H G Wells - Author

About the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent. His career as an author was fostered by an unfortunate accident as a child. He broke his leg and spent the mandatory rest period reading every book which he could find. Wells was awarded a scholarship and furthered his education at the Normal School of Science in London. It was at the Normal School that Wells came under the wing of the famous biologist Thomas H. Huxley. Wells' "science fiction" (although he never called it such)was clearly influenced by his studies at the Normal School and his interest in biology.

H.G. Wells gained fame with his first major fiction work: The Time Machine in 1895. Soon after the publication of this book, Wells followed with The Island of Dr. Moreau (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), and perhaps his most famous popular work: The War of the Worlds (1898).

Over the years Wells became concerned with the fate of human society in a world where technology and scientific study were advancing at a rapid pace. For a period he was a member of The Fabian Society, a group of social philosophers in London. Wells's later works became less science fiction and more social critique.

The accuracy of the "science" in Wells's work has often been called into question. It is rumored that Wells and the French novelist Jules Verne actually criticized each other's writing. Wells's claim was that "Verne couldn't write himself out of a paper sack" and Verne accused Wells of having "scientifically implausible ideas." The science may not be accurate, but the adventure and philosophy in those books makes Wells' early science fiction fun and fascinating to read.

Featured books by H G Wells

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2018

This is the official TV tie-in edition of the classic and terrifying HG Wells novel of alien invasion, now a landmark series for the BBC from the makers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None. One night a shooting star is seen over the skies of Surrey. The next day, it's discovered to have been a mysterious metallic cylinder from Mars. What comes next is a terrifying alien attack, as tentacled Martian invaders emerge from the cylinder and prey on humankind using shocking new weapons against which the people of Victorian England can offer no resistance. The aliens begin to devastate the area in their tripod machines, and as our narrator struggles to return to his wife, the fight for London - and the world - begins.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2018

A classic of science fiction and a dark meditation on Darwinian thought in the late Victorian period, The Island of Doctor Moreau explores the possibility of civilisation as a constraint imposed on savage human nature. The protagonist, Edward Prendick, finds himself stranded on an island with the notorious Doctor Moreau, whose experiments on the island's humans and animals result in unspeakable horrors.The critical introduction to this Broadview Edition gives particular emphasis to Wells's hostility towards religion as well as his thorough knowledge of the Darwinian thought of his time. Appendices provide passages from Darwin and Huxley related to Wells's early writing; in addition, excerpts from other writers illustrate late-nineteenth-century anxieties about social degeneration.

The Door in the Wall And Other Stories

The Door in the Wall And Other Stories

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2018

The eight stories here show Wells in various moods and foreshadow his celebrity. These are uncanny tales, resonating strangely, despite arising from ordinary thoughts, interactions, and memories. Wells shows just how fantastic the everyday can be, if one only pauses to reflect on missed chances, suggestions of what might have been, bleak premonitions of blessed futures whose utopian promise is destroyed by new forms of war.

H G Wells Floor Games A Father's Account of Play and it's Legacy of Healing

H G Wells Floor Games A Father's Account of Play and it's Legacy of Healing

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2018

The delightful story of creative play with miniature figures and magical worlds on the nursery floor is brought back to life in this reprint of a historical work. Written for his sons in 1911, Wells's story immerses the reader in a tale where possibilities are the given and surprises the fact. It has since been used as a teaching tool for psychotherapists the world over to understand children's methods of thinking and is instrumental in the work of sandplay therapists. An insightful introduction discusses the history of play in Wells's prolific creative life and his role in the development of sandplay therapy.

The H. G. Wells Collection

The H. G. Wells Collection

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2018

La Guerre Des Mondes

La Guerre Des Mondes

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2018

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2018

A Dream of Armageddon

A Dream of Armageddon

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2018

The Star

The Star

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2018

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Red Room

The Red Room

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The World Set Free

The World Set Free

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2018

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2018

The Time Machine (Legend Classics)

The Time Machine (Legend Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2018

Part of the Legend Classics series A brilliant scientist constructs a machine that allows him to journey into the future. He travels to the year AD 802,701 where he discovers that humanity has evolved into two separate races: the beautiful vegetarian Eloi people who live purposeless lives and the terrifying carnivorous Morlocks who lives under the ground. After barely escaping the Morlocks, the time-travelling scientist has to make yet another trip even further into the future The Time Machine is considered one of the best science-fiction novel of all time and the first to popularize the concept of a time machine - a term coined by Wells.

Time Machine (Legend Classics)

Time Machine (Legend Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2018

Part of the Legend Classics seriesA brilliant scientist constructs a machine that allows him to journey into the future. He travels to the year AD 802,701 where he discovers that humanity has evolved into two separate races: the beautiful vegetarian Eloi people who live purposeless lives and the terrifying carnivorous Morlocks who lives under the ground. After barely escaping the Morlocks, the time-travelling scientist has to make yet another trip even further into the futureThe Time Machine is considered one of the best science-fiction novel of all time and the first to popularize the concept of a time machine - a term coined by Wells.

The Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

But planet Earth was not only being watched - soon it would be invaded by monstrous creatures from Mars who strode about the land in great mechanical tripods, bringing death and destruction with them. What can possibly stop an invading army equipped with heat-rays and poisonous black gas, intent on wiping out the human race? This is one man's story of that incredible invasion, from the time the first Martians land near his home town, to the destruction of London. Is this the end of human life on Earth?

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The time traveller has invented a time machine. Its capabilities are beyond even his fertile imagination. Hundreds of thousand of years in the future, the beautiful Eloi people live in a Garden of Eden. But why are the Eloi so fearful of the dark? What horrors lurk beneath the surface of their world? What will the time traveller learn about the future? Will he survive the evil he encounters? Even if he can find his stolen machine, will it return him safely home? What does his future hold? What is the future of the human race?

The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

After the Lady Vain is shipwrecked, Edward Prendick is plucked from the waves by a passing ship and deposited on a remote island. Here he is the guest of Dr Moreau, whose notorious scientific methods had caused an uproar that left him with no choice but to flee London. Disquieted and appalled by the pained cries of suffering animals, Edward soon realizes that the Doctor is continuing and developing his depraved experiments, and that he too is in great danger. Shocking and suffused with contemporary fears regarding the morality of the latest advances in science and their possible implications for religion, The Island of Dr Moreau is both a ruthless social satire and an exploration of human nature.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2018

The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Certain Personal Matters

Certain Personal Matters

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Select Conversations with an Uncle And Two Other Reminiscences

Select Conversations with an Uncle And Two Other Reminiscences

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The World Set Free A Story of Mankind

The World Set Free A Story of Mankind

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Secret Places of the Heart

The Secret Places of the Heart

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The History of Mr. Polly. [new York]

The History of Mr. Polly. [new York]

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Undying Fire, a Contemporary Novel

The Undying Fire, a Contemporary Novel

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

First and Last Things, a Confession of Faith and a Rule of Life

First and Last Things, a Confession of Faith and a Rule of Life

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Russia in the Shadows

Russia in the Shadows

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau; A Possibility

The Island of Doctor Moreau; A Possibility

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

H. G. Wells: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of horror and mystery: Pollock and the Porroh Man, The Red Room, The Stolen Body, The Door in the Wall, A Dream of Armageddon...)

H. G. Wells: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of horror and mystery: Pollock and the Porroh Man, The Red Room, The Stolen Body, The Door in the Wall, A Dream of Armageddon...)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2018

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English author. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, including even two books on war games. He is now best remembered as a founder of the science fiction genre. Wells also wrote supernatural tales and strange fantasies, such as "e;Pollock and the Porroh Man"e; (1895), "e;The Red Room"e; (1897), "e;The Stolen Body"e; (1898), "e;The Door in the Wall"e; (1911) and "e;A Dream of Armageddon"e; (1911).

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2018

Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells

Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2018

Hailed as the founder of modern science fiction, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) wrote a brilliant succession of novels and short stories that remain in the first rank of the genre. In fantasies made credible by their simple realism, his enduringly relevant tales gave symbolic expression to the ideas and anxieties of his era.This collection contains the best of H. G. Wells's science-fiction short stories: favorites like "e;The Crystal Egg,"e; "e;Aepyornis Island,"e; "e;The Strange Orchid,"e; "e;The Man Who Could Work Miracles,"e; "e;A Dream of Armageddon,"e; "e;The Sea Raiders,"e; and other tales about fourth-dimensional adventure, biological monstrosities, marvelous inventions, time distortions, cosmic catastrophe, and other intriguing events. In addition to these 17 short stories, this anthology features the novel The Invisible Man in its entirety. One of Wells's most popular stories, it offers both a serious study of egotism as well as a first-rate science-fiction thriller.

The Time Machine & Other Stories

The Time Machine & Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2018

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2018

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2018

The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

New Worlds for Old

New Worlds for Old

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The War in the Air

The War in the Air

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The War in the Air

The War in the Air

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Sea Lady

The Sea Lady

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll

The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

War and the Future

War and the Future

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The New Machiavelli

The New Machiavelli

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

New Worlds for Old

New Worlds for Old

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

First and Last Things

First and Last Things

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The New Machiavelli

The New Machiavelli

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Country of the Blind

The Country of the Blind

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Country of the Blind

The Country of the Blind

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll

The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Passionate Friends

The Passionate Friends

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Vicky Van

Vicky Van

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Vicky Van

Vicky Van

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Conversations with an Uncle

Conversations with an Uncle

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Secret Places of the Heart

The Secret Places of the Heart

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Floor Games

Floor Games

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Certain Personal Matters

Certain Personal Matters

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Anticipations

Anticipations

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Plattner Story and Others

The Plattner Story and Others

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Plattner Story and Others

The Plattner Story and Others

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Salvaging of Civiization

The Salvaging of Civiization

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Text-Book of Biology

Text-Book of Biology

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

What Is Coming?

What Is Coming?

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Research Magnificent

The Research Magnificent

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

What Is Coming?

What Is Coming?

