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H. G. Wells - Author

About the Author

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough. Today he is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.

Featured books by H. G. Wells

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.

Other books by H. G. Wells

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2018

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2018

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 Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

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.

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 / softback Release Date: 12/10/2018

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 War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

THE SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC, SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC DRAMA 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 an alien capsule lands on Horsell Common, Woking, crowds of astonished onlookers gather. But wonder soon turns to terror when the Martians emerge. Armed with deadly heat rays, the aliens begin their conquest of earth. Confronted by powers beyond our control, a technology far in advance of our own, and a race of alien invaders which regard us as no more than ants, humankind faces extinction. While the world crumbles under the shadow of the Martian menace, one man sets out alone across the desolate wasteland to find his wife. . . 'Groundbreaking. A true classic' Guardian 'The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best' The Times

THE DARKNESS OF TOMORROW - Dystopian Novels & Post-Apocalyptic Stories

THE DARKNESS OF TOMORROW - Dystopian Novels & Post-Apocalyptic Stories

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Jack London:Iron HeelH. G. Wells:The Time MachineThe First Men in the MoonWhen the Sleeper WakesJonathan Swift:Gulliver's TravelsEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Coming RaceEdgar Allan Poe:The Conversation of Eiros and CharmionOwen Gregory:Meccania the Super-StateHugh Benson:Lord of the WorldEdward Bellamy:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityMary Shelley:The Last ManWilliam Hope Hodgson:The Night LandStanley G. Weinbaum:The Black FlameFred M. White:The Doom of London SeriesThe Four White DaysThe Four Days' NightThe Dust of DeathA Bubble BurstThe Invisible ForceThe River of DeathIgnatius Donnelly:Caesar's ColumnErnest Bramah:The Secret of the League (aka What Might Have Been)Arthur Dudley Vinton:Looking Further BackwardRichard Jefferies:After LondonSamuel Butler:ErewhonEdwin A. Abbott:FlatlandAnthony Trollope:The Fixed PeriodCleveland Moffett:The Conquest of America

Sci-Fi Box Set: 140+ Dystopian Novels, Novels Space Adventures, Lost World Classics & Apocalyptic Tales

Sci-Fi Box Set: 140+ Dystopian Novels, Novels Space Adventures, Lost World Classics & Apocalyptic Tales

Enjoy this meticulously edited SF Collection, jam-packed with space adventures, dystopian apocalyptic tales and the greatest sci-fi classics:H. G. Wells:The Time MachineThe War of the WorldsThe Island of Doctor MoreauThe Invisible ManJules Verne:Journey to the Center of the Earth20.000 Leagues under the SeaThe Mysterious IslandMary Shelley:FrankensteinThe Last ManEdgar Wallace:Planetoid 127The Green RustOtis Adelbert Kline:The Venus TrilogyThe Mars SeriesMalcolm Jameson:Captain Bullard SeriesGarrett P. Serviss:Edison's Conquest of MarsA Columbus of SpaceThe Sky PirateArthur Conan Doyle:The Professor Challenger SeriesFrancis Bacon:New AtlantisEdwin A. Abbott:FlatlandJack London:Iron HeelThe Scarlet PlagueThe Star RoverRobert Louis Stevenson:Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeGeorge MacDonald:LilithH. Rider Haggard:King Solomon's MinesSheWilliam H. Hodgson:The House on the BorderlandThe Night LandEdgar Allan Poe:Some Words with a MummyMellonta TautaH. P. Lovecraft:Beyond the Wall of SleepThe Cats of UltharCelephasEdward Bellamy:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityMark Twain:A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtOwen Gregory:Meccania the Super-StateMargaret Cavendish:The Blazing WorldJonathan Swift:Gulliver's TravelsWilliam Morris:News from NowhereSamuel Butler:ErewhonEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Coming RaceJames Fenimore Cooper:The MonikinsHugh Benson:Lord of the WorldFred M. White:The Doom of LondonIgnatius Donnelly:Caesar's ColumnErnest Bramah:The Secret of the LeagueArthur D. Vinton:Looking Further BackwardRobert Cromie:The Crack of DoomAnthony Trollope:The Fixed PeriodCleveland Moffett:The Conquest of AmericaRichard Jefferies:After LondonFrancis Stevens:The Heads of CerberusPercy Greg:Across the ZodiacDavid Lindsay:A Voyage to ArcturusStanley G. Weinbaum:Stories from the Solar SystemEdward Everett Hale:The Brick MoonAbraham Merritt:The Moon PoolThe Metal MonsterC. J. Cutcliffe Hyne:The Lost ContinentLewis Grassic Gibbon:Three Go Back

BEYOND SPACESHIP EARTH: 50+ Sci-Fi Books in One Volume

BEYOND SPACESHIP EARTH: 50+ Sci-Fi Books in One Volume

This unique Sci-Fi Boxed Set includes carefully selected stories from out of space, thrilling intergalactic adventures and tales from good old Solar System:H. G. Wells:The War of the WorldsThe Shape of Things to ComeIn the Days of the CometThe War in the AirThe Chronic ArgonautsOtis Adelbert Kline:The Venus Trilogy:The Planet of PerilThe Prince of PerilThe Port of PerilThe Mars Series:The Swordsman of MarsThe Outlaws of MarsOther Novels:Maza of the MoonThe Metal MonsterStranger from SmallnessEdgar Wallace:Planetoid 127Stanley G. Weinbaum:Stories from the Solar System:A Martian Odyssey (Mars) Valley of Dreams (Mars) Flight on Titan (Titan) Parasite Planet (Venus) The Lotus Eaters (Venus) The Planet of Doubt (Uranus) The Red Peri (Pluto) The Mad Moon (Io) Redemption Cairn (Europa) Malcolm Jameson:The Captain Bullard Series:Admiral's InspectionWhite MutinyBlockade RunnerBullard ReflectsDevil's PowderSlacker's ParadiseBrimstone BillThe BureaucratOrdersJules Verne:From the Earth to the MoonAround the MoonOff on a CometPercy Greg:Across the ZodiacDavid Lindsay:A Voyage to ArcturusEdward Everett Hale:The Brick Moon

