"Here is a wilder wonderland than Poe ever dreamt of... It is Poe, perhaps, but Poe with an unearthly radiance."
Arthur Machen


"The very accent of Edgar Allan Poe."
Dorothy L Sayers


"A flaming genius! At his best he is not to be touched, because there is no one else like him."
Hugh Walpole


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.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1304998029 / 9781304998026 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lulu.com
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1169297714 / 9781169297715 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 116147482X / 9781161474824 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0554329328 / 9780554329321 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 055423629X / 9780554236292 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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November 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M P Shiel
ISBN: 1421928361 / 9781421928364 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M P Shiel
ISBN: 1414293127 / 9781414293127 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1872621813 / 9781872621814 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Tartarus Press
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1592248802 / 9781592248803 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1582876142 / 9781582876146 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Books
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September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud (Twelve-Point)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1582870101 / 9781582870106 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Books
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November 1978 : UK Hardback
Title: The Purple Cloud ([Gollancz fantasy])
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0575025816 / 9780575025813 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 1911 : USA Hardback
Title: Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0899662285 / 9780899662282 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books Inc
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1500457213 / 9781500457211 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1466203552 / 9781466203556 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1490494189 / 9781490494180 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1482506793 / 9781482506792 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): M P Shiel
ISBN: 0141196424 / 9780141196428 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1153718189 / 9781153718189 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M P Shiel
ISBN: 1448010861 / 9781448010868 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Echo Library
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 116270618X / 9781162706184 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M.P. Shiel
ISBN: 1406569933 / 9781406569933 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 142644818X / 9781426448188 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1426448619 / 9781426448614 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0554130327 / 9780554130323 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud (Eolit Bundle 2009)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0554023288 / 9780554023281 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Purple Cloud, the
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 140680553X / 9781406805536 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Echo Library
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M P Shiel
ISBN: 142192837X / 9781421928371 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1414293135 / 9781414293134 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1419179462 / 9781419179464 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Co
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 1592243665 / 9781592243662 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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August 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0803292791 / 9780803292796 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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January 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Purple Cloud (Fantastic fiction library)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0850316251 / 9780850316254 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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January 1963 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0446754773 / 9780446754774 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Paperback Library
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March 1969 : UK Paperback
Title: Purple Cloud (Panther science fiction)
Author(s): M. P. Shiel
ISBN: 0586027068 / 9780586027066 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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9999 : UK Paperback
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M.P. Shiel
ISBN: 0900001186 / 9780900001185 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pythian Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Purple Cloud (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): M P Shiel

Publisher: Penguin
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July 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M. P. Shiel

Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   

November 2007 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Purple Cloud
Author(s): M.P. Shiel

Publisher: Evergreen Review, Inc.
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