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THE SHADOW OF
THE GLOOMY EAST

 

BY

FERDINAND OSSENDOWSKI

Author of
"Beasts, Men and Gods," "Man and Mystery in Asia," etc.

 

TRANSLATED BY

F. B. CZARNOMSKI

 
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NEW YORK

E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY

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Copyright, 1925
E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY


All Rights Reserved

 

First published in 1925

 

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

page
Introduction v
chapter
I. The Masks 1
II. The Face Laid Bare 11
III. The Shadows of the Village 19
IV. The Treasure Hunters 44
V. The Poisoners 47
VI. Heatenism 51
VII. Witchcraft 55
VIII. The Echo of the Dim Past 59
IX. The Bold Industry 66
X. The Lords of the Sea 69
XI. In the Dusk of the Palaces 74
XII. Black Shadows 83
XIII. Phantoms of the Apocalypse 90
XIV. Ascetics versus Antichrist 103
XV. Factories of Immorality 106
XVI. Woman and the Child 116
XVII. Death of the Romanovs and the Mystical Movement 123
XVIII. Black Ravens 130
XIX. Old Gods in Christian Worship 136
XX. The Simplest of All Gods 144
XXI. The Devil's Feast 148
XXII. Witte, Stolypin, and Goremykin 160
XXIII. The Last of the Mohicans 178
XXIV. Fetishism of the Word 187
XXV. Chaos 191
Conclusion 195
Index 199
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Original:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was first published outside the United States (and not published in the U.S. within 30 days), and it was first published before 1989 without complying with U.S. copyright formalities (renewal and/or copyright notice) and it was in the public domain in its home country on the URAA date (January 1, 1996 for most countries).


The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States (or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement) before 1964, and copyright was not renewed.

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The author died in 1955, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


Works published in 1925 would have had to renew their copyright in either 1952 or 1953, i.e. at least 27 years after it was first published / registered but not later than in the 28th year. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on .