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Caesar's Column   By: (1831-1901)

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Caesar's Column by Ignatius Donnelly

Redactor's note: In this one of his last books Donnelly presages later futurist works such as "Brave New World" and "1984". The original scans and OCR were provided by Mr. J.B. Hare; for further information about Donnelly and this book see http://www.sacred texts.com/utopia/cc/index.htm. There is only one footnote marked {fn1. ]

CÆSAR'S COLUMN

A Story of the Twentieth Century.

BY IGNATIUS DONNELLY.

writing as

EDMUND BOISGILBERT, M.D.

Chicago, F.J. Shulte & Co.

[1890]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

To the Public

I THE GREAT CITY

II. MY ADVENTURE

III. THE BEGGAR'S HOME

IV. THE UNDER WORLD

V. ESTELLA WASHINGTON

VI. THE INTERVIEW

VII. THE HIDING PLACE

VIII. THE BROTHERHOOD

IX. THE POISONED KNIFE

X. PREPARATIONS FOR TO NIGHT

XI. HOW THE WORLD CAME TO BE RUINED

XII. GABRIEL'S UTOPIA

XIII. THE COUNCIL OF THE OLIGARCHY

XIV. THE SPY'S STORY

XV. THE MASTER OF "THE DEMONS"

XVI. GABRIEL'S FOLLY

XVII. THE FLIGHT AND PURSUIT

XVIII. THE EXECUTION

XIX. THE MAMELUKES OF THE AIR

XX. THE WORKINGMEN'S MEETING

XXI. A SERMON OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

XXII. ESTELLA AND I

XXIII. MAX'S STORY THE SONGSTRESS

XXIV. MAX'S STORY CONTINUED THE JOURNEYMAN PRINTER

XXV. MAX'S STORY CONTINUED THE DARK SHADOW

XXVI. MAX'S STORY CONTINUED THE WIDOW AND HER SON

XXVII. MAX'S STORY CONTINUED THE BLACKSMITH SHOP

XXVIII. MAX'S STORY CONCLUDED THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS

XXIX. ELYSIUM

XXX. UPON THE HOUSE TOP

XXXI. "SHEOL"

XXXII. THE RAT TRAP

XXXIII. "THE OCEAN OVERPEERS ITS LIST"

XXXIV. THE PRINCE GIVES HIS LAST BRIBE

XXXV. THE LIBERATED PRISONER

XXXVI. CÆSAR ERECTS HIS MONUMENT

XXXVII. THE SECOND DAY

XXXVIII. THE FLIGHT

XXXIX. EUROPE

XL. THE GARDEN IN THE MOUNTAINS

"The true poet is only a masked father confessor, whose special function it is to exhibit what is dangerous in sentiment and pernicious in action, by a vivid picture of the consequences." Goethe.

To the Public

It is to you, O thoughtful and considerate public, that I dedicate this book. May it, under the providence of God, do good to this generation and posterity!

I earnestly hope my meaning, in the writing thereof, may not be misapprehended.

It must not be thought, because I am constrained to describe the overthrow of civilization, that I desire it. The prophet is not responsible for the event he foretells. He may contemplate it with profoundest sorrow. Christ wept over the doom of Jerusalem.

Neither am I an anarchist: for I paint a dreadful picture of the world wreck which successful anarchism would produce.

I seek to preach into the ears of the able and rich and powerful the great truth that neglect of the sufferings of their fellows, indifference to the great bond of brotherhood which lies at the base of Christianity, and blind, brutal and degrading worship of mere wealth, must given time and pressure enough eventuate in the overthrow of society and the destruction of civilization... Continue reading book >>




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