Time Traveler's Travelogue

Time Traveler's Travelogue

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Time Traveler's Travelogue"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:H. G. Wells:The Time MachineWilliam Hope Hodgson:The Night LandMark Twain:A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtH. P. Lovecraft:The Shadow out of TimeAbraham Merritt:The Ship of Ishtar

LOST WORLDS: Ultimate Sci-Fi Boxed Set

LOST WORLDS: Ultimate Sci-Fi Boxed Set

Enjoy this meticulously edited Sci-Fi Collection and lose your-self in Lost Worlds of the greatest masters of science fiction genre:H. G. Wells:The Shape of Things to ComeAbraham Merritt:The Moon PoolThe Metal MonsterDwellers in the MirageThe People of the PitArthur Conan Doyle:The Lost WorldJules Verne:Journey to the Center of the EarthTwenty Thousand Leagues under the SeaThe Mysterious IslandEdward Bulwer-Lytton:The Coming RaceGeorge MacDonald:LilithH. Rider Haggard:King Solomon's MinesShe: A History of AdventureGertrude Barrows Bennett (aka Francis Stevens):The Citadel of FearLewis Grassic Gibbon:Three Go BackFrancis Bacon:New AtlantisC. J. Cutcliffe Hyne:The Lost Continent

Mr. Blettsworthy auf der Insel Rampole

Mr. Blettsworthy auf der Insel Rampole

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2018

Die Blettsworthys, meine Familie, sind allezeit sehr gewissenhafte und vornehme Leute gewesen, die Blettsworthys aus Wiltshire vielleicht sogar in noch hoherem Mae als die aus Sussex. Man moge es mir verzeihen, wenn ich einiges uber sie sage, ehe ich meine eigene Geschichte beginne. Ich bin stolz auf meine Ahnen und auf die guten Sitten und die heitere Lebensart, die sie mir vererbt haben. Der Gedanke an sie hat mich, wie ich erzahlen werde, in so mancher schwierigen Lage gestutzt und aufrecht erhalten. "e;Was"e;, so habe ich mich stets gefragt, "e;soll ein Blettsworthy tun?"e; Und ich habe es zumindest versucht, mich durch meine Haltung meiner Familie wurdig zu zeigen. Es hat allezeit Blettsworthys in England gegeben, und zwar im Sden und im Westen des Landes, und sie sind stets so ziemlich dieselbe Art von Menschen gewesen. Zahlreiche Grabschriften und hnliche Aufzeichnungen, die weit hinter die Zeit der Tudors zurckreichen, legen Zeugnis fr ihre Tugenden ab, fr ihr Wohlwollen, ihre Rechtschaffenheit und ihren unaufdringlichen Reichtum. Es soll auch im Languedoc einen Zweig der Familie geben, doch wei ich darber nichts Bestimmtes. Einige Blettsworthys sind nach Amerika, insbesondere nach Virginia ausgewandert, scheinen aber dort verschluckt worden zu sein und sind verlorengegangen. Doch zeichnet sich meine Familie durch eine zhe Eigenart aus, die nicht so leicht verschwindet. Vielleicht wei irgendein amerikanischer Leser etwas ber das Schicksal dieses Zweiges der Blettsworthys. Dergleichen Zuflle gibt es. In der Kathedrale von Salisbury steht die Alabaster-Statue eines Bischofs Blettsworthy; sie wurde aus der Kirche des alten Sarum dahin gebracht, als man dieses Stdtchen dem Erdboden gleichmachte und Salisbury errichtete; das Marmorantlitz knnte als ein Bildnis meines Oheims, des Rektors von Harrow Hoeward, gelten, und die feinen Hnde gleichen vllig den seinen. Es mu Blettsworthys in Amerika geben, und ich kann es kaum begreifen, da man nichts von

Mr. Blettsworthy auf der Insel Rampole (Roman)

Mr. Blettsworthy auf der Insel Rampole (Roman)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2018

Die Blettsworthys, meine Familie, sind allezeit sehr gewissenhafte und vornehme Leute gewesen, die Blettsworthys aus Wiltshire vielleicht sogar in noch hoherem Mae als die aus Sussex. Man moge es mir verzeihen, wenn ich einiges uber sie sage, ehe ich meine eigene Geschichte beginne. Ich bin stolz auf meine Ahnen und auf die guten Sitten und die heitere Lebensart, die sie mir vererbt haben. Der Gedanke an sie hat mich, wie ich erzahlen werde, in so mancher schwierigen Lage gestutzt und aufrecht erhalten. "e;Was"e;, so habe ich mich stets gefragt, "e;soll ein Blettsworthy tun?"e; Und ich habe es zumindest versucht, mich durch meine Haltung meiner Familie wurdig zu zeigen. Es hat allezeit Blettsworthys in England gegeben, und zwar im Sden und im Westen des Landes, und sie sind stets so ziemlich dieselbe Art von Menschen gewesen. Zahlreiche Grabschriften und hnliche Aufzeichnungen, die weit hinter die Zeit der Tudors zurckreichen, legen Zeugnis fr ihre Tugenden ab, fr ihr Wohlwollen, ihre Rechtschaffenheit und ihren unaufdringlichen Reichtum. Es soll auch im Languedoc einen Zweig der Familie geben, doch wei ich darber nichts Bestimmtes. Einige Blettsworthys sind nach Amerika, insbesondere nach Virginia ausgewandert, scheinen aber dort verschluckt worden zu sein und sind verlorengegangen. Doch zeichnet sich meine Familie durch eine zhe Eigenart aus, die nicht so leicht verschwindet. Vielleicht wei irgendein amerikanischer Leser etwas ber das Schicksal dieses Zweiges der Blettsworthys. Dergleichen Zuflle gibt es. In der Kathedrale von Salisbury steht die Alabaster-Statue eines Bischofs Blettsworthy; sie wurde aus der Kirche des alten Sarum dahin gebracht, als man dieses Stdtchen dem Erdboden gleichmachte und Salisbury errichtete; das Marmorantlitz knnte als ein Bildnis meines Oheims, des Rektors von Harrow Hoeward, gelten, und die feinen Hnde gleichen vllig den seinen. Es mu Blettsworthys in Amerika geben, und ich kann es kaum begreifen, da man nichts von

