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Angel of the Revolution

George Griffith (1857-1906)

1. 01- At the Eleventh Hour
2. 02 - At War with Society
3. 03 - A Friendly Chat
4. 04 - The House on Clapham Common
5. 05 - The Inner Circle
6. 06 - New Friends
7. 07 - The Daughter of Natas
8. 08 - Learning the Part
9. 09 - The Beginning of Sorrows
10. 10 - The Ariel
11. 11 - First Blood
12. 12 - In The Master's Name
13. 13 - For Life or Death
14. 14 - The Psychological Moment
15. 15 - A Voyage of Discovery
16. 16 - A Wooing in Mid Air
17. 17 - Aeria Felix
18. 18 - A Navy of the Future
19. 19 - The Eve of Battle
20. 20 - Between Two Lives
21. 21 - Just in Time
22. 22 - Armed Neutrality
23. 23 - A Battle in the Night
24. 24 - The New Warfare
25. 25 - The Heralds of Disaster
26. 26 - An Interlude
27. 27 - On the Track of Treason
28. 28 - A Skirmish in the Clouds
29. 29 - An Embassy from the Sky
30. 30 - At Close Quarters
31. 31 - A Russian Raid
32. 32 - The End of the Chase
33. 33 - The Breaking of the Charm
34. 34 - The Path of Conquest
35. 35 - From Chaos to Arcadie
36. 36 - Love and Duty
37. 37 - The Capture of a Continent
38. 38 - The Beginning of the End
39. 39 - The Battle of Dover
40. 40 - Beleaguered London
41. 41 - An Envoy of Deliverance
42. 42 - The Eve of Armageddon
43. 43 - The Old Lion at Bay
44. 44 - The Turn of the Battle-Tide
45. 45 - Armageddon
46. 46 - Victory
47. 47 - The Judgement of Natas
48. 48 - The Ordering of Europe
49. 49 - The Story of the Master
50. Epilogue - And on Earth Peace

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Summary

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.