M. P. Shiel

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The early twentieth century writer M. P. Shiel was a master of supernatural horror and science-fiction romances. ‘The Purple Cloud’ (1901), a dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel, is an important milestone in the development of science fiction literature, regarded by some as the best of all ‘Last Man’ novels. His pioneering works went on to influence important writers like H. G. Wells and Stephen King. This comprehensive eBook presents Shiel’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Shiel’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* 16 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short stories
* Includes Shiel’s rare non fiction works, published posthumously – available in no other collection
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
The Rajah’s Sapphire (1896)
The Yellow Danger (1898)
Contraband of War (1899)
Cold Steel (1899)
The Man-Stealers (1900)
The Lord of the Sea (1901)
The Purple Cloud (1901)
The Evil That Men Do (1904)
The Lost Viol (1905)
The Yellow Wave (1905)
The Last Miracle (1906)
The White Wedding (1908)
The Isle of Lies (1909)
The Dragon (1913)
Children of the Wind (1923)
The Young Men Are Coming! (1937)

The Short Story Collections
Prince Zaleski (1895)
Shapes in the Fire (1896)
Miscellaneous Short Stories

The Non-Fiction
Science, Life and Literature (1950)

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