Menschen, Gottern gleich

Menschen, Gottern gleich

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2018

Mr. Barnstaple fand, da er dringend einen Urlaub brauchte; nur wute er weder, mit wem, noch wohin er hatte gehen konnen. Er war uberarbeitet und hielt es zu Hause nicht mehr aus. Barnstaple hatte von Natur aus ein starkes Temperament. Seine Familie liebte er innig, so da er sie durch und durch kannte und sie ihn entsetzlich langweilte, wenn er in so niedergedrckter Stimmung war. Seine drei heranwachsenden Shne schienen von einem Tag zum andern langbeiniger und grer zu werden. Wollte er sich in einen Sessel setzen, so sa sicher schon einer von ihnen darin; sie verjagten ihn von seinem Pianola; sie erfllten das Haus mit gellendem und nicht enden wollendem Gelchter ber Witze, die sich nicht zum Erzhlen eigneten. Sie strten ihn bei den spten, harmlosen Flirts, die bis dahin sein bester Trost in diesem Jammertal gewesen waren; sie schlugen ihn im Tennis; sie rauften miteinander voll bermut auf den Treppenabstzen und sausten zu zweit und dritt unter gewaltigem Getse die Stiegen hinunter. Ihre Hte lagen berall umher. Sie kamen zu spt zum Frhstck. Jeden Abend beim Zubettgehen erhoben sie ein Gebrll: "e;Uahu! Uahu! Uahu! bums!"e; Und ihrer Mutter schien dies zu gefallen. Sie alle kosteten Geld und setzten sich sorglos ber die Tatsache hinweg, da alles, mit Ausnahme von Barnstaples Verdienst, gestiegen war. Und wenn er bei den Mahlzeiten einige schlichte Wahrheiten ber Mr. Lloyd George uerte, oder wenn er den leisesten Versuch machte, den Ton des Tischgesprches ber das Niveau des dmmsten Tratsches zu erheben, lie ihre Aufmerksamkeit ostentativ nachAuf jeden Fall schien es ostentativ. Er hatte das starke Bedrfnis, von seiner Familie fort, irgendwohin zu gehen, wo er in Ruhe mit Stolz und Liebe an seine Angehrigen denken konnte, ohne von ihnen gestrt zu werdenUnd ebenso wnschte er dringend, fr einige Zeit von Mr. Peeve loszukommen. Nie wieder wollte er eine Zeitung oder eine Zeitungsankndigung sehen; selbst der Anblick der

Menschen, Gottern gleich (Roman)

Menschen, Gottern gleich (Roman)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2018

Mr. Barnstaple fand, da er dringend einen Urlaub brauchte; nur wute er weder, mit wem, noch wohin er hatte gehen konnen. Er war uberarbeitet und hielt es zu Hause nicht mehr aus. Barnstaple hatte von Natur aus ein starkes Temperament. Seine Familie liebte er innig, so da er sie durch und durch kannte und sie ihn entsetzlich langweilte, wenn er in so niedergedrckter Stimmung war. Seine drei heranwachsenden Shne schienen von einem Tag zum andern langbeiniger und grer zu werden. Wollte er sich in einen Sessel setzen, so sa sicher schon einer von ihnen darin; sie verjagten ihn von seinem Pianola; sie erfllten das Haus mit gellendem und nicht enden wollendem Gelchter ber Witze, die sich nicht zum Erzhlen eigneten. Sie strten ihn bei den spten, harmlosen Flirts, die bis dahin sein bester Trost in diesem Jammertal gewesen waren; sie schlugen ihn im Tennis; sie rauften miteinander voll bermut auf den Treppenabstzen und sausten zu zweit und dritt unter gewaltigem Getse die Stiegen hinunter. Ihre Hte lagen berall umher. Sie kamen zu spt zum Frhstck. Jeden Abend beim Zubettgehen erhoben sie ein Gebrll: "e;Uahu! Uahu! Uahu! bums!"e; Und ihrer Mutter schien dies zu gefallen. Sie alle kosteten Geld und setzten sich sorglos ber die Tatsache hinweg, da alles, mit Ausnahme von Barnstaples Verdienst, gestiegen war. Und wenn er bei den Mahlzeiten einige schlichte Wahrheiten ber Mr. Lloyd George uerte, oder wenn er den leisesten Versuch machte, den Ton des Tischgesprches ber das Niveau des dmmsten Tratsches zu erheben, lie ihre Aufmerksamkeit ostentativ nachAuf jeden Fall schien es ostentativ. Er hatte das starke Bedrfnis, von seiner Familie fort, irgendwohin zu gehen, wo er in Ruhe mit Stolz und Liebe an seine Angehrigen denken konnte, ohne von ihnen gestrt zu werdenUnd ebenso wnschte er dringend, fr einige Zeit von Mr. Peeve loszukommen. Nie wieder wollte er eine Zeitung oder eine Zeitungsankndigung sehen; selbst der Anblick der

