When the World Shook [NOOK Book]

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More than thirty years ago you tried to protect me, then a stranger to you, from one of the falsest and most malignant accusations ever made against a writer.
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When the World Shook

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Overview

More than thirty years ago you tried to protect me, then a stranger to you, from one of the falsest and most malignant accusations ever made against a writer.
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"If this is pulp fiction it's high pulp: a Wagnerian opera of an adventure tale, a B-movie humanist apocalypse and chivalric romance." - Lydia Millet
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412197205
  • Publisher: eBooksLib
  • Publication date: 4/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 450 KB

Meet the Author


H. Rider Haggard was a popular English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, including King Solomon's Mines and She.

READER BIO
Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984, has recorded over two hundred titles, and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. As a professional actor, Michael has performed regularly since 1998 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is currently a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and daughters. He has a particular interest in Shakespeare and Eastern European theater and travels frequently to Hungary and Romania.
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Think of them! The unmeasured space of blackness threaded by those globes of ghastly incandescence that now hung a while and now shot upwards, downwards, across, apparently without origin or end, like a stream of meteors that had gone mad. Then the travelling mountain, two thousand feet in height, or more, with its enormous saucer-like rim painted round with bands of lurid red and blue, and about its grinding foot the tulip bloom of emitted flame. Then the fierce-faced Oro at his post, his hand upon the rod, waiting, remorseless, to drown half of this great world, with the lovely Yva standing calm-eyed like a saint in hell and watching me above the edge of the shield which such a saint might bear to turn aside the fiery darts of the wicked. And lastly we three men flattened terror-stricken, against the wall.

Nightmare! Imagination! No, these pale before that scene which it was given to our human eyes to witness.

And all the while, bending, bowing towards us — away from us — making obeisance to the path in front as though in greeting, to the path behind as though in farewell; instinct with a horrible life, with a hideous and gigantic grace, that titanic Terror whirled onwards to the mark of fate.

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Table of Contents


Chapter I. Arbuthnot Describes Himself

Chapter II. Bastin and Bickley

Chapter III. Natalie

Chapter IV. Death and Departure

Chapter V. The Cyclone

Chapter VI. Land

Chapter VII. The Orofenans

Chapter VIII. Bastin Attempts the Martyr's Crown

Chapter IX. The Island in the Lake

Chapter X. The Dwellers in the Tomb

Chapter XI. Resurrection

Chapter XII. Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Years!

Chapter XIII. Oro Speaks and Bastin Argues

Chapter XIV. The Under-world

Chapter XV. Oro in His House

Chapter XVI. Visions of the Past

Chapter XVII. Yva Explains

Chapter XVIII. The Accident

Chapter XIX. The Proposals of Bastin and Bickley

Chapter XX. Oro and Arbuthnot Travel by Night

Chapter XXI. Love's Eternal Altar

Chapter XXII. The Command

Chapter XXIII. In the Temple of Fate

Chapter XXIV. The Chariot of the Pit

Chapter XXV. Sacrifice

Chapter XXVI. Tommy

Chapter XXVII. Bastin Discovers a Resemblance

NOTE By J. R. Bickley, M.R.C.S.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2009

    A very good read!

    I thought the book was very well written and it told a very good story as well as some thrillers and twists.
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