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Marriage

Marriage

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Text-Book of Biology

Text-Book of Biology

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

In the Fourth Year

In the Fourth Year

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Tono-Bungay

Tono-Bungay

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Tono-Bungay

Tono-Bungay

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Research Magnificent

The Research Magnificent

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Story of a Simple Soul

The Story of a Simple Soul

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Sea Lady

The Sea Lady

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Passionate Friends

The Passionate Friends

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Discovery of the Future

The Discovery of the Future

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Anticipations

Anticipations

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

War and the Future

War and the Future

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Salvaging of Civiization

The Salvaging of Civiization

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Marriage

Marriage

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Secret Places of the Heart

The Secret Places of the Heart

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Certain Personal Matters

Certain Personal Matters

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

First and Last Things

First and Last Things

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

In the Fourth Year

In the Fourth Year

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Story of a Simple Soul

The Story of a Simple Soul

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Red Room

The Red Room

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

God the Invisible King

God the Invisible King

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

An Englishman Looks at the World

An Englishman Looks at the World

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

An Englishman Looks at the World

An Englishman Looks at the World

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

This Misery of Boots

This Misery of Boots

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Soul of a Bishop

The Soul of a Bishop

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Soul of a Bishop

The Soul of a Bishop

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The World Set Free

The World Set Free

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The World Set Free

The World Set Free

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Conversations with an Uncle

Conversations with an Uncle

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Mankind in the Making

Mankind in the Making

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Mankind in the Making

Mankind in the Making

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

God the Invisible King

God the Invisible King

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Time Machine Deluxe Edition

The Time Machine Deluxe Edition

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Martian Invasion of Earth

The Martian Invasion of Earth

Author: H. G. Wells, Iain Meadows Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2018

A full-cast adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel The War of the Worlds. No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's...' A curiosity falls to Earth on Horsell Common, and a nightmare begins. England is laid waste by huge fighting machines, armed with devastating heat rays. Humanity brings its own weapons to bear upon the invaders, but can they be any match? Trapped in a war of two worlds, one couple battles to survive. Herbert and Amy bear witness to... The Martian Invasion of Earth. This is the sixth of six Big Finish full-cast adaptations of the works of British Sci-Fi writer extraordinaire Herbert George Wells. The original novel has been adapted by Nicholas Briggs, an actor and director well known for his role on BBC's Doctor Who, voicing many monsters including the dreaded Daleks! Star Richard Armitage is best known for appearances in BBC1's hit series Spooks, and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films. CAST: Richard Armitage (Herbert), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Amy), Hywel Morgan (Curate), Ewan Bailey (Daniel), Richard Derrington (Ogilvy), Helen Goldwyn (Agatha), Christopher Weeks (Edward), Benedict Briggs (Boy), Nicholas Briggs (Martians / First Officer).

Collected Works of H. G. Wells: The Complete Novels

Collected Works of H. G. Wells: The Complete Novels

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "e;father of science fiction"e;, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize inLiterature four times. Here you will find all his novels in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Time Machine- The Wonderful Visit- The Island of Doctor Moreau- The Wheels of Chance- The Invisible Man- The War of the Worlds- Love and Mr Lewisham- The First Men in the Moon- The Sea Lady- The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth- Kipps- A Modern Utopia- In the Days of the Comet- The War in the Air- Tono-Bungay- Ann Veronica- The History of Mr. Polly- The Sleeper Awakes- The New Machiavelli- Marriage- The Passionate Friends- The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman- The World Set Free- Bealby: A Holiday- Boon- The Research Magnificent- Mr. Britling Sees It Through- The Soul of a Bishop- Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education- The Undying Fire- The Secret Places of the Heart- Men Like Gods- The Dream- Christina Alberta's Father- The World of William Clissold- Meanwhile- Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island- The Autocracy of Mr. Parham- The Bulpington of Blup- The Shape of Things to Come- The Croquet Player- Brynhild- Star Begotten- The Camford Visitation- Apropos of Dolores- The Brothers- The Holy Terror- Babes in the Darkling Wood- You Can't Be Too Careful

The Future in America (Illustrated Edition)

The Future in America (Illustrated Edition)

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2018

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2018

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. It describes the experiences of an unnamed narrator who travels through the suburbs of London as the Earth is invaded by Martians. It is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race. The War of the Worlds is split into two parts, Book one: The Coming of the Martians, and Book two: The Earth under the Martians. The novel is narrated by a writer of philosophical articles who throughout the narrative struggles to reunite with his wife, while witnessing the Martians rampaging through the southern English counties. Part one also features the tale of his brother, who accompanies two women to the coast in the hope of escaping England as it is invaded. The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time. The novel has been variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British imperialism, and generally Victorian fears and prejudices. At the time of publication it was classed as a scientific romance, like his earlier novel The Time Machine. Since then, it has influenced much literature and other media, spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It also influenced the real-life work of scientists, notably the rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard who developed practical techniques for interplanetary travel. Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Country of the Blind and Other Stories

Country of the Blind and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. "e;The Country of the Blind"e; is a short story written by H. G. Wells. It was first published in the April 1904 issue of the Strand Magazine and included in a 1911 collection of Wells's short stories, The Country of the Blind and Other Stories. It is one of Wells's best known short stories and features prominently in literature dealing with blindness.

Englishman Looks at the World

Englishman Looks at the World

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of essays, first published in 1914. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

First and Last Things

First and Last Things

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of essays on philosophy and religion. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946)[1] was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic science fiction novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;."e; Two scientists, Bensington and Redwood, conduct research into the growth process of living things. The result is a chemical foodstuff (which they name Herakleophorbia IV) that accelerates and extends the process past its normal cycle. Setting up an experimental farm, the pair test the substance on chicks, causing them to grow into giants."e;

God the Invisible King

God the Invisible King

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia "e;Wells wrote in his book God The Invisible King that his idea of God did not draw upon the traditional religions of the world: "e;This book sets out as forcibly and exactly as possible the religious belief of the writer. [Which] is a profound belief in a personal and intimate God."e; Later in the work he aligns himself with a "e;renascent or modern religion ... neither atheist nor Buddhist nor Mohammedan nor Christian ... [that] he has found growing up in himself"e;. Of Christianity he has this to say: "e;... it is not now true for me ... Every believing Christian is, I am sure, my spiritual brother ... but if systemically I called myself a Christian I feel that to most men I should imply too much and so tell a lie."e; Of other world religions he writes: "e;All these religions are true for me as Canterbury Cathedral is a true thing and as a Swiss chalet is a true thing. There they are, and they have served a purpose, they have worked. Only they are not true for me to live in them ... They do not work for me"e;."e;

History of Mr. Polly

History of Mr. Polly

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. The Door in the Wall and Other Stories is a group of short stories by H. G. Wells which takes place in the genre of science fiction."e;

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;In the Days of the Comet is a 1906 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells in which the vapors of a comet are used as a device which brings about a profound and lasting transformation in the attitudes and perspectives of humankind."e; Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

In the Fourth Year

In the Fourth Year

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Essays on the post-World War I future of the world, and the League of Nations in particular. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Invisible Man, a Grotesque Romance

Invisible Man, a Grotesque Romance

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. This is a fictional novel that revolves around WWI.

Island of Dr. Moreau

Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;The Island of Doctor Moreau is a 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. When the novel was written in 1896, European society was absorbed with concerns about degeneration, and Britain's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed two years after the publication of the novel."e;

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Love and Mr. Lewisham

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Love and Mr Lewisham is a 1900 novel by H. G. Wells, amongst his first outside the science fiction genre. Mr. Lewisham leaves the country to live in London. His youthful dreams of fame and glory slowly fade, replaced by the possibility of redemption through love. Mr. Lewisham attends Imperial College, London, known as the Normal School of Science. He becomes a socialist, declaring his politics with a red tie, and gets mixed up in the charlatan Spiritualism of the late Victorian age."e; "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Mankind in the Making

Mankind in the Making

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Mankind in the making, as stated in the first few lines of the preface, "e;It may save misunderstanding if a word or so be said here of the aim and scope of this book. It is written in relation to a previous work, Anticipations, and together with that and a small pamphlet, "e;The Discovery of the Future,"e; presents a general theory of social development and of social and political conduct. It is an attempt to deal with social and political questions in a new way and from a new starting-point, viewing the whole social and political world as aspects of one universal evolving scheme, and placing all social and political activities in a defined relation to that; and to this general method and trend it is that the attention of the reader is especially directed."e;

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Utopian novel first published in 1905. According to Wikipedia: "e;A Modern Utopia is a work of fiction by H. G. Wells. * [H.G.] Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that would increasingly preoccupy him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his most ambitious early attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia (1905) (McLean). * Like most utopists, he has indicated a series of modifications which in his opinion would increase the aggregate of human happiness (Review- by A.W.S.). Basically, Wells' idea of a perfect world would be if everyone were able to live a happy life. * This book is written with an intimate knowledge of former ideal commonwealths and is a conscious attempt to describe a utopia that is not utopian (Review- by C.M.H.). * June Deery refers to A Modern Utopia as a work in progress for two obvious reasons: (1) it is about social and technological advance and (2) Wells stresses that he is describing a dynamic Utopia (Deery). This means that this modern society requires and allows further improvement.

Mr. Britling Sees it Through

Mr. Britling Sees it Through

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. This is a fictional novel that revolves around WWI.

New Machiavelli

New Machiavelli

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published in 1910. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;."e;

New Worlds for Old

New Worlds for Old

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Political essays, first published in 1912. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

Passionate Friends

Passionate Friends

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published in 1913. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

Research Magnificent

Research Magnificent

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published in 1915. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct)

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Autobiographical essays, first published in 1895. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

Soul of a Bishop

Soul of a Bishop

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel.According to Wikipedia.com, "e;H. G. Wells was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than sixty years, and his early science fiction novels earned him the title (along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. "e;The Secret Places of The Heart"e; is a novel about an Man traveling the English countryside with a psychiatrist in an effort to work out his marital problems."e;

Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia "e;The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents is a collection of fifteen fantasy and science fiction short stories written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1893 and 1895. It was first published by Methuen & Co. in 1895 and was Wells's first book of short stories. All of the stories had first been published in various weekly and monthly periodicals."e; Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;Tales of Space and Time is a fantasy and science fiction collection of three short stories and two novellas written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1897 and 1898. It was first published by Doubleday & McClure Co. in 1899. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories."e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 for the first time and later adapted into at least two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media. This 32,000 word story is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "e;time machine"e;, coined by Wells, is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle. Wells introduces an early example of the Dying Earth subgenre as well."e;

Tono-Bungay

Tono-Bungay

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Tono-Bungay (1909), by H. G. Wells, is a realist semi-autobiographical novel. It is narrated by George Ponderevo, a science student who is drafted in to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay, a harmful stimulant disguised as a miraculous cure-all, the creation of his ambitious uncle Edward. The quack remedy Tono-Bungay seems to have been based upon the patent medicines Carter's Little Liver Pills and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, marketed by John Morgan Richards. As the tonic prospers, George experiences a swift rise in social status, elevating him to riches and opportunities that he had never imagined, nor indeed desired.