Island of Dr. Moreau, The

Island of Dr. Moreau, The

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2018

Englishman Edward Prendick finds himself shipwrecked on the open ocean. When a passing ship takes him aboard and revives him, things are starting to look less gloomy for the young scientist. Yet little does he know things about to get much worse. He is taken to an abandoned island occupied only by Dr. Moreau, a disgraced English scientist for his unethical treatment of live creatures. Prendick finds that the Doctor has been up to old habits, using the island's animals to create animal-human hybrids. Prendick must learn to survive among these creatures, while uncovering even more deadly mysteries about Doctor and the strange inhabitants of the island in this classic sci-fi tale.

Island of Dr. Moreau, The

Island of Dr. Moreau, The

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2018

Englishman Edward Prendick finds himself shipwrecked on the open ocean. When a passing ship takes him aboard and revives him, things are starting to look less gloomy for the young scientist. Yet little does he know things about to get much worse. He is taken to an abandoned island occupied only by Dr. Moreau, a disgraced English scientist for his unethical treatment of live creatures. Prendick finds that the Doctor has been up to old habits, using the island's animals to create animal-human hybrids. Prendick must learn to survive among these creatures, while uncovering even more deadly mysteries about Doctor and the strange inhabitants of the island in this classic sci-fi tale.

Der Diktator oder Mr. Parham wird allmachtig

Der Diktator oder Mr. Parham wird allmachtig

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2018

Einige Zeit hindurch war Mr. Parham dem Gedanken, einer spiritistischen Sitzung beizuwohnen, wozu Sir Bussy Woodcock ihn aufgefordert hatte, in starkstem Mae abgeneigt. Mr. Parham wollte mit Spiritismus nichts zu schaffen haben. Gleichzeitig aber wollte er seine Beziehungen zu Sir Bussy Woodcock nicht lockern. Sir Bussy Woodcock war einer jener ungebildeten Plutokraten, deren Umgang Mnner von berragender Intelligenz heutzutage pflegen mssen, wenn sie nur den geringsten Ehrgeiz in sich verspren, beim Schauspiel des Lebens mehr zu sein als bloe Zuschauer. Reiche Abenteuer solcher Art sind unter den heutigen Bedingungen die notwendigen Vermittler zwischen edlem Denken und gemeiner Wirklichkeit. Die Notwendigkeit einer so schwierigen und dabei so entwrdigenden Vermittlung ist bedauerlich, doch scheint sie in dieser unerklrlichen Welt nun einmal zu bestehen. Der Denker und der Mann der Tat sind einander ntig - zumindest scheint der Denker ihres Zusammenwirkens zu bedrfen. Sowohl Plato wie auch Konfuzius oder Machiavelli muten sich einen Frsten suchen. Heutzutage, da Frsten auf schwachen Beinen stehen, mssen Denker sich an reiche Leute halten. Es ist schwer, reiche Leute zu finden, die fr geistige Bestrebungen etwas brig haben, und hat man sie gefunden, so sind sie zumeist recht strrisch. An Sir Bussy zum Beispiel gab es so manches, was ein Mensch von hoher Geistigkeit kaum ertragen htte, wenn ihm nicht die wunderbarste Selbstbeherrschung eigen gewesen wre. Sir Bussy war ein kleiner Mann mit rotem, sommersprossigem Gesicht, einer hochgestlpten Nase, wie man sie heute so hufig findet, und einem Mund, der einer aufs Geratewohl ins Gesicht gesetzten Schmarre glich; er war untersetzt, was einen Menschen von hohem, schlankem Wuchs an und fr sich schon unangenehm berhren mu, und er bewegte sich mit einer Lebhaftigkeit und Hast, die einem oft auf die Nerven fiel und jederzeit bewies, da Sir Bussy gewisse, einem kultivierten Geiste unerlliche

Der Diktator oder Mr. Parham wird allmachtig (Roman)

Der Diktator oder Mr. Parham wird allmachtig (Roman)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2018

Einige Zeit hindurch war Mr. Parham dem Gedanken, einer spiritistischen Sitzung beizuwohnen, wozu Sir Bussy Woodcock ihn aufgefordert hatte, in starkstem Mae abgeneigt. Mr. Parham wollte mit Spiritismus nichts zu schaffen haben. Gleichzeitig aber wollte er seine Beziehungen zu Sir Bussy Woodcock nicht lockern. Sir Bussy Woodcock war einer jener ungebildeten Plutokraten, deren Umgang Mnner von berragender Intelligenz heutzutage pflegen mssen, wenn sie nur den geringsten Ehrgeiz in sich verspren, beim Schauspiel des Lebens mehr zu sein als bloe Zuschauer. Reiche Abenteuer solcher Art sind unter den heutigen Bedingungen die notwendigen Vermittler zwischen edlem Denken und gemeiner Wirklichkeit. Die Notwendigkeit einer so schwierigen und dabei so entwrdigenden Vermittlung ist bedauerlich, doch scheint sie in dieser unerklrlichen Welt nun einmal zu bestehen. Der Denker und der Mann der Tat sind einander ntig - zumindest scheint der Denker ihres Zusammenwirkens zu bedrfen. Sowohl Plato wie auch Konfuzius oder Machiavelli muten sich einen Frsten suchen. Heutzutage, da Frsten auf schwachen Beinen stehen, mssen Denker sich an reiche Leute halten. Es ist schwer, reiche Leute zu finden, die fr geistige Bestrebungen etwas brig haben, und hat man sie gefunden, so sind sie zumeist recht strrisch. An Sir Bussy zum Beispiel gab es so manches, was ein Mensch von hoher Geistigkeit kaum ertragen htte, wenn ihm nicht die wunderbarste Selbstbeherrschung eigen gewesen wre. Sir Bussy war ein kleiner Mann mit rotem, sommersprossigem Gesicht, einer hochgestlpten Nase, wie man sie heute so hufig findet, und einem Mund, der einer aufs Geratewohl ins Gesicht gesetzten Schmarre glich; er war untersetzt, was einen Menschen von hohem, schlankem Wuchs an und fr sich schon unangenehm berhren mu, und er bewegte sich mit einer Lebhaftigkeit und Hast, die einem oft auf die Nerven fiel und jederzeit bewies, da Sir Bussy gewisse, einem kultivierten Geiste unerlliche

