The Doom of London

Fred M. White (1859 - 1935)

Here are six stories, each one describing a disaster afflicting London, that were popularly serialized during 1903-1904 in Pearson’s Magazine. The tales depict (1) a deep freeze and unprecedented snowfall; (2) a heavy, blinding, paralyzing blanket of fog; (3) a widespread killer virus; (4) a fraudulent scheme causing financial panic; (5) a minor electrical accident in a tunnel that spirals into catastrophe; and (6) most of the city’s water supply, reportedly contaminated with deadly bubonic bacillus, puts the population in great fear of plague. Is the word “doom” in the book's title accurate, or is it just hyperbole? (Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Four White Days Lee Smalley
Play 02 The Four Days' Night Lee Smalley
Play 03 The Dust of Death Lee Smalley
Play 04 A Bubble Burst Lee Smalley
Play 05 The Invisible Force Lee Smalley
Play 06 The River of Death Lee Smalley