Monthly Archives: March 2012

Metropolis

Metropolis by Thea von Harbou In the great future city of Metropolis, the ruling class and the working class are sharply divided. The privileged live in towering skyscrapers and fill their lives with play, while the workers toil in the … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 25: Even Unto the End of the World

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list Joh Fredersen came to his mother’s house. Death had passed over Metropolis. Destruction of the world and the Day of Judgment had shouted from out the roars of explosion, the clanging of … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 24: The Mediator of Metropolis

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list “Freder…?” said the soft Madonna-voice. “Yes, you beloved! Speak to me! Speak to me!” “Where are we?” “In the cathedral.” “Is it day or night?” “It is day.” “Wasn’t your father here … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 23: The Morning

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list “Beloved!” said Freder, Joh Fredersen’s son. It was the softest, the most cautious call of which a human voice is capable. But Maria answered it just as little as she had answered … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 22: Where Is My Son?

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list Joh Fredersen stood in the dome-room of the New Tower of Babel, waiting for Slim. He was to bring him news of his son. A ghostly darkness lay upon the New Tower … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 21: Saint Michael’s Bell

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list Rotwang awoke, but he knew quite well he was dead. And this consciousness filled him with the deepest satisfaction. His aching body no longer had anything to do with him. That was … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 20: The Bonfire

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list “Freder! Grot! Freder!” Josaphat shouted so that his voice cracked, and raced with the bounds of a harried wolf, through passages, across steps of the great pumpworks. His shouts were not heard. … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 19: Doomsday Breaking

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list They had taken the children into the house, and Freder’s eyes sought Maria, who was kneeling in the street among the last remaining children, consoling them and bestowing her loving smile upon … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 18: Waiting at the Door

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list “Little sister…” “Yes?” “I am so hungry, sister!” “Hungry!” echoed out of the depths. “Don’t you want to hear the end of my story?” “Yes… But sister, when you’ve finished, can’t we … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Chapter 17: Rising Flood

by Thea von Harbou Return to chapter list Maria felt something licking at her feet, like the tongue of a great, gentle dog. She bent down to fumble for the animal’s head, and felt that it was water into which … Continue reading

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