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Havens, Nicodemus

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of an unidentified author (?   -?   ) writing in the character of a US workingman who, according to Max Page's The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction (2008), may have produced the first tale to predict the destruction of New York. In Wonderful Vision of Nicodemus Havens, of the City of New York, Cordwainer, Wherein he was Presented with a View of the Situation of the World, After the Dreadful Fourth of June 1812 and Shewing What Part of New York Is To Be Destroyed (1812 chap), a great earthquake unleashes a tidal wave, inundating Manhattan Island. The Disaster spreads worldwide, but a universal religious dictatorship is immediately imposed, and the remnants of humanity are saved. [JC]

Nicodemus Havens



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