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. "e;Twelve Stories and A Dream"e; is a collection of short science fiction stories compiled over the years from works Wells had submitted to various magazines. It includes titles such as "e;The Magic Shop,"e; and "e;The Stolen Body."e;

War and the Future

War and the Future

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Per Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. "e;War and the Future"e; (aka Italy, France and Britain at War) (1917)"e; This is a non-fiction work in which the author speaks on his opinions of the times as they were as relates to World War I.

War in the Air (1907)

War in the Air (1907)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. The War in the Air is a novel by H. G. Wells, written in 1907, serialized and published in 1908 in the Pall Mall Magazine. Like many of Wells's works, it is notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts, in this case, the use of the airplane for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a forward-thinking young man, a "e;kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-have-a-look-at-it and enamel chipping variety."e;

H.G. Wells: 13 books on Social, Religious, and Political Questions

H.G. Wells: 13 books on Social, Religious, and Political Questions

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes the full text of 12 books: Anticipations,Certain Personal Matters, An Englishman Looks at the World, First and Last Things, God the Invisible King, In the Fourth Year, Mankind in the Making, A Modern Utopia, New Worlds for Old, Select Conversations with an Uncle, War and the Future, and What is Coming? According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

H.G. Wells: 11 science fiction and fantasy novels

H.G. Wells: 11 science fiction and fantasy novels

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes the complete text of 11 H.G. Wells science fiction and fantasy novels: The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, In the Days of the Comet, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Time Machine, The War in the Air, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, The Wonderful Visit, and The World Set Free. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

H.G. Wells: 4 books of short stories

H.G. Wells: 4 books of short stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes the complete text of the following books: The Country of the Blind, The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents, Tales of Space and Time, and Twelve Stories and a Dream. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

H.G. Wells: 11 traditional novels

H.G. Wells: 11 traditional novels

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes the complete text of 11 H.G.Wells novels: Ann Veronica, Love and Mr. Lewisham, Mr. Britling Sees It Through, The History of Mr. Polly, The Passionate Friends, The New Machiavelli, The Research Magnificent, The Soul of a Bishop, Tono-Gungay, The Wheels of Chance, and The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic."e;

What is Coming?

What is Coming?

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Predictions of the consequences of World War I, first published in 1916. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

Wheels of Chance

Wheels of Chance

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published in 1896. According to Wikipedia: "e;The Wheels of Chance is an early comic novel by H. G. Wells about a cycle holiday, somewhat in the style of Three Men in a Boat. This novel was written at the height of the cycling craze (1890-1905) when practical, comfortable bicycles first became widely and cheaply available, and before the rise of the automobile (see History of the bicycle). The advent of the bicycle stirred sudden and profound changes in the social life of England. Even the working class could travel substantial distances, quickly and cheaply, and the very idea of travelling for pleasure became a possibility for thousands of people for the first time. This new freedom affected many. It began to weaken the rigid English class structure and it gave an especially powerful boost to the existing movement toward female emancipation. These are the social changes Wells explores in this story. His hero, Mr. Hoopdriver, is a draper's assistant in Putney, a badly-paid, grinding position on the bottom fringes of the middle class (and one which Wells briefly held); and yet he owns a bicycle and is just setting out on a bicycling tour for his annual ten days holiday."e; "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. The main character awakes to see his dreams realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The novel was originally published as When the Sleeper Wakes in 1899. Dissatisfied with its original form, Wells, who was an outspoken socialist and author of prophetic writings, rewrote it in 1910. "e;Like most of my earlier work"e;, he wrote in the 1910 edition's preface, "e;it was written under considerable pressure; there are marks of haste not only in the writing of the latter part, but in the very construction of the story"e;. The novel was very loosely adapted as the Woody Allen film Sleeper."e;

Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman is a novel set in the era surrounding the days of women's suffrage. The story revolves around the wife of a baking magnate who goes into hiding after his female employees go on strike.

Wonderful Visit (1895)

Wonderful Visit (1895)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic fantasy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;The Wonderful Visit is an 1895 novel written by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of a fallen angel who one night arrives in a small English village called Sidderton, where he faces the struggles of adapting to everyday life, and has to deal with the problem that his pureness and wholesomeness makes him disliked by the other villagers. But the longer he stays on earth, the more human he becomes."e; "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;.

World Set Free

World Set Free

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia.com, "e;Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e;. The World Set Free is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is considered to foretell nuclear weapons. A constant theme of Wells's work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the effect of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress. The novel begins: "e;The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal."e;

H. G. Wells: The Greatest Novels (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, etc)

H. G. Wells: The Greatest Novels (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, etc)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2018

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) - known as H. G. Wells - was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is called a father of science fiction.His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds is one of the most widely-read and influential science fiction novels in the English Language. The story, which describes a Martian invasion of turn-of-the-century England, touches on interplanetary travel, evolutionary theory, British imperialism, and the fears and prejudices of Victorian times. The Martians, in need of resources, are shot from Mars via a huge space gun and land in Southern England where they quickly overwhelm its inhabitants. First serialized in 1897, it has been adapted many times, most famously by Orson Welles and company, in the form of a prank news alert in 1938 that caused panic among listeners.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds is one of the most widely-read and influential science fiction novels in the English Language. The story, which describes a Martian invasion of turn-of-the-century England, touches on interplanetary travel, evolutionary theory, British imperialism, and the fears and prejudices of Victorian times. The Martians, in need of resources, are shot from Mars via a huge space gun and land in Southern England where they quickly overwhelm its inhabitants. First serialized in 1897, it has been adapted many times, most famously by Orson Welles and company, in the form of a prank news alert in 1938 that caused panic among listeners.

H. G. Wells: The Complete Novels

H. G. Wells: The Complete Novels

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

This ebook compiles H. G. Wells' complete novels, including "e;The Invisible Man"e;, "e;The Time Machine"e;, "e;The Island of Doctor Moreau"e; and "e;The War of the Worlds"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells, William Schlichter Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2018

H. G. Wells: The Best Novels

H. G. Wells: The Best Novels

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2018

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) - known as H. G. Wells - was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is called a father of science fiction.His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

Tales of Space and Time, A collection of short stories: "e;The Crystal Egg"e;, "e;The Star"e;, "e;A Story of the Stone Age"e;, "e;A Story of the Days to Come"e; & "e;The Man who could Work Miracles"e;Some Books of Wells:The War of the Worlds (1898)The Time Machine (1895)A Modern Utopia (1905)The Invisible Man (1897)The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904)The Sleeper Awakes (1910)The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost (1902)The First Men in the Moon (1901)A Dream of Armageddon (1901)

Complete Novels of H. G. Wells (Over 55 Works: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The History of Mr. Polly, The War in the Air and many more!)

Complete Novels of H. G. Wells (Over 55 Works: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The History of Mr. Polly, The War in the Air and many more!)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "e;father of science fiction"e;, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize inLiterature four times. Here you will find all his novels in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Time Machine- The Wonderful Visit- The Island of Doctor Moreau- The Wheels of Chance- The Invisible Man- The War of the Worlds- Love and Mr Lewisham- The First Men in the Moon- The Sea Lady- The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth- Kipps- A Modern Utopia- In the Days of the Comet- The War in the Air- Tono-Bungay- Ann Veronica- The History of Mr Polly- The Sleeper Awakes- The New Machiavelli- Marriage- The Passionate Friends- The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman- The World Set Free- Bealby: A Holiday- Boon- The Research Magnificent- Mr. Britling Sees It Through- The Soul of a Bishop- Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education- The Undying Fire- The Secret Places of the Heart- Men Like Gods- The Dream- Christina Alberta's Father- The World of William Clissold- Meanwhile- Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island- The Autocracy of Mr. Parham- The Bulpington of Blup- The Shape of Things to Come- The Croquet Player- Brynhild- Star Begotten- The Camford Visitation- Apropos of Dolores- The Brothers- The Holy Terror- Babes in the Darkling Wood- You Can't Be Too Careful

H. G. Wells: The Best Works

H. G. Wells: The Best Works

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles H. G. Wells' greatest writings, including novels, novellas and short stories such as "e;The Invisible Man"e;, "e;The Time Machine"e;, "e;The Island of Doctor Moreau"e;, "e;The War of the Worlds"e;, "e;The Country of the Blind"e; and "e;The Door in the Wall"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2018

The Time Traveller, a mysterious and brilliant inventor, makes a journey to the year 802,701 AD. Earth is a lush paradise inhabited by two humanoid species-the Eloi and the Morlocks. But he soon realizes that this seeming utopia hides darker secrets. The Eloi are peaceful, but apathetic and frail; the monstrous Morlocks live underground and hunt the Eloi by night. This bleak glimpse of the future forces the Time Traveller to reexamine Victorian England's beliefs about progress and inequality. When the Morlocks steal his time machine, will the Time Traveller ever make it back to his own time? Written by British author H. G. Wells and first published in 1895, this is an unabridged version of the science fiction adventure that first introduced the concept of a time machine.

A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

The Red Room

The Red Room

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

The Cone

The Cone

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

War in the Air

War in the Air

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2017

Modern warfare takes to the skies in this novel by a master of science fiction and fantasy. In 1907, young Bert Smallways, a brilliant mechanist and accidental aeronaut, finds himself a reluctant stowaway upon the very same airship that will begin the Great War. Soon, Smallways is swept away aboard the Vaterland, the flagship piloted by a belligerent German prince, whose mastery of technology heralds a new age of war that takes to the sky. Filled with petrol-powered war machines, ironclads, bombardments, and espionage, The War in the Air prophesied methods of warfare that would only develop later in the twentieth century. A cornerstone of early science fiction, this exciting tale is H. G. Wells at his best. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

The Invisible Man is an 1897 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. Wells' novel was originally serialised in Pearson's Magazine in 1897, and published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who theorises that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will be invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.

Der Unsichtbare

Der Unsichtbare

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

Wenn Der Schlafer Erwacht

Wenn Der Schlafer Erwacht

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels, if he is ever to return to his own era.

