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The Machine Stops

By Forster, E. M.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000627598
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Machine Stops  
Author: Forster, E. M.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection, Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online


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Excerpt: I. THE AIR?SHIP Imagine, if you can, a small room, hexagonal in shape, like the cell of a bee. It is lighted neither by window nor by lamp, yet it is filled with a soft radiance. There are no apertures for ventilation, yet the air is fresh. There are no musical instruments, and yet, at the moment that my meditation opens, this room is throbbing with melodious sounds. An armchair is in the centre, by its side a reading?desk?that is all the furniture. And in the armchair there sits a swaddled lump of flesh?a woman, about five feet high, with a face as white as a fungus. It is to her that the little room belongs.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: THE MACHINE STOPS, 1 -- E.M. Forster, 1 -- I. THE AIR?SHIP, 1 -- II. THE MENDING APPARATUS, 9 -- III.THE HOMELESS, 16 -- THE MACHINE STOPS -- i


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