War of the Worlds (Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

War of the Worlds (Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.

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Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2018

"e;The Invisible Man"e; is the most famous novel by the famous English writer Herbert Wells. It describes the fate of the scientist-physicist Griffin, who invented a machine that makes a person invisible. But for all the sensationalism of the discovery, it concealed in itself and a lot of pretty uncomfortable situations. In these situations, the hero of the work always finds himself. The tragic story of a talented scientist who imagines himself a "e;superman"e; is distinguished by a tense, almost detective story and strikes a combination of psychological and everyday authenticity with the fantasy of the events taking place.

The Time Machine (Legend Classics)

The Time Machine (Legend Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 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 / softback 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.

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).

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 / softback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

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

What happens when science tampers with nature? A riveting, cautionary tale with disastrous results reveals the chilling answer. Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth--and serious illnesses. Over the years, people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule. These "e;giants,"e; with their extraordinary mental powers, find themselves shut away from an older, more traditional society. Intolerance and hatred increase as the line of distinction between ordinary people and giants is drawn across communities and families. One of H. G. Wells' lesser-known works, The Food of the Gods has been retold many times in many forms since it was first published in 1904. The gripping, newly relevant tale combines fast-paced entertainment with social commentary as it considers the ethics involved in genetic engineering.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

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

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 BEST OF H. G. Wells (The Time Machine The Island of Dr. Moreau The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds...) ( A to Z Classics)

THE BEST OF H. G. Wells (The Time Machine The Island of Dr. Moreau The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds...) ( A to Z Classics)

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

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)**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. This book contains the complete novels of H.G.Wells in the chronological order of their original publication. The Time MachineThe Island of Dr. MoreauThe Invisible ManThe War of the WorldsThe First Men in the MoonThe Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

War of the Worlds (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

War of the Worlds (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

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

L'illa del doctor Moreau

L'illa del doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2018

El doctor Moreau viu a una illa perduda i permet que Edward Prendick, que ha naufragat, s'hi allotgi. Aviat, Pendrick descobreix que hi passen coses estranyes: el doctor Moreau experimenta amb animals, intentant que es comportin com a humans. L'illa del doctor Moreau s un llibre que et convida a reflexionar sobre els lmits tics de la cincia i l'obligaci que t el cientfic d'actuar de forma moral.

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.

Die Zeitmaschine

Die Zeitmaschine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

Ein Londoner Wissenschaftler prasentiert Kollegen seine neueste Erfindung: eine Zeitmaschine, mit der man beide Richtungen der Zeitachse bereisen kann. Vor aller Augen verschwindet der Mann in die Zukunft. Er erreicht das Jahr 802701. Die Erde wird zu dieser Zeit von den Nachfahren des Menschen bevolkert. Tagsuber begegnet er den kindlich-naiven Eloi. Nachts kommen die gewalttatigen Morlocks aus ihren Behausungen und machen Jagd auf die Eloi. Der Wissenschaftler selbst muss sich vor den Angreifern in Sicherheit bringen. Der Bestseller "e;Die Zeitmaschine"e; von H. G. Wells aus dem Jahr 1895 ist eines der ersten und auch erfolgreichsten Science Fiction-Bucher aller Zeiten. Mit dem dusteren Zukunftsbild der "e;Zeitmaschine"e; widerspricht H. G. Wells der Annahme, die Evolution wurde die Menschheit auf jeden Fall in eine bessere Zukunft fuhren. Zahlreiche Science Fiction-Filme und -Bcher haben H. G. Wells Idee von der Reise auf der Zeitachse aufgegriffen.

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.

H. G. WELLS: The Greatest Sci-Fi Collection - 15 Books in One Edition

H. G. WELLS: The Greatest Sci-Fi Collection - 15 Books in One Edition

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), 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. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. Table of Contents:The Time MachineThe War of The WorldsThe Island of Doctor MoreauThe Invisible ManThe First Men in the MoonWhen the Sleeper WakesThe Shape of Things to ComeThe Food of the GodsIn the Days of the CometA Modern UtopiaThe War in the AirThe Chronic ArgonautsIn the AbyssThe StarThe Crystal Egg

Greatest Short Stories of H. G. Wells: 70+ Titles in One Edition

Greatest Short Stories of H. G. Wells: 70+ Titles in One Edition

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "e;The Greatest Short Stories of H. G. Wells: 70+ Titles in One Edition"e;. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:The Chronic Argonauts; In The Modern Vein (A Bardlet's Romance); The Triumphs Of A Taxidermist ; The Stolen Bacillus; The Hammerpond Park Burglary; The Jilting Of Jane; The Diamond Maker; The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid; In The Avu Observatory; Through A Window (At A Window); The Treasure In The Forest; The Lord Of The Dynamos; Aepyornis Island; A Deal In Ostriches; The Flying Man; The Temptation Of Harringay; The Moth (A Moth - Genus Novo); The Remarkable Case Of Davidson's Eyes; A Catastrophe; Le Mari Terrible; Pollock And The Porroh Man; The Obliterated Man (The Sad Story Of A Dramatic Critic); The Cone; The Argonauts Of The Air; The Bulla (The Reconciliation); A Slip Under The Microscope; Under The Knife (A Slip Under The Knife)... Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946), usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, including even a book on war games.

