The Angel of the Revolution

George GRIFFITH (1857 - 1906)

The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror (1893) is a science fiction novel by English writer George Griffith. It was his first published novel and remains his most famous work. It was first published in Pearson's Weekly and was prompted by the success of The Great War of 1892 in Black and White magazine, which was itself inspired by The Battle of Dorking.

A lurid mix of Jules Verne's futuristic air warfare fantasies, the utopian visions of News from Nowhere and the future war invasion literature of Chesney and his imitators, it tells the tale of a group of terrorists who conquer the world through airship warfare. Led by a crippled, brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter, the 'angel' Natasha, 'The Brotherhood of Freedom' establish a 'pax aeronautica' over the earth after a young inventor masters the technology of flight in 1903. The hero falls in love with Natasha and joins in her war against society in general and the Russian Czar in particular. It correctly forecasts the coming of a great war, but in pretty well all other respects widely misses the mark of the real events that followed. Nevertheless, it is a gripping and exciting story of intrigue and plot interwoven with love and romance played over a background of world war. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Science Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01- At the Eleventh Hour Kevin Green
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Play 02 02 - At War with Society Kevin Green
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Play 03 03 - A Friendly Chat Kevin Green
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Play 04 04 - The House on Clapham Common Kevin Green
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Play 05 05 - The Inner Circle Kevin Green
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Play 06 06 - New Friends Kevin Green
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Play 07 07 - The Daughter of Natas Kevin Green
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Play 08 08 - Learning the Part Kevin Green
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Play 09 09 - The Beginning of Sorrows Kevin Green
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Play 10 10 - The Ariel Kevin Green
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Play 11 11 - First Blood Kevin Green
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Play 12 12 - In The Master's Name Kevin Green
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Play 13 13 - For Life or Death Kevin Green
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Play 14 14 - The Psychological Moment Kevin Green
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Play 15 15 - A Voyage of Discovery Kevin Green
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Play 16 16 - A Wooing in Mid Air Kevin Green
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Play 17 17 - Aeria Felix Kevin Green
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Play 18 18 - A Navy of the Future Kevin Green
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Play 19 19 - The Eve of Battle Kevin Green
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Play 20 20 - Between Two Lives Kevin Green
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Play 21 21 - Just in Time Kevin Green
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Play 22 22 - Armed Neutrality Kevin Green
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Play 23 23 - A Battle in the Night Kevin Green
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Play 24 24 - The New Warfare Kevin Green
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Play 25 25 - The Heralds of Disaster Kevin Green
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Play 26 26 - An Interlude Kevin Green
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Play 27 27 - On the Track of Treason Kevin Green
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Play 28 28 - A Skirmish in the Clouds Kevin Green
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Play 29 29 - An Embassy from the Sky Kevin Green
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Play 30 30 - At Close Quarters Kevin Green
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Play 31 31 - A Russian Raid Kevin Green
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Play 32 32 - The End of the Chase Kevin Green
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Play 33 33 - The Breaking of the Charm Kevin Green
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Play 34 34 - The Path of Conquest Kevin Green
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Play 35 35 - From Chaos to Arcadie Kevin Green
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Play 36 36 - Love and Duty Kevin Green
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Play 37 37 - The Capture of a Continent Kevin Green
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Play 38 38 - The Beginning of the End Kevin Green
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Play 39 39 - The Battle of Dover Kevin Green
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Play 40 40 - Beleaguered London Kevin Green
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Play 41 41 - An Envoy of Deliverance Kevin Green
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Play 42 42 - The Eve of Armageddon Kevin Green
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Play 43 43 - The Old Lion at Bay Kevin Green
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Play 44 44 - The Turn of the Battle-Tide Kevin Green
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Play 45 45 - Armageddon Kevin Green
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Play 46 46 - Victory Kevin Green
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Play 47 47 - The Judgement of Natas Kevin Green
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Play 48 48 - The Ordering of Europe Kevin Green
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Play 49 49 - The Story of the Master Kevin Green
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Play 50 Epilogue - And on Earth Peace Kevin Green
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