H. G. Wells: The Best Novels

H. G. Wells: The Best Novels

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "e;father of science fiction"e;, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize inLiterature four times. Here you will find all his novels in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Time Machine- The Wonderful Visit- The Island of Doctor Moreau- The Wheels of Chance- The Invisible Man- The War of the Worlds- Love and Mr Lewisham- The First Men in the Moon- The Sea Lady- The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth- Kipps- A Modern Utopia- In the Days of the Comet- The War in the Air- Tono-Bungay- Ann Veronica- The History of Mr Polly- The Sleeper Awakes- The New Machiavelli- Marriage- The Passionate Friends- The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman- The World Set Free- Bealby: A Holiday- Boon- The Research Magnificent- Mr. Britling Sees It Through- The Soul of a Bishop- Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education- The Undying Fire- The Secret Places of the Heart- Men Like Gods- The Dream- Christina Alberta's Father- The World of William Clissold- Meanwhile- Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island- The Autocracy of Mr. Parham- The Bulpington of Blup- The Shape of Things to Come- The Croquet Player- Brynhild- Star Begotten- The Camford Visitation- Apropos of Dolores- The Brothers- The Holy Terror- Babes in the Darkling Wood- You Can't Be Too Careful

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

H. G. Wells's science fiction classic: the dark and captivating story of one man's fight for survival against the lab-made nightmares of a mad scientistShipwrecked and abandoned, Edward Prendick cautiously steps ashore a remote island in the Pacific. Though wary, Prendick is unaware of the horrors that await him here. But what appears at first to be a typical volcanic island slowly reveals itself to be the macabre workshop of maligned London physiologist Dr. Moreau. Moreau's genius had been celebrated far and wide until the true nature of his work was exposed. Now secluded on his island, Moreau engages unimpeded in gruesome experiments of vivisection, splicing animal and man together in a terrifying display of his dominion over nature. When Prendick realizes he's slated to be the next subject on Moreau's grisly surgical table, he flees to the jungle-where all manner of unnatural creatures abound...

Complete Novels of H. G. Wells

Complete Novels of H. G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "e;father of science fiction"e;, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize inLiterature four times. Here you will find all his novels in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Time Machine- The Wonderful Visit- The Island of Doctor Moreau- The Wheels of Chance- The Invisible Man- The War of the Worlds- Love and Mr Lewisham- The First Men in the Moon- The Sea Lady- The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth- Kipps- A Modern Utopia- In the Days of the Comet- The War in the Air- Tono-Bungay- Ann Veronica- The History of Mr. Polly- The Sleeper Awakes- The New Machiavelli- Marriage- The Passionate Friends- The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman- The World Set Free- Bealby: A Holiday- Boon- The Research Magnificent- Mr. Britling Sees It Through- The Soul of a Bishop- Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education- The Undying Fire- The Secret Places of the Heart- Men Like Gods- The Dream- Christina Alberta's Father- The World of William Clissold- Meanwhile- Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island- The Autocracy of Mr. Parham- The Bulpington of Blup- The Shape of Things to Come- The Croquet Player- Brynhild- Star Begotten- The Camford Visitation- Apropos of Dolores- The Brothers- The Holy Terror- Babes in the Darkling Wood- You Can't Be Too Careful

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

H. G. Wells's science fiction classic: the dark and captivating story of one man's fight for survival against the lab-made nightmares of a mad scientistShipwrecked and abandoned, Edward Prendick cautiously steps ashore a remote island in the Pacific. Though wary, Prendick is unaware of the horrors that await him here. But what appears at first to be a typical volcanic island slowly reveals itself to be the macabre workshop of maligned London physiologist Dr. Moreau. Moreau's genius had been celebrated far and wide until the true nature of his work was exposed. Now secluded on his island, Moreau engages unimpeded in gruesome experiments of vivisection, splicing animal and man together in a terrifying display of his dominion over nature. When Prendick realizes he's slated to be the next subject on Moreau's grisly surgical table, he flees to the jungle-where all manner of unnatural creatures abound...

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels, if he is ever to return to his own era.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

Written between 1895 and 1897, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. Filmed numerous times, this science fiction classic retains its power to disturb readers more than a century later.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells, Peter Doggart Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2017

Imagine a man who defies convention. A man prepared to risk everything to push science to its limits. Imagine a far distant future where humanity has changed beyond recognition. Where peace may come at a terrible cost, and where violent creatures lurk beneath the surface of the Earth .Imagine a leap into the unknown, into discovery and adventure. Imagine a journey in... The Time Machine. The Time Machine is the fifth of six full-cast adaptations in 2017 of the works of British Sci-Fi writer extraordinaire Herbert George Wells. The novel has been adapted for this production by writer Marc Platt, who scripted Ghost Light, one of the most regarded of classic Doctor Who stories on TV. Star Ben Miles is a hugely familiar face on British TV, including significant roles in Lark Rise to Candleford, Cold Feet, and being one of the stars in Coupling, by Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat. CAST: Ben Miles (The Time Traveller), Nicholas Rowe (Mr Wells), Anjella Mackintosh (Uweena), Nicholas Asbury (Mr Filby), James Joyce (Mr Pollock), Hywel Morgan (Morlock Leader), Christopher Naylor (Mr Naylor).

Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition) (2016)

Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition) (2016)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2017

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

An English scientist, known only as the Time Traveler, constructs a machine that allows him to move back and forth through different periods of time. Testing this machine, the man travels forward to AD 802,701. Here he discovers a lazy, non disciplined group of people who do not seem interested in anything. Thinking he has seen all he needs for his research, he decides to travel back home. Upon returning to where he left his time machine, he discovers an intelligent, violent group of people called the Morlocks, have stolen it. Seeing that this futuristic society has more secrets than he realized, the Time Traveler must find his machine and travel back to his time before an untimely end at the hands of the Morlocks.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

An English scientist, known only as the Time Traveler, constructs a machine that allows him to move back and forth through different periods of time. Testing this machine, the man travels forward to AD 802,701. Here he discovers a lazy, non disciplined group of people who do not seem interested in anything. Thinking he has seen all he needs for his research, he decides to travel back home. Upon returning to where he left his time machine, he discovers an intelligent, violent group of people called the Morlocks, have stolen it. Seeing that this futuristic society has more secrets than he realized, the Time Traveler must find his machine and travel back to his time before an untimely end at the hands of the Morlocks.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

H. G. Wells' seminal work of science-fiction gets the Scholastic Classics treatment. A Victorian scientist goes back in time, to discover what he thinks is a paradise. But something dark lurks beneath the surface...Adventurous, thrilling and deeply thought-provoking, THE TIME MACHINE offers readers a complex glimpse into an extraordinary new world.

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells, Allen Grove Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2017

From the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells, comes two masterpieces of speculative science fiction storytelling: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. The former propels the time traveling protagonist to the distant year of 802,701 AD. To his horror, he find only a decaying Earth that is being gradually swallowed by the Sun, and where two strange species--the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks--inhabit an eerie dystopia. The latter offers the mesmerizing account of a bitter young scientist who discovers the chemical secret of invisibility. After using on himself, he embarks on a terrifying descent into crime, obsession, and insanity. Both of these science fiction classics are as chilling as they are thought-provoking. Easily required reading for any science fiction or thriller fan, don't wait to enjoy classic stories, especially when they are combined into an elegantly designed, clothbound edition that features an elastic closure and a new introduction.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2017

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/09/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A special edition of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. A brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. The time traveller finds himself on an idyllic Earth inhabited by the small, incredibly beautiful Eloi people who live quiet, purposeless lives in paradise. Yet all is not as it seems, and beneath the earth Morlocks - a terrifying, cannibal race that toil in the darkness - are lying in wait . . . Considered by many to be the best science-fiction novel of all time, The Time Machine is a pioneering classic and truly gripping tale from the author of The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man.

The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells, Steve Foxon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2017

The Island of Dr Moreau is the fourth of six full-cast adaptations in 2017 of the works of British Sci-Fi writer extraordinaire Herbert George Wells. Shipwrecked in the South Pacific, Edward Prendick finds unlikely salvation in the company of Montgomery - a disgraced medic bound for distant shores, in charge of an unusual cargo. Their destination is a mysterious jungle isle where the night is split by terrible cries, and where inhuman creatures walk upright on two legs. When Prendick meets the man who lays down the law, he realises that his nightmare is only just beginning. For this is...The Island of Doctor Moreau. Star Ronald Pickup is one of our most regarded British actors, his recent appearances in The Crown just the latest in a full career ranging from Holby City to A Time to Dance, from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time to Einstein. John Hefferman was most recently seen in the BBC epics Dickensian, Ripper Street and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Director and script writer Ken Bentley is one of Big Finish's primary directors, covering everything from significant Doctor Who titles to our acclaimed Survivors and The Avengers releases. CAST: Ronald Pickup (Doctor Moreau), John Hefferman (Edward Prendick), Enzo Cilenti (Montgomery), David Shaw-Parker (Captain / Constans), John Banks (Mate-LV / M'Ling / Satyr-Man), Tim Bentinck (Helmar / Captain John Davies / Ape-Man), Daniel Goode (Seaman / Mate-I, Dog-Man).

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

'Cities, nations, civilization, progress-it's all over. That game's up. We're beat.' One of the most important and influential invasion narratives ever written, The War of the Worlds (1897) describes the coming of the Martians, who land in Woking, and make their way remorselessly towards the capital, wreaking chaos, death, and destruction. The novel is closely associated with anxiety about a possible invasion of Great Britain at the turn of the century, and concerns about imperial expansion and its impact, and it drew on the latest astronomical knowledge to imagine a desert planet, Mars, turning to Earth for its future. The Martians are also evolutionarily superior to mankind.