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.

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.

Tales of Space and Time (Serapis Classics)

Tales of Space and Time (Serapis Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2017

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.

Der Krieg der Welten

Der Krieg der Welten

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2017

Ein seltsames Objekt liegt auf einer Wiese, vom Himmel gefallen wie ein Meteorit. Ihm entsteigen hassliche Wesen. Neugierig nahern sich Londons Burger, bald liegen die ersten tot da, verkohlt durch einen Hitzestrahl. Und sie sind nicht die letzten Opfer dieser Invasoren mit ihren perfiden Waffen.

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).

Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

Author: H. G. Wells, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

Ann Veronica is a New Woman novel by H.G. Wells. Ann Veronica describes the rebellion of Ann Veronica Stanley, "e;a young lady of nearly two-and-twenty,"e; against her middle-class father's stern patriarchal rule. The novel dramatizes the contemporary problem of the New Woman. It is set in Victorian era London and environs, except for an Alpine excursion. Ann Veronica offers vignettes of the Women's suffrage movement in Great Britain and features a chapter inspired by the 1908 attempt of suffragettes to storm Parliament. Mr. Stanley forbids his adult daughter, a biology student at Tredgold Women's College and the youngest of his five children, to attend a fancy dress ball in London, causing a crisis. Ann Veronica is planning to attend the dance with friends of a down-at-heel artistic family living nearby and has been chafing at other restrictions imposed for no apparent reason on her.

Star-Begotten (Serapis Classics)

Star-Begotten (Serapis Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

Star Begotten is a 1937 novel by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of a series of men who conjecture upon the possibility of the human race being altered, by genetic modification, by Martians to replace their own dying planet. The book readdresses the idea of the existence of Martians, which Wells had written about in The War of the Worlds (1898). The dialogue of Star Begotten makes brief references to Wells's earlier novel, referring to it as having been written by "e;Jules Verne, Conan Doyle, one of those fellows"e;.

Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition) (2016)

Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition) (2016)

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

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2017

A Modern Utopia is a novel by H. G. Wells. Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure A Modern Utopia has been called "e;not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia."e; The novel is best known for its notion that a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai could effectively rule a "e;kinetic and not static"e; world state so as to solve "e;the problem of combining progress with political stability."e;To this planet "e;out beyond Sirius"e; the Owner of the Voice and the botanist are translated, imaginatively, "e;in the twinkling of an eye . . . We should scarcely note the change. Not a cloud would have gone from the sky."e; Their point of entry is on the slopes of the Piz Lucendro in the Swiss Alps. The adventures of these two characters are traced through eleven chapters. Little by little they discover how Utopia is organized. It is a world with "e;no positive compulsions at all . . . for the adult Utopian-unless they fall upon him as penalties incurred."e;The Owner of the Voice and the botanist are soon required to account for their presence. When their thumbprints are checked against records in "e;the central index housed in a vast series of buildings at or near Paris,"e; both discover they have doubles in Utopia. They journey to London to meet them, and the Owner of the Voice's double is a member of the Samurai, a voluntary order of nobility that rules Utopia. "e;These samurai form the real body of the State."e;Running through the novel as a foil to the main narrative is the botanist's obsession with an unhappy love affair back on Earth. The Owner of the Voice is annoyed at this undignified and unworthy insertion of earthly affairs in Utopia, but when the botanist meets the double of his beloved in Utopia the violence of his reaction bursts the imaginative bubble that has sustained the narrative and the two men find themselves back in early-twentieth-century London.

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.

War of the Worlds  (Phoenix Classics)

War of the Worlds (Phoenix Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Phoenix Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2017

Phoenix Classics is the reference in classical works. All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents (HTML), which will make it easier for you to read. The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.

War of the Worlds (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

War of the Worlds (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2017

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. 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.

H. G. WELLS: 120+ Sci-Fi Classics, Dystopian Novels & Time Travel Tales

H. G. WELLS: 120+ Sci-Fi Classics, Dystopian Novels & Time Travel Tales

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2017

An ultimate collection of novels, short stories and essays, by the visionary author, the "e;father of science fiction"e; - H. G. Wells:The Time MachineThe Undying FireThe War in the AirThe War of the WorldsThe World Set FreeA Modern UtopiaWhen the Sleeper WakesAnn VeronicaBealbyIn the Days of the CometThe Chronic ArgonautsThe First Men in the MoonThe Invisible ManThe Island of Dr MoreauThe New MachiavelliThe Passionate FriendsThe Prophetic TrilogyThe Research MagnificentThe Sea LadyThe Secret Places of the HeartThe Soul of a BishopTono-bungayCollections of Short StoriesShort Stories:A CatastropheA Deal in OstrichesA Dream of ArmageddonA Slip Under the MicroscopeA Story of the Days to ComeA Story of the Stone AgeA Tale of the Twentieth CenturyA Talk with GryllotalpaHow Gabriel Became ThompsonHow Pingwill Was RoutedIn the AbyssLe Mari TerribleMiss Winchelsea's HeartMr. Brisher's TreasureMr. Ledbetter's VacationMr. Marshall's DoppelgangerMr. Skelmersdale in FairylandMy First AeroplaneOur Little NeighbourPerfect Gentleman on WheelsPollock and the Porroh ManThe Empire of the AntsThe Flying ManThe Grisly FolkThe Inexperienced GhostThe Land IroncladsThe Lord of the DynamosThe Loyalty of Esau CommonThe Magic ShopThe Man Who Could Work MiraclesThe Man with a NoseThe MothThe New AcceleratorThe New FaustThe Obliterated ManThe Pearl of LoveThe Presence by the FireThe Purple PileusThe Rajah's TreasureThe ReconciliationThe Red RoomThe Sea RaidersThe StarThe Stolen BodyThe Story of the Last TrumpThe Story of the Stone AgeThe Temptation of HarringayThe Thing in No. 7The ThumbmarkThe Treasure in the ForestThe Wild Asses of the DevilThrough a WindowUnder the KnifeWalcoteWayde's EssenceEssays and Articles:A Short History of the WorldFloor GamesLittle WarsNew Worlds for OldRussia in the ShadowsThe Misery of BootsThe Outline of HistoryZoological RetrogressionWhat Is Coming...

