The Doomed City

Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment.

Author: Arkady Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322229X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.


The Doomed City Classic Reprint

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Author: John R. Carling

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265219416

Category: Fiction

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Excerpt from The Doomed City Evidently he loved the exercise of walking, since, had it pleased him to do so, he could have ridden, for at a respectable distance there followed, led by a couple of slaves, his two-horsed rheda, a traveling - car of sculptured bronze, provided with a leathern hood and silken awnings, and containing such necessary luggage (aptly named impedimenta by the Romans) as a man of simple tastes would require on a long journey. Crispus, whose age was perhaps twenty-five years, had a powerful yet graceful figure, eyes of a deep gray, crisp hair of a bronzed hue, and a handsome face, as clear cut as if sculptured from marble, a face whose pure complexion spoke of pure living - a rare virtue in that age - a face whose keen, ardent look gave promise that its owner was one born to achieve distinction, if indeed he had not already achieved it. An antique Roman, ' one would say on seeing him, Since he still adhered to the wearing of the stately toga, which in the first century was fast becoming superseded by the Grecian tunic; moreover, the ring on his finger was not of gold, but of iron, in accordance with ancient usage. In journeying along he had caught sight, by the wayside, of a stone pillar engraved with letters which told that the said pillar was distant from Rome by the space of one thousand five hundred miles. Thus far, yea, and hundreds of miles farther, did the Roman power extend in this, the twelfth year of the reign of the Emperor Nero. Crispus' stern smile gave the keynote to his character - pride in the Empire founded by his forefathers, determination to maintain that Em pire, though it cost him limb and life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Doomed City a Thrilling Tale Classic Reprint

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Author: Frank Thompson Searight

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267449125

Category: History

Page: 194

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Excerpt from The Doomed City a Thrilling Tale San Francisco's injured and homeless found succor, once sheltered the garrison of the Spanish King. Into those dim old Spanish times one day there burst a magic cry. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Doomed City

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ISBN: 9780461266535

Category: History

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The Doomed City

THE DOOMED CITY . BY A PRESBYTER . “ He that hath ears to hear , let him
hear . ” The time has come when the disciples of Christ should be looking for the
fulfillment of the last of that series of wonderful predictions contained in the word
of ...

Author: Samuel Bradhurst Schieffelin

Publisher:

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Page: 13

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The Wonderful City

Our bonds had somehow burst or snapped in the mad rush from the doomed
temple . No one attempted to bar our egress from the great ... Now and then we
turned and gazed at the doomed city . The clouds of smoke and fire continued to
roll ...

Author: Joseph Smith Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 185

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Doomed City

The second book in Jonas Winner's haunting Berlin Gothic series.

Author: Jonas Winner

Publisher: Amazoncrossing

ISBN: 9781477820254

Category: Fiction

Page: 579

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The second book in Jonas Winner's haunting Berlin Gothic series. Ten years after the death of patriarch Xavier Bentheim, long-estranged Till Anschütz returns to Berlin for the wedding of the family's youngest daughter. Till carries with him the disturbing memories and macabre secrets surrounding Xavier's death. And although he doesn't know it, his return to Berlin has set in motion a sinister plan. With Xavier Bentheim's dark legacy looming over his family's future, the tunnels beneath Berlin churn with a new evil--one that threatens to bring down not only the Bentheim family, but the entire city.

Ancient Cities and Empires

Their Prophetic Doom, Read in the Light of History and Modern Research Ezra
Hall Gillett ... Thus perished , and perished for ever , the doomed city , the recent
discovery of whose splendid remains has astonished the world . It never ...

Author: Ezra Hall Gillett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ammon

Page: 302

View: 608


Jerusalem the Holy City

No sterner denunciation ever came from Jeremiah's lips than that which followed
the miserable failure of this only real effort after amendment made in the doomed
city . It was probably uttered in the miserable dungeon where he lay , scarcely ...

Author: Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Jerusalem

Page: 576

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The Bible History

Destruction of Sodom . 95 than could have been anticipated . The last brief night
of horror in Sodom was soon past ; and , as the morning glow lay on the hills of
Moab , the angels almost constrained Lot and his family to leave the doomed city
.

Author: Alfred Edersheim

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page:

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Mohun or the Last days of Lee and his paladins Final memoirs of a staff officer serving in Virginia From the MSS of Colonel Surry of Eagle s Nest

The whole social fabric seemed warped and wrenched from its base ; and in the
midst of this chaos of starving women , feverish men , spies , extortioners ,
blockade - runners , -over the “ doomed city , ” day and night , rolled the thunder
of the ...

Author: John Esten COOKE (Novelist.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 509

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Venice the City of the Sea

Away on the right lay the slumbering city — the doomed city — “ the city of lofty
remembrances " — her domes and towers emerging as if by enchantment from
the sea : on the left lay the blue expanse of the storied Adriatic : - around , on
every ...

Author: Edmund Flagg

Publisher:

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Category: Venice (Italy)

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

THE CITY IN THE SEA The City in the Sea . “ American Whig Review ” ( subtitle ,
A Prophecy ) , April , 1845 ; 1845 ; “ Broadway Journal , ” ii . 8 | The Doomed City
. 1831 ; The City of Sin . “ Southern Literary Messenger , " August , 1836 . Text .

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

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The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

THE CITY IN THE SEA The City in the Sea . “ American Whig Review ” ( subtitle ,
A Prophecy ) , April , 1845 ; 1845 ; “ Broadway Journal , ” ii . 8 | The Doomed City
. 1831 ; The City of Sin . “ Southern Literary Messenger , " August , 1836 . TEXT .

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American poetry

Page: 241

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The city on fire and other instructive stories

I am very sorry to tell you that the people of the city were so wicked that not ten
good people were found ; therefore God punished the doomed city and its people
. We will now read how Lot , for whose sake and for the sake of his sons and ...

Author: Frances Upcher Cousens

Publisher:

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Page:

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The city and the castle

The thick gray mists rising from the lake , borne across it by the cold biting winds
that swept down from the mountains , mingled with the dark smoke of the fires of
pine and juniper , and rested like a pall over the doomed city The white walls of ...

Author: Annie Lucas

Publisher:

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