The Fate of Man

The Fate of Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

"e;The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth"e; is a 1904 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a band of scientists who engineer a type of food that increases the growth rate of children. However, not all goes to plan as their subjects become monstrously huge when they finally reach adulthood. This volume will appeal to lovers of classic science fiction, and it is not to be missed by fans of Wells' seminal work. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre, thanks to such novels as "e;The Time Machine"e; (1895), "e;The Invisible Man"e; (1897), and "e;The War of the Worlds"e; (1898). Although never a winner, Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a total of four times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Russia in the Shadows

Russia in the Shadows

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

"e;Russia in the Shadows"e; is a 1921 book by H. G. Well. It is a collection of articles from "e;The Sunday Express"e; pertaining to Wells's 1914 visit to Russia. This fascinating volume provides an authentic and unparalleled insight into Russia at the beginning of the revolution, constituting a must-read for those with an interest in the subject. Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Although he was prolific in many genres, he is best remembered for his science fiction novels, including "e;The Time Machine "e;(1895), "e;The Island of Doctor Moreau"e; (1896), and "e;The Invisible Man"e; (1897). Contents include: "e;Petersburg in Collapse"e;, "e;Drift and Salvage"e;, "e;The Quintessence of Bolshevism"e;, "e;The Creative Effort in Russia"e;, "e;The Petersburg Soviet"e;, "e;The Dreamer in the Kremlin"e;, and "e;The Envoy"e;. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Englishman Looks at the World - Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

Englishman Looks at the World - Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

First published in 1914, "e;An Englishman Looks At The World"e; is a collection of notes and essays on various contemporary issues by English writer H. G. Wells. Contents include: "e;The Coming of Bleriot"e;, "e;My First Flight"e;, "e;Off the Chain"e;, "e;Of the New Reign"e;, "e;Will the Empire Live?"e;, "e;The Labour Unrest"e;, "e;The Great State"e;, "e;The Common Sense of Warfare"e;, "e;The Contemporary Novel"e;, "e;The Philosopher's Public Library"e;, "e;About Chesterton and Belloc"e;, etc. Highly recommended for those with an interest in early twentieth-century Europe and not to be missed by collectors of Wells' work. Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Although he was prolific in many genres, he is best remembered for his science fiction novels, including "e;The Time Machine "e;(1895), "e;The Island of Doctor Moreau"e; (1896), and "e;The Invisible Man"e; (1897). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Journeys Through Time & Space

Journeys Through Time & Space

A Nebula Award winner presents tales that shaped modern science fiction and fantasyfive complete novels by Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, and more. In this handpicked collection, New York Timesbestselling author Greg Bear travels back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when novelists let their imaginations soar beyond conventional boundaries of time and space and contributed to the emergence of imaginative new literary genres. In 1889, Mark Twain introduced Americans to time travel in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, in which a hard-headed New Englander is sent back through history to the age of chivalry. Six years later, H. G. Wells propelled an intrepid inventor into the far future via The Time Machine; there, our fearless hero discovers a nightmarish evolutionary scenario in which technologically advanced but mutated Morlocks dwell underground, preying on the innocent aboveground Eloi. In 1912, long before Ray Bradbury or Star Wars, Edgar Rice Burroughs imagined the first wildly popular alternative fantasy/alien culture with A Princess of Mars, transporting readers from Arizona to the red planet, where Confederate soldier John Carter is swept up in another kind of civil war and seduced by a gorgeous red-hued princess. In 1920, Scottish novelist David Lindsay presented A Voyage to Arcturus, an interstellar quest for truth as well as an inquiry into the nature of good and evil that inspired generations of fantasy writers to come. And in 1922, E. R. Eddison turned the planet Mercury into a fantasy version of Earth where demons and witches wage war on a Homeric scale in The Worm Ouroboros. With an insightful introduction, Bear celebrates the writers who first swept readers away to other times and worldsand blew their minds in ways that altered our literary landscape and collective imagination forever.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

The Time Traveler steps into his machine to embark upon an astonishing journey beyond the frontiers of time, space, and the human imagination. When he emerges, he finds himself in the year 802,700, observing a utopian age in which creatures coexist in peace and harmony. He plans to study this society and return to his own time to implement its secrets-until he discovers that his machine, his only means of transport back to his own life, has been stolen! This remarkable piece of science fiction, published in 1895, won immediate recognition for H. G. Wells and has been called a masterpiece of the genre.

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Author: H. G. Wells, Iain Meadows Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2017

Every action has consequences. One confrontation, one punch, one bullet - something as simple as a gesture on a train - all can change the course of history. British diplomat Dr Philip Raven knows the world is on a knife edge. But he is about to see how history might have played out differently. How there could be a better future for those who dare to grasp it. An emissary from that future has come to show him. The Shape of Things to Come.The Shape of Things to Come is the third of six full-cast adaptations in 2017 of the works of British Sci-Fi writer extraordinaire Herbert George Wells. Busy director Lisa Bowerman has worked with Big Finish since 1998, when she played Doctor Who companion Professor Bernice Summerfield - a role that continues to this day! Star Nichola Walker is one of the most regarded British actors on stage and screen - and is currently in two peak-time TV shows, Unforgotten and Last Tango in Halifax. Sam Troughton - familiar as Much the Miller's Son in BBC's Robin Hood (2006-2009) is the grandson of Doctor Who's the Second Doctor, actor Patrick Troughton, and brother to cricketer Jim Troughton. CAST: Nicola Walker (Jane), Sam Troughton (Raven), Ewan Bailey (Arden Essende), Simon Greenall (Hooper Hamilton), Eve Webster (Moira Caruso/ Anna), Duncan Wisbey (Titus Cobbett), Stuart Milligan (Benito Caruso).

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells, Protobunker Studio Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

When a diplomat dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of 'dream visions' he has been experiencing, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The Country of the Blind And Other Stories

The Country of the Blind And Other Stories

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Country of the Blind And Other Stories

The Country of the Blind And Other Stories

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2017

One night a stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in an English village. That stranger, Griffin, is a brilliant and obsessed scientist who has discovered how to turn his entire body invisible. Although he initially feels joy at his newfound freedom and abilities, that joy quickly turns to despair when he struggles to discover a way to reverse the process. As Griffin gradually loses his sanity, his initial, almost-comedic adventures as an invisible man become overshadowed by a streak of more terrifying acts...First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by Wells early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction, and it continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as much as it did its first readers nearly one hundred years ago.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2017

One night a stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in an English village. That stranger, Griffin, is a brilliant and obsessed scientist who has discovered how to turn his entire body invisible. Although he initially feels joy at his newfound freedom and abilities, that joy quickly turns to despair when he struggles to discover a way to reverse the process. As Griffin gradually loses his sanity, his initial, almost-comedic adventures as an invisible man become overshadowed by a streak of more terrifying acts...First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by Wells early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction, and it continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as much as it did its first readers nearly one hundred years ago.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2017

The War of the Worlds BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

The War of the Worlds BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: H. G. Wells Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/05/2017

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells's famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet. Ten days later, Ogilvy discovers a strange projectile on Horsell Common - with something inside. Robert rushes to view the craft, and is present when Martians emerge and turn their heat rays on the locals, who are waving white flags. It is the beginning of a merciless invasion... As Robert flees in search of safety, accompanied by a young curate, young soldier Billy experiences the chaos happening in London. As the Martians take control, transforming the landscape and decimating the population, is this the end for the human race? Wells's terrifying science fiction tale, first published in 1898, is both a reflection of Victorian fears of a coming apocalypse and a critique of British imperialism. This enthralling dramatisation asks how humankind would fare if colonised by a vastly superior technological invader. It stars Blake Ritson as Robert, with Samuel James as Billy and Carl Prekopp as the Curate. Duration: 2 hours approx.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells's famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet. Ten days later, Ogilvy discovers a strange projectile on Horsell Common - with something inside. Robert rushes to view the craft, and is present when Martians emerge and turn their heat rays on the locals, who are waving white flags. It is the beginning of a merciless invasion... As Robert flees in search of safety, accompanied by a young curate, young soldier Billy experiences the chaos happening in London. As the Martians take control, transforming the landscape and decimating the population, is this the end for the human race? Wells's terrifying science fiction tale, first published in 1898, is both a reflection of Victorian fears of a coming apocalypse and a critique of British imperialism. This enthralling dramatisation asks how humankind would fare if colonised by a vastly superior technological invader. It stars Blake Ritson as Robert, with Samuel James as Billy and Carl Prekopp as the Curate. Duration: 2 hours approx.

The Open Conspiracy Blue Prints for a World Revolution

The Open Conspiracy Blue Prints for a World Revolution

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2017

Sleeper Awakes

Sleeper Awakes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

This frighteningly prophetic tale from the progenitor of modern science fiction remains as powerful today as when it was writtenmore than a century ago. Firebrand activist Graham falls into a drug-induced sleep in 1897 Londonand is stunned to wake in the year 2100 to a world he does not know. But the world knows him. When word spreads that the ';Sleeper' has awakened, it rocks the foundations of what the planet has become: a dystopian existence of unending toil ruled by the all-powerful White Council. And the more Graham learns about his new era, the more he discovers that, while times and technology may change, the failures and flaws of humanity do not. With this stark examination of a society that may yet be, author H. G. Wells crafted a timeless story of an everyman thrust into a struggle for power over both men and men's souls, and of the cyclical nature of those who seek to break the chains of oppression, only to become the oppressors. A jarring allegory for our modern world, The Sleeper Awakes joins Wells's many masterpieces, including The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

There's a heavy price to pay for the manipulation of nature in this novel from the revered author of The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. It begins as a boon for mankindthe creation of the substance Herakleophorbia IV. When fed to farm animals, it causes them to grow to enormous size. But when it is accidentally allowed to enter the local food chain, the consequences prove monstrous: Human children exposed to it grow into giants, reaching forty feet in height. At first, these giants are tolerated. Then, as they mature, they are scorned. And as they slowly begin to realize their own power and right to exist, they are feared. Humanity must face the dawn of a new era of manmade evolutionwhile grappling to comprehend the possibility of its own ultimate demise. The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth is a thought-provoking and thrilling novel from a four-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature, the author of such all-time classics as TheIsland of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2017

The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his shoulders and chest, and added a white crest to the burden he carried. He staggered into the Coach and Horses more dead than alive. A science fiction masterpiece!

