The Underground City

If The Underground City appears, deceptively at first, to be one of those loose and baggy monsters of which Henry James complained, the compactness of Men Die, published less than a year later, might give the initial impression of ...

The Underground City

Back in print after nearly fifty years–the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H. L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review “Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue.” –Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Dujardin is sentenced to death for treason, sparking general strikes and threats of riots across the city. In the meantime, John Stone, a war-weary American and former secret agent, finds himself being investigated as a suspected Communist. What has brought these two men to their fates? H.L. Humes spins a thrilling account of the French underground during the last years of World War II, and the events that lead to the Dujardin affair. His many memorable characters include Adriane, loved by both Stone and Carnot, a fanatic Communist; Bruce Sheppard, the American ambassador to France, a statesman of vision and compassion; and Solange Récamier, the sophisticated young Parisian widow who finds meaning in trying to salvage Stone’s broken life. The Underground City displays H.L. Humes’s youthful literary skill and a striking capacity for fast-paced narrative. This is a brilliant tour de force. “A major achievement . . . [The Underground City] attains its full stature in poetry and truth. . . . [This is a] many-sided, absorbing novel, written on a grand scale, that holds the reader’s attention from the first to the last of its many pages.” –New York Herald Tribune “Magnificent . . . [The Underground City] has verisimilitude and scope, action and depth of emotion.” –Chicago Tribune “A work of power, maturity and distinction.” –Newsweek

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The Underground City
Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: H.L. Humes
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-16 - Publisher: Random House

Back in print after nearly fifty years–the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H. L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review “Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection
The Underground City
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: H.P. Mallory
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-02 - Publisher: HP Mallory

Lily Harper narrowly survived her first mission as a Soul Retriever in the first level of the Underground City. After that harrowing trip, she wants nothing more than some downtime, but as with most things involving the afterlife, nothing ever quite works out the way Lily wants it to. Her
The Underground City
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: Jules Verne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-09 - Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

A mine that should have been mined out years ago. A series of inexplicable events. A city that suddenly appears almost at the centre of the earth. Mining engineer James Starr discovers that his former colleague Ford lives with his family in the depths of the mine. When Ford discovers
The Underground City
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Anne Forbes
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-29 - Publisher: Floris Books

On the eve of his return to Scotland, Lewis Grant is dared to spend the night at the haunted desert oasis of Al Antara. But things don't go according to plan and on Lewis' subsequent arrival in Edinburgh, strange things start to happen. Set against the spooky backdrop of Mary
The buried: the Underground City
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Laura Pérez Caballero
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-30 - Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

After a catastrophe, world population has dramatically shrunk and people have to live in an underground city. Gradually, the extrenal environment improves and some of "the Buried" move outside, but, as a result, they become sterile. That is why they develop a plan to forced the Buried to put their