The Thames Valley Catastrophe Illustrated

The juxtaposition of the peaceful countryside he passes through with the coming disaster is quite surreal, and well-described. I just wished this story was longer.

Author: Grant Allen

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The Thames Valley Catastrophe (published December 1897 in The Strand Magazine) describes the destruction of London by a sudden and massive volcanic eruption.A novella about a massive volcanic event in the Thames valley: the narrator escapes on his bicycle, pedalling to London with an all-consuming wall of fire just minutes behind him. The juxtaposition of the peaceful countryside he passes through with the coming disaster is quite surreal, and well-described. I just wished this story was longer.
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