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2017

Edward Prendick finds himself adrift at sea, a lone survivor of a ship wreck. He spends more than a week drifting without food or water. Pendrick consigns himself to death, but fate intervenes and delivers him to an unknown Island. The terrors that await him on Doctor Moreaus island are far worse than what he has just been rescued from or anything that he could have imagined.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2017

When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule. Inspiring films, radio dramas, comic-book adaptations, television series and sequels, The War of the Worlds is a prototypical work of science fiction which has influenced every alien story that has come since, and is unsurpassed in its ability to thrill, well over a century since it was first published.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/2017

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2017

H.G. Wells novel, The War of the Worlds, made people start to look at the sky in a whole new wayfrom over their shoulders. Written in a journalistic style, blending fantastic events with real-life locations and actual science of its day, Wells novel chronicles the sudden Martian invasion of our planet Earth. The War of the Worlds, and its realistic approach, launched a new, chilling genre of fiction and went on to inspire numerous variations and adaptations for radio, television, comics and film.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2017

Surely the Time Traveler threw great dinner parties! His guests were treated to a once-in-forever trial of a miniature time machine - an exquisite miniature that acted so flawlessly as to appear to be stage magic. That his guests did not believe the explanation - the machine vanished into the mists of the future - was patent. Still, a couple of the more thoughtful had reservations about branding the demonstration an outright trickery. And what about the nearly-complete full-size Machine in the Travelers laboratory?Confronted at the next party by the disheveled Traveler, who had apparently suffered privations and who displayed two curious flowers of no known type, the Narrators wonderment increased. For the Traveler provided a perfectly arresting story to explain his condition - a surprising tale of a far future where humankind divides into a carefree above-ground race, the Eloi, and a mechanical subterranean race, the Morlocks. A tale in which it appears that the inheritors of the Earth inhabit it as cattle for the feeding of their underground cousins!Believe, or disbelieve? But perhaps the inventive genius of a man who can translate thousands of millions of days of time travel into an exact date should not be doubted!

Island Of Doctor Moreau

Island Of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2017

H. G. Wells's science fiction classic: the dark and captivating story of one man's fight for survival against the lab-made nightmares of a mad scientistShipwrecked and abandoned, Edward Prendick cautiously steps ashore a remote island in the Pacific. Though wary, Prendick is unaware of the horrors that await him here. But what appears at first to be a typical volcanic island slowly reveals itself to be the macabre workshop of maligned London physiologist Dr. Moreau. Moreau's genius had been celebrated far and wide until the true nature of his work was exposed. Now secluded on his island, Moreau engages unimpeded in gruesome experiments of vivisection, splicing animal and man together in a terrifying display of his dominion over nature. When Prendick realizes he's slated to be the next subject on Moreau's grisly surgical table, he flees to the junglewhere all manner of unnatural creatures abound . . .

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/04/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2017

First published in 1895, The Time Machine follows the adventures of a Victorian time traveler who journeys into the future to discover a strange society in which nothing is what it seems. Beautiful little people play and laugh among wonderful flowers and palaces above ground. But the Earth covers some frightening surprises...

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2017

First published in 1895, The Time Machine follows the adventures of a Victorian time traveler who journeys into the future to discover a strange society in which nothing is what it seems. Beautiful little people play and laugh among wonderful flowers and palaces above ground. But the Earth covers some frightening surprises...

The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells, Margaret Drabble Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

In The Time Machine an inventor travels to the remote future where he finds both love and terror. The protagonist of The Invisible Man struggles to come to terms with his condition in a narrative which is by turns comic and tragic. The War of the Worlds imagines planetary conflict from an individual point of view. If these themes reveal the originality of Wells as a thinker, each story displays his skill as a novelist by the ways in which he anchors astonishing events in vivid everyday details of character and place.All three have spawned countless adaptations and imitations but Wells remains the greatest poet of science we have, an inexhaustible source for speculation about the nature of the future and the meaning of the present.

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

'The creatures I had seen were not men, had never been men. They were animals, humanised animals...'A shipwrecked Edward Prendick finds himself stranded on a remote Noble island, the guest of a notorious scientist, Doctor Moreau. Disturbed by the cries of animals in pain, and by his encounters with half-bestial creatures, Edward slowly realises his danger and the extremes of the Doctor's experiments. Saturated in pain and disgust, suffused with grotesque and often unbearable images of torture and bodily mutilation, The Island of Doctor Moreau is unquestionably a shocking novel. It is also a serious, and highly knowledgeable, philosophical engagement with Wells's times, with their climate of scientific openness and advancement, but also their anxieties about the ethical nature of scientific discoveries, and their implications for religion. Darryl Jones's introduction places thebook in both its scientific and literary context; with the Origin of Species and Gulliver's Travels, and argues that The Island of Doctor Moreau is, like all of Wells's best fiction, is fundamentally a novel of ideas

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2017

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2017

A Victorian scientist and inventor creates a machine for propelling himself through time, and voyages to the year AD 802701, where he discovers a race of humanoids called the Eloi. Their gently indolent way of life, set in a decaying cityscape, leads the scientist to believe that they are the remnants of a once great civilization. He is forced to revise this assessment when he comes across the cave dwellings of threatening ape-like creatures known as Morlocks, whose dark underground world he must explore to discover the terrible secrets of this fractured society, and the means of getting back to his own time. A biting critique of class and social equality as well as an innovative and much imitated piece of science fiction which introduced the idea of time travel into the popular consciousness, The Time Machine is a profound and extraordinarily prescient novel.

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2017

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct)

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct)

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

A Novel Journal: H. G. Wells (Compact)

A Novel Journal: H. G. Wells (Compact)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

If you're looking for a new book in which to record your thoughts, lists, and more, you're in luck! Canterbury Classics, known for publishing fine works of literature, has released their next set of writing journals for your story recording pleasure! Tiny print encompassing the entire text of three stories by H. G. Wells creates the lines throughout this notebook, so you can pen your words right next to those of one of the greatest authors of all time. With heat-burnished Svepa covers featuring a clever quote, illustrated endpapers, foil stamping, colored edges, and an elastic band to hold it all together, you'll want to collect the whole Novel Journal series.

The Selected Works of H.G. Wells

The Selected Works of H.G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2017

H. G. Wells is often referred to as `the father of science fiction' and this compendium of his stories contains two of his most well-known works in the genre, The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1897). In addition, the reader is treated to some stories of truly extraordinary dimensions: The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), The First Men in the Moon (1901) and The Food of the Gods and How it came to Earth (1904). But Wells's phenomenal imagination ranged far and wide and thus we have included here two works of comic social realism, Kipps (1905) and The History of Mr. Polly (1910), stories that resound with Edwardian dreams, frustrations and triumphs. Wells is such a brilliant storyteller that well over a century after their publication, all of these texts are as fresh and compelling to us today as they would have been when his initial readers first turned their pages, often in astonishment and frequently in amusement. This is certainly a collection of the very best of H.G. Wells and we encourage you to devour them, and above all to enjoy the mercurial talent of this most original and precocious writer.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

The mysterious Griffin arrives at a picturesque English inn during a snowstorm, swaddled in bandages which cover his face and with his eyes hidden behind dark glasses. His odd get-up and irascible behavior intrigue the locals, who believe him to be the victim of an accident. However, the true reason for Griffin's outfit is far stranger: underneath those clothes, he is completely invisible. As the cause of Griffin's state of transparency is revealed, his nefarious and destructive intentions become clear. One of the foundational texts of science fiction, The Invisible Man has inspired numerous film and TV adaptations and remains chilling in its depiction of scientific experimentation gone wrong.

Washington and the Hope of Peace

Washington and the Hope of Peace

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

This volume contains a collection of twenty-nine papers written by H. G. Wells. The essays first appeared in the 'New York World', the 'Chicago Tribune', and many other American and European papers. They primarily concern post-war international politics, and would be of considerable utility to those with an interest in the subject. The essays include: "e;The Immensity of the Issue"e;, "e;Armaments - The futility of Mere Limitation"e;, "e;The Trail of Versailles - Two Great Powers are Silent and Absent"e;, "e;The Unknown Soldier of the Great War"e;, "e;The President at Arlington"e;, "e;The First Meeting"e;, and more. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a seminal English writer whose notable works include "e;The War of the Worlds"e; (1897) and "e;The Time Machine"e; (1895). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Tono-Bungay

Tono-Bungay

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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World of William Crissold

World of William Crissold

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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History of Mr. Polly

History of Mr. Polly

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

"e;Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island"e; is a 1928 novel by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of Arnold Blettsworthy who, after being betrayed by a business partner, is advised to go travelling in an attempt to recover from his severe disillusionment. However, instead of being full of relaxation and recuperation his trip is filled with nautical mutinies, cannibals, and much that is not what it seems. A fantastic and thought-provoking masterpiece, "e;Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island"e; is not to be missed. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a seminal English writer whose notable works include "e;The War of the Worlds"e; (1897) and "e;The Time Machine"e; (1895). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Marriage

Marriage

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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Love And Mr. Lewisham

Love And Mr. Lewisham

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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Joan and Peter

Joan and Peter

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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In the Fourth Year - Anticipations of a World Peace

In the Fourth Year - Anticipations of a World Peace

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

"e;In the Fourth Year"e; is a collection of essays written by H. G. Wells concerning the problem of achieving lasting peace at the end of World War One. They mainly deal with stratagems for the League of Nations and discussions of post-war politics, and are highly recommended reading for those with a keen interest in European politics, rapprochement, and World War One. Herbert George "e;H. G."e; Wells (1866 - 1946) was a seminal English writer whose notable works include "e;The War of the Worlds"e; (1897) and "e;The Time Machine"e; (1895). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Bealby - A Holiday

Bealby - A Holiday

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

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Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

Ann Veronica is the first novel in which Wells deliberately took a social and domestic problem and set it out in a human and straight forward story. It is one of those 'early Wells novels' which are regarded as his best work in fiction, and it is in its way a land mark not only in Wells's career but in the development of the modern novel. For its realistic - idealistic portrayal of the contemporary circumstances of physical love, and as a story of the movement for the social and political emancipation of women, it will command readers for a long time. With its publication in 1909 Mr. Wells reached a larger public than previously.