Greatest Sci-Fi Works of H. G. Wells

Greatest Sci-Fi Works of H. G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2017

This science fiction collection offers the most renowned novels of the visionary writer H. G. Wells - his greatest tales of dystopian worlds, aliens, time travel and far fantastical lands:The War of The WorldsThe Island of Doctor MoreauThe Invisible ManThe Time MachineThe Shape of Things to ComeThe Food of the GodsIn the Days of the CometIn the AbyssThe First Men in the MoonWhen the Sleeper WakesA Modern UtopiaThe War in the AirThe Chronic ArgonautsThe StarThe Crystal Egg

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Hoffnung auf Frieden

Hoffnung auf Frieden

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

Unsere Zivilisation ist im wesentlichen ein Geld- und Kreditsystem, das abhangt vom allgemeinen Zutrauen zu dem Werte des Geldes. Jetzt aber verrat und betrugt uns dieses Geld. Wir arbeiten um Lohn und man gibt uns unsichere Papiere. Niemand wagt mehr lange Vertrage zu schlieen, niemand kann bestimmte Abkommen uber Lohnverhaltnisse treffen, niemand wei, was 100 Dollars oder Franken oder Pfunde in zwei Jahren wert sein werden.

Plattner Story and Others (Serapis Classics)

Plattner Story and Others (Serapis Classics)

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

The Plattner Story and Others is a collection of seventeen short stories written by H. G. Wells. This volume was first published in March 1897 by Methuen & Co. Contents include: THE PLATTNER STORY THE ARGONAUTS OF THE AIR THE STORY OF THE LATE MR. ELVESHAM IN THE ABYSS THE APPLE UNDER THE KNIFE THE SEA RAIDERS POLLOCK AND THE PORROH MAN THE RED ROOM THE CONE THE PURPLE PILEUS THE JILTING OF JANE IN THE MODERN VEIN AN UNSYMPATHETIC LOVE STORY A CATASTROPHE THE LOST INHERITANCE THE SAD STORY OF A DRAMATIC CRITIC A SLIP UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells, Allen Grove Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Ann Veronica | The Pink Classics

Ann Veronica | The Pink Classics

Author: H. G. Wells, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

Ann Veronica is a New Woman novel by H.G. Wells. Ann Veronica describes the rebellion of Ann Veronica Stanley, "e;a young lady of nearly two-and-twenty,"e; against her middle-class father's stern patriarchal rule. The novel dramatizes the contemporary problem of the New Woman. It is set in Victorian era London and environs, except for an Alpine excursion. Ann Veronica offers vignettes of the Women's suffrage movement in Great Britain and features a chapter inspired by the 1908 attempt of suffragettes to storm Parliament. Mr. Stanley forbids his adult daughter, a biology student at Tredgold Women's College and the youngest of his five children, to attend a fancy dress ball in London, causing a crisis. Ann Veronica is planning to attend the dance with friends of a down-at-heel artistic family living nearby and has been chafing at other restrictions imposed for no apparent reason on her. After her father resorts to force to stop her from attending the ball, she leaves her home in the fictional south London suburb of Morningside Park in order to live independently in an apartment "e;in a street near the Hampstead Road"e; in North London. Unable to find appropriate employment, she borrows forty pounds from Mr. Ramage, an older man, without realizing she is compromising herself. With this money, Ann Veronica is able to devote herself to study in the biological laboratory of the Central Imperial College (a constituent college of London University) where she meets and falls in love with Capes, the laboratory's "e;demonstrator."e; But Mr. Ramage loses little time in trying to take advantage of the situation, precipitating a crisis. Distraught after Ramage tries to force himself on her, Ann Veronica temporarily abandons her studies and devotes herself to the cause of women's suffrage; she is arrested storming Parliament and spends a month in prison.

Short History of the World

Short History of the World

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2017

Although best known for his scientific romances that paved the way for the modern science fiction genre, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) produced significant works on politics, society, science and history. Fascinated as much with the real world as his imaginary one, and displeased with the quality of history textbooks at the end of World War I, Wells took on the task of writing his own book of world history. In 1919 he published "e;The Outline of History,"e; a 1,324-page book in three volumes, which he soon followed with the much shorter and highly popular work, "e;A Short History of the World."e; This condensed work is a monumental account of the physical, spiritual, and intellectual evolution of the human race, and chronicles key events of humanity's development. More importantly, Wells brings to light the continuity of history, and provokes thoughts on the future implications of our scientific and intellectual progress.

