Featuring all new illustrations by Bobby Campbell!

Illustration from The Earth Will Shake

The Earth Will Shake
The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles
Volume I

by Robert Anton Wilson

Available in eBook and Print Editions!

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They have been with us all through history: The “Invisible College” of wisdom, and their adversaries. The history of the world is their story: a conspiracy as vast and all-encompassing as the riddle of time itself.

In Naples, Italy, in 1764, a young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. Through a heartless murder and his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine uncovers the mystery of the Rossi brigade, former M.A.F.I.A. assassins, and the secret agenda of the dreaded Inquisition.

In the wind of the raging social storm that will soon tear through Europe and America with the flame of revolution, Sigismundo begins his journey of discovery, joined by the boy Mozart, Dr. Frankenstein, Casanova the spy, lover and magician . . . and a mysterious violet-eyed assassin who calls him “brother.” Join him. The journey has just begun.

“Against the epic backdrop of the French and American revolutions, the inimitable RAW lays bare the secret history of the Enlightenment, while almost casually re-inventing the historical novel in the process. The result is a heady, psychedelic brew of satire, intrigue, magic, high adventure and life-changing philosophy, seasoned with the wry, compassionate humanism which is Wilson’s trademark. Astonishing and unforgettable.” – Grant Morrison, New York Times best-selling author, Comics Legend, Chaos Magician, creator of The Invisibles and other great graphic novels

This Hilaritas Press edition of The Earth will Shake features an entirely new look from new covers to footnote glyphs to

“Devilish . . . I loved it!” – Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone

“Hilarious and multidimensional.” — L.A. Times

Here’s the full cover of the print edition. Many thanks to Scott McPherson at amoeba for the fantastic work!

The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles


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