Open Conspiracy

Open Conspiracy

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2017

This volume contains H. G. Wells's 1928 work, "e;The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution"e;. Wells describes the book as a "e;scheme to thrust forward and establish a human control over the destinies of life and liberate it from its present dangers, uncertainties and miseries."e; The text suggests that, thanks to scientific advancement, a world "e;politically, socially and economically unified"e; is being established by educated and influential people which could be the foundation of "e;a world revolution aiming at universal peace."e; This fascinating and thought-provoking treatise will appeal to those with an interest in utopian literature, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells's work. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a seminal English writer whose notable works include "e;The War of the Worlds"e; (1897) and "e;The Time Machine"e; (1895). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

'The creatures I had seen were not men, had never been men. They were animals, humanised animals...' A shipwrecked Edward Prendick finds himself stranded on a remote Noble island, the guest of a notorious scientist, Doctor Moreau. Disturbed by the cries of animals in pain, and by his encounters with half-bestial creatures, Edward slowly realises his danger and the extremes of the Doctor's experiments. Saturated in pain and disgust, suffused with grotesque and often unbearable images of torture and bodily mutilation, The Island of Doctor Moreau is unquestionably a shocking novel. It is also a serious, and highly knowledgeable, philosophical engagement with Wells's times, with their climate of scientific openness and advancement, but also their anxieties about the ethical nature of scientific discoveries, and their implications for religion. Darryl Jones's introduction places the book in both its scientific and literary context; with the Origin of Species and Gulliver's Travels, and argues that The Island of Doctor Moreau is, like all of Wells's best fiction, is fundamentally a novel of ideas

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Author: H. G. Wells, Michael Sherborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Being the Story of a Gentleman of Culture and Refinement who suffered Shipwreck and saw no Human Beings otherthan Cruel and Savage Cannibals for several years. How he beheld Megatheria alive and made some notes of theirHabits. How he became a Sacred Lunatic. How he did at last escape in a Strange Manner from the Horror and Barbaritiesof Rampole Island in time to fight in the Great War, and how afterwards he came near returning to that Island forever. With much Amusing and Edifying Matter concerning Manners, Customs, Beliefs, Warfare, Crime, and a Storm atSea. Concluding with some Reflections upon Life in General and upon these Present Times in Particular.

Christina Alberta's Father

Christina Alberta's Father

Author: H. G. Wells, Michael Sherborne Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2017

In the months following his wife's death, Mr. Preemby, a retired laundryman becomes convinced that he is the incarnation of Sargon, the ancient king of Sumeria, returned to save a world upturned by the First World War. Trying to make sense of Mr Preemby is his stepdaughter, Christina Alberta. A masterclass in comic invention, Christina Alberta's Father depicts characters who long for something to believe in, just so long as it is not 'some horrible Utopia by Wells', but whose attempts to change the world are always doomed to disappointment. Whether taken as a social satire, a psychological study or a critique of Wells's own beliefs and relationships, Christina Alberta's Father makes for a fascinating and delightful read.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells, Mark Bould Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

In The Time Machine by H. G. Wells - a hugely influential, groundbreaking work of science fiction - a brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. The Time Traveller finds himself in a verdant, seemingly idyllic landscape where he is greeted by the diminutive Eloi people. The Eloi are beautiful but weak and indolent, and the explorer is perplexed by their fear of the dark. He soon discovers the reason for their fear - the Eloi are not the only race to have inherited the earth. When his time machine disappears, the Time Traveller must descend alone into the subterranean tunnels of the Morlocks - a terrifying, carnivorous people who toil in darkness - to reclaim it. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Time Machine features an introduction by Dr Mark Bould. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells, James P. Blaylock Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Shooting stars tear across the night sky, then a gigantic artificial cylinder descends from Mars to land near London. Inquisitive locals gather round, only to be struck down by a murderous Heat-Ray. Giant destructive machines disgorge from the cylinder, destroying everything in their path on a merciless march towards the capital. Can humanity survive this Martian onslaught? A gripping adventure written in semi-documentary style, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells is the seminal man versus machine adventure which has inspired countless science fiction stories and novels. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The War of the Worlds contains an introduction by author James P. Blaylock. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive. When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . . H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. In a moment I was clutched by several hands, and there was no mistaking that they were trying to haul me back . . . You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked - those pale chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes! An English scientist regales his dinner guests with the tale of his travels to the year 802,701, where he discovers that the human race has evolved into two distinct societies. The Eloi, elegant and peaceful, yet lacking spirit, are terrorised by the sinister, light-fearing Morlocks, who live underground, surrounded by industry. And when his time machine mysteriously vanishes, the scientist must descend to the realm of the Morlocks in order to find his only hope of escape . . . H. G. Wells is considered a founding father of modern science fiction, coining the term `time machine' and popularising the idea of time travel in literature.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. That these man-like creatures were in truth only bestial monsters, mere grotesque travesties of men, filled me with a vague uncertainty of their possibilities far worse than any definite fear. Edward Prendick, the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the South Pacific, is set ashore on an island where he meets the mysterious Doctor Moreau. Horrified by the discovery that Moreau is performing vivisection on animals to form monstrous human hybrids, Prendick flees into the jungle. But he soon realises that the island is populated with Moreau's terrible creations, and not all are divested of their savage habits . . . H. G. Wells pioneered ideas of society, science and progress in his works, which are now considered modern classics. Written in 1896, The Island of Doctor Moreau is an imaginative exploration of the nature of cruelty and what it means to be human.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. I beheld, unclouded by doubt, a magnificent vision of all that invisibility might mean to a man - the mystery, the power, the freedom. Griffin, a stranger, arrives at the local inn of an English village, entirely shrouded in bandages. Forbidding and unfriendly, he confines himself to his room. Driven away by the villagers and turning to an old friend for help, Griffin reveals that he has discovered how to make himself invisible, and plans to use his condition for treacherous ends. But when his friend refuses to join his quest, Griffin turns murderous, threatening to seek revenge on all who have betrayed him. H. G. Wells' controversial works are considered modern classics of the science fiction genre. Originally serialised in 1897, The Invisible Man is a fascinating exploration of power, corruption and science.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2017

Written between 1895 and 1897, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. Filmed numerous times, this science fiction classic retains its power to disturb readers more than a century later.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2017

Written between 1895 and 1897, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. Filmed numerous times, this science fiction classic retains its power to disturb readers more than a century later.

Rollercoasters: The War of the Worlds

Rollercoasters: The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2017

Nobody suspects that intelligent life exists on other planets until an enormous cylinder falls to Earth and lands in the English town of Woking. From this ominous metallic cylinder emerge the unsightly Martians, equipped with terrifying killing machines. Although the Martians initially provoke local curiosity, this rapidly turns to fear as the attacks begin and soon spread to London. With the security of the human race under threat and the power of the Martians ever mounting, authorities must act fast.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2017

First published in 1897, The Invisible Man is one of the first science fiction stories. The disturbing tale centers on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village. Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man had been filmed many times and continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/01/2017

First published in 1897, The Invisible Man is one of the first science fiction stories. The disturbing tale centers on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village. Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man had been filmed many times and continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2017

'The creatures I had seen were not men, had never been men. They were animals, humanised animals...'A shipwrecked Edward Prendick finds himself stranded on a remote Noble island, the guest of a notorious scientist, Doctor Moreau. Disturbed by the cries of animals in pain, and by his encounters with half-bestial creatures, Edward slowly realises his danger and the extremes of the Doctor's experiments. Saturated in pain and disgust, suffused with grotesque and often unbearable images of torture and bodily mutilation, The Island of Doctor Moreau is unquestionably a shocking novel. It is also a serious, and highly knowledgeable, philosophical engagement with Wells's times, with their climate of scientific openness and advancement, but also their anxieties about the ethical nature of scientific discoveries, and their implications for religion. Darryl Jones's introduction places thebook in both its scientific and literary context; with the Origin of Species and Gulliver's Travels, and argues that The Island of Doctor Moreau is, like all of Wells's best fiction, is fundamentally a novel of ideas

The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

'My next clear recollection is that we were prisoners at we knew not what depth beneath the moon's surface ...At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the 'most uneventful place in the world' the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. Dreaming respectively of scientific renown and of mineral wealth, they fashion a sphere from the gravity-defying substance Cavorite and go where no human has gone before. They expect a dead world, but instead they find lunar plants that grow in a single day, giant moon-calves and the ant-like Selenites, the super-adapted inhabitants of the Moon's utopian society. The First Men in the Moon is both an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, and a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain and of utopian dreams of a wholly ordered and rational society.

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

'The man's become inhuman ...He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.' One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagers discover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible. Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever more desperate and violent. In this pioneering novella, subtitled 'A Grotesque Romance', Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and most experimental novels of the twentieth century.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

'So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers...' At a Victorian dinner party, in Richmond, London, the Time Traveller returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers. The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialisation had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared 'a man of genius', and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadent culture of the 1890s. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

The Time Machine (World Classics, Unabridged)

The Time Machine (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

The Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Two scientists develop a foodstuff that causes unparalleled growth in animals and humans. The results of their experimentation lead to chaos and unforseen consequences throughout the land. THE FOOD OF THE GODS deals with many issues which are still present in science today and is a both witty and disturbing tale.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's...' So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing, the Traveller faces a fight to enter the Morlocks' domain and return to his own time. THE TIME MACHINE remains one of the cornerstones of science-fiction literature and has proved hugely influential.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

H.G. Wells' great novel of the dangers of science describes a man cast out from society by his own terrifying discovery. THE INVISIBLE MAN tells the story of Griffin, a brilliant and obsessed scientist dedicated to achieving invisibility. Taking whatever action is necessary to keep his incredible discovery safe, he terrorises the local village where he has sought refuge. Wells skilfully weaves the themes of science, terror and pride as the invisible Griffin gradually loses his sanity and, ultimately, his humanity.

The First Men In The Moon

The First Men In The Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

'As we saw it first it was the wildest and most desolate of scenes. We were in an enormous amphitheatre, a vast circular plain, the floor of the giant crater. Its cliff-like wall closed us in on every side?' Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishman decide to tackle the most prestigious goal - space travel. They construct a sphere that will ultimately take them to the moon. On landing, they encounter what seems like an utterly barren landscape but they soon find signs that the planet was once very much alive. Then they hear curious hammering sounds from beneath the surface, and come face to face with the Selenites, a race of insect-like aliens living in a rigidly organised hive society.

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here he meets the sinister Dr Moreau, a vivisectionst driven out of Britain in disgrace. And soon strange events cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr Moreau's activities on the island. THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivalled fashion. Its question on how far science should go is one that rings true today as it did when it was first published.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2017

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2017

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

They say that terror is a disease... A shipwrecked man finds himself, after various twists of Fate, on a lonely tropical island. From a locked enclosure the cries of animals in pain can be heard, and there is a stink of chemicals in the air. Bestial faces stare out of the forests and grotesque, misshaped creatures move in the gloom. In this island paradise, the horrific experiments of the infamous Doctor Moreau will reach their inevitable conclusion.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. Then, late one night, in the middle of the English countryside, they landed.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes; and on again to the last days of our planet, a remote twilight where nothing moves but darkness and a cold wind. Brilliantly imaginative fiction or the shape of things to come? H.G. Wells's masterpiece still retains its power to provoke and enthral.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

The stranger arrives early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow. He is wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his hat hides every inch of his face. Rude and rough, the stranger works with strange apparatus locked in his room all day and walks along lonely lanes at night, his bandaged face inspiring fear in children and dogs. Is he the mutilated victim of an accident? A criminal on the run? An eccentric genius? But no-one in the village comes close to guessing who has come amongst them, or what those bandages hide.

The War of the Worlds and The War in the Air

The War of the Worlds and The War in the Air

Author: H. G. Wells, Andrew Frayn Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Andrew Frayn, Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University.In these two compelling novels H.G. Wells imagines terrifying futures in which civilisation itself is threatened. The narrator of The War of the Worlds is quick to discover that what appeared to be a falling star was, in fact, a metallic cylinder landing from Mars. Six million people begin to flee London in panic as tentacled invaders emerge and overpower the city. With their heat-ray, killing machines, black gas, and a taste for fresh human blood, is there anything that can be done to stop the Martians? In The War in the Air, naive but resourceful Bert Smallways is thrilled by speed and fascinated by the new flying machines. His curiosity sweeps him away by accident into a German plan to conquer America, beginning with the destruction of New York. The ease of movement in aerial warfare means that nothing and nobody is safe as Total War erupts, civilisation crumbles, and Bert's hopes of getting back to London to marry his love seem impossibly distant.

The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods

The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods

Author: H. G. Wells, Linda Dryden Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

With an Introduction and Notes by Linda Dryden, Professor of English Literature at Edinburgh Napier University and the author of Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells: The Fin-de Siecle-Literary Scene.At the end of the nineteenth century a stranger arrives in the Sussex countryside and mayhem ensues; in the sleepy county of Kent a miracle food brings biological chaos that engulfs and threatens the entire planet. H. G. Wells's fertile and mercurial imagination never brought us more bizarre and unsettling stories than those revealed in The Invisible Man (1897) and The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (1904). These are stories of extraordinary physical transformations and are at once extremely funny and richly imaginative. At the same time, Wells poses some very probing questions about the ethical dimensions to science and the human capacity for both pity and cruelty. Brought together for the first time in this new Wordsworth edition, The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods are two of Wells's most entertaining and thought-provoking works.

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells, Emily Alder Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Emily Alder, Lecturer in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University 'Each time I dip a living creature into the bath of burning pain, I say: this time I will burn out all the animal, this time I will make a rational creature of my own!' declares Doctor Moreau to hapless narrator Edward Prendick. Moreau's highly controversial methods and ambitions conflict with the religious, moral and scientific norms of his day and Wells later called The Island of Doctor Moreau 'a youthful exercise in blasphemy'. Today his vivid depictions of the Beast People still strike modern readers with an uncanny glimpse of the animal in the human, while the behaviour of humans leave us wondering who is the most monstrous after all. This volume unites four of Wells' liveliest and most engaging tales of the strange evolution and behaviour of animals - including human beings. The Island of Doctor Moreau is followed by three fantastic yet chillingly plausible short stories of human-animal encounters. The Empire of the Ants is a darkly humorous account of intelligent Amazonian ants threatening to displace humans as 'the lords of the future and masters of the earth'. In The Sea Raiders, the south coast of England is terrorized by an unwelcome visit from deep-sea predator Haploteuthis ferox, while AEpyornis Island provides a marooned egg collector with an unusual companion.

The First Men in the Moon and A Modern Utopia

The First Men in the Moon and A Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells, David Stuart Davies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to Kent to write a play, he encounters Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist who has invented a material that counteracts gravity. This discovery enables the two men to set off on a fantastic journey to the Moon. But they are not prepared for what they find there - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and danger from a sinister alien lifeform, the selenites, creatures who have developed an intricate hierarchical society beneath the lunar surface. The First Men in the Moon ignited speculation in nineteenth century society concerning what lies on and beneath the surface of the Moon. By turns amusing, thrilling and stimulating, the novel is a classic of its genre. This volume also contains another of Wells's fascinating thought-provoking fantasies: A Modern Utopia in which two travellers fall into a space-warp and find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.

The Time Machine and Other Works

The Time Machine and Other Works

Author: H. G. Wells, Laurence Davies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

In these 'scientific romances' H. G. Wells sees the present reflected in the future and the future in the present. His aim is to provoke rather than predict. The Sleeper falls into a trance, waking up two centuries later as the richest man in a world of new technologies, power-greedy leaders, sensual elites, and brutalised industrial slaves. Arriving in the year 802,701, the Time-Traveller finds that humanity has evolved into two drastically different species; going farther still, he witnesses the ultimate fate of the solar system. The Chronic Argonauts, the original version of The Time Machine, pits a scientist with daring views of time and space against superstitious villagers. In all three works Wells laces vivid adventure stories with the latest ideas in biology and physics.

Kipps and The History of Mr Polly

Kipps and The History of Mr Polly

Author: H. G. Wells, Jonathan Wild Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners of their modest social class, limited education, dull work, and sterile relationships. In Wells' hands they break out of the cages that society has constructed for them, learning after bitter experience the truth that 'if the world does not please you, you can change it'. This message, a revolutionary one in its day for the growing army of Edwardian clerks and drapers, is handled with a rich comedy and freshness that belies its deadly seriousness. Wells is at his very best here in exposing and satirising the unequal nature of British society while preparing the ground for its reformation.

The Crystal Egg and Other Stories

The Crystal Egg and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells, Prof. Cedric, M.A., Ph.D. Watts Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2017

This volume contains a generous selection of the tales of H. G. Wells, some of them famous, some forgotten. They demonstrate his immense imaginative energy, his originality, his prophetic genius, and his mastery of a range embracing Gothic horror, social satire, lyrical reverie and Utopian fantasy. Here Wells predicts the use of the tank, the aeroplane, the parachute and the bathysphere; he depicts the arrival of monsters from the deep, and envisages the destruction of life on our planet. Nevertheless, in social comedy, Wells anticipates E. M. Forster. We also see why Wells proved to be a provocation and inspiration not only to numerous science-fiction writers but also to such eminent authors as Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and William Golding. Entertaining, disturbing, astonishing and thought-provoking, these tales constitute a Wellsian cornucopia. Enjoy!

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear-England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear-England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

'The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.'One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagers discover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible. Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever more desperate and violent. In this pioneering novella, subtitled 'A Grotesque Romance', Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and most experimental novels of the twentieth century.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

'The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.'One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagers discover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible. Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever more desperate and violent. In this pioneering novella, subtitled 'A Grotesque Romance', Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and most experimental novels of the twentieth century.

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

'My next clear recollection is that we were prisoners at we knew not what depth beneath the moon's surface ... At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the 'most uneventful place in the world' the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. Dreaming respectively of scientific renown and of mineral wealth, they fashion a sphere from the gravity-defying substance Cavorite and go where no human has gone before. They expect a dead world, but instead they find lunar plants that grow in a single day, giant moon-calves and the ant-like Selenites, the super-adapted inhabitants of the Moon's utopian society. The First Men in the Moon is both an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, and a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain and of utopian dreams of a wholly ordered and rational society.

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

'My next clear recollection is that we were prisoners at we knew not what depth beneath the moon's surface ... At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the 'most uneventful place in the world' the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. Dreaming respectively of scientific renown and of mineral wealth, they fashion a sphere from the gravity-defying substance Cavorite and go where no human has gone before. They expect a dead world, but instead they find lunar plants that grow in a single day, giant moon-calves and the ant-like Selenites, the super-adapted inhabitants of the Moon's utopian society. The First Men in the Moon is both an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, and a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain and of utopian dreams of a wholly ordered and rational society.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

'So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers...'At a Victorian dinner party, in Richmond, London, the Time Traveller returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers. The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialisation had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared 'a man of genius', and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadentculture of the 1890s. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

'So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers...'At a Victorian dinner party, in Richmond, London, the Time Traveller returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers. The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialisation had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared 'a man of genius', and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadentculture of the 1890s. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2016

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2016

While traveling in the Swiss Alps, a pair of Englishmen who are in the midst of a discussion about the possible types of Utopias find themselves suddenly transported into a parallel world — a planet seemingly identical to Earth, yet radically different, as they will learn. This Utopia exists as a single allied state, with a common language and perfect equality, under the rule of a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai. The travelers are mightily impressed by this harmonious society, but what will the Utopians think of their guests?Better known for his formative works in science fiction, H. G. Wells also took a lively interest in politics and society. In this 1905 novel, the visionary author blends philosophical discussion with an imaginative narrative that offers a persuasive and ever-valid argument for his socialist ideals. This new edition of A Modern Utopia is enhanced with a series of atmospheric engravings from the original publication.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H G Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells, Aaron Parrett Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Find yourself caught in the middle of an alien invasion in the late 1800s in this thrilling science fiction classic. A classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds tells the story of the martian invasion of Planet Earth. This late-ninteenth century novel plays on the mood of the period in which it was written - a world with great fears for its security and long-term stability. H.G. Wells predicts the brutal savagery of twentieth-century warfare through the lens of interplanetary conflict. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Aaron Parrett. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.

The War of the Worlds (World Classics, Unabridged)

The War of the Worlds (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

The Great Science Fiction The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, Short Stories

The Great Science Fiction The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, Short Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2016

'No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's' Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity's dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are. With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

A moving novel of one Englishman's experience as his country goes to war, from the author of who gave us The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. Mr. Britling considers himself an optimist. But as the Great War begins, he finds himself forced to reassess many of the things he thought he was sure of. As refugees from Belgium arrive in the town of Matching's Easy, telling frightening tales of what they have seen, Mr. Britling sees men dressed in khakis everywhere he looks. and his family's tutor, a German, is forced to return home. Then comes the change that scares him the most: His own son, Hugh, only seventeen, enlists in the Territorials, the British Army's volunteer reserve. Day by day and month by month, Britling observes the unfolding events and public reaction to the war as his ordinary life is shaken in ways large and small. As Wells's characters try to keep their bearings in a world suddenly changed beyond recognition, Mr. Britling must wrestle with outrage, grief, and attempts at rationalization as he resolves to ';see it through.' Whether science fiction or not, H.G. Wells's stories always reflect deep human truths. Written in 1916, when the outcome of the conflict was still uncertain, this is both a fascinating portrait of Britain at war and a rare inside look at H.G. Wells himself, as