The H. G. Wells Collection

The H. G. Wells Collection

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2017

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Modern Utopia | The Pink Classics

Modern Utopia | The Pink Classics

Author: H. G. Wells, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

A Modern Utopia is a novel by H. G. Wells. Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure A Modern Utopia has been called "e;not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia."e; The novel is best known for its notion that a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai could effectively rule a "e;kinetic and not static"e; world state so as to solve "e;the problem of combining progress with political stability."e; To this planet "e;out beyond Sirius"e; the Owner of the Voice and the botanist are translated, imaginatively, "e;in the twinkling of an eye . . . We should scarcely note the change. Not a cloud would have gone from the sky."e; Their point of entry is on the slopes of the Piz Lucendro in the Swiss Alps. The adventures of these two characters are traced through eleven chapters. Little by little they discover how Utopia is organized. It is a world with "e;no positive compulsions at all . . . for the adult Utopian-unless they fall upon him as penalties incurred."e; The Owner of the Voice and the botanist are soon required to account for their presence. When their thumbprints are checked against records in "e;the central index housed in a vast series of buildings at or near Paris,"e; both discover they have doubles in Utopia. They journey to London to meet them, and the Owner of the Voice's double is a member of the Samurai, a voluntary order of nobility that rules Utopia. "e;These samurai form the real body of the State."e; Running through the novel as a foil to the main narrative is the botanist's obsession with an unhappy love affair back on Earth. The Owner of the Voice is annoyed at this undignified and unworthy insertion of earthly affairs in Utopia, but when the botanist meets the double of his beloved in Utopia the violence of his reaction bursts the imaginative bubble that has sustained the narrative and the two men find themselves back in early-twentieth-century London.

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 / softback 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.

H. G. Wells: Classics Novels and Short Stories

H. G. Wells: Classics Novels and Short Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2017

In this collection you will find :Novels-The Time Machine-The War of the Worlds-The Invisible Man-The Island of Doctor Moreau-The Sleeper Awakes-A Modern Utopia-The Wheels of Chance-The First Men in the Moon -The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth-In the Days of the Comet-Ann VeronicaShort Stories-Tales of Space and Time-The Red Room-The Diamond Maker-pyornis Island-The Chronic Argonauts-The Flowering of the Strange Orchid-The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes-The History of Mr PollyThe World Set Free+++ H. G. Wells - Biography

Collected Novels, Short Stories, Essays and Articles

Collected Novels, Short Stories, Essays and Articles

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2017

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Collected Novels, Short Stories, Essays and Articles"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 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. Table of Contents: H. G. Wells by J. D. Beresford Mr. Wells as Historian by Arnold Wycombe Gomme Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants by G. K. Chesterton Essays and Articles Novels and Short Stories: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet Joan and Peter Kipps Love and Mr. Lewisham Marriage Mr. Britling Sees It Through The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Food of the Gods The History of Mr Polly The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The Wheels of Chance The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman The Wonderful Visit The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Little Mother Up the Morderberg Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr.

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.

H. G. Wells: The Collection [newly updated] [The Wonderful Visit; Kipps; The Time Machine; The Invisible Man; The War of the Worlds; The First Men in the ... (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

H. G. Wells: The Collection [newly updated] [The Wonderful Visit; Kipps; The Time Machine; The Invisible Man; The War of the Worlds; The First Men in the ... (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: H. G. Wells, Manor Books Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

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). In this collection you will find :Novels-The Time Machine-The War of the Worlds-The Invisible Man-The Island of Doctor Moreau-The Sleeper Awakes-A Modern Utopia-The Wheels of Chance-The First Men in the Moon -The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth-In the Days of the Comet-Ann VeronicaShort Stories-Tales of Space and Time-The Red Room-The Diamond Maker-pyornis Island-The Chronic Argonauts-The Flowering of the Strange Orchid-The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes-The History of Mr PollyThe World Set Free+++ H. G. Wells - BiographyAuthor biography

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).

H. G. Wells: Collected Novels, Short Stories, Essays & Articles

H. G. Wells: Collected Novels, Short Stories, Essays & Articles

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2017

This carefully edited collection of science fiction, action adventure novels & dystopias has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: H. G. Wells by J. D. Beresford Mr. Wells as Historian by Arnold Wycombe Gomme Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants by G. K. Chesterton Essays and Articles Novels and Short Stories: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet Joan and Peter Kipps Love and Mr. Lewisham Marriage Mr. Britling Sees It Through The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Food of the Gods The History of Mr Polly The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The Wheels of Chance The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman The Wonderful Visit The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Little Mother Up the Morderberg Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flowering of the Strange Orchid The Flying Man The Grisly Folk ...

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.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells first serialised in 1897 in the UK by Pearson's Magazine and in the US by Cosmopolitan magazine. The novel's first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. 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 superstitions, fears and prejudices. At the time of publication, it was classified as a scientific romance, like Wells's earlier novel The Time Machine. The War of the Worlds has been both popular (having never been out of print) and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It has even influenced the work of scientists, notably Robert Goddard, who (inspired by the book) invented both the liquid fuelled rocket and multistage rocket, which resulted in the Apollo 11 moon landing 71 years later.

La Machine a explorer le temps (Cronos Classics)

La Machine a explorer le temps (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2017

Qui ne connait pas l'intrigue de ce roman ? La terre en l'an 8701 a les apparences d'un paradis. Les apparences seulement. Car derriere ces jardins magnifiques, ces bosquets somptueux, cet eternel ete ou les hommes devenus oisifs n'ont a se preoccuper de rien, se cache un secret...

World Set Free

World Set Free

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2017

The World Set Free is a novel written in 1913 and published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is based on a prediction of nuclear weapons of a more destructive and uncontrollable sort than the world has yet seen. It had appeared first in serialised form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free. A frequent theme of Wells's work, as in his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the history of humans' mastery of power and energy through technological advance, seen 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. . . . Always down a lengthening record, save for a set-back ever and again, he is doing more."e; (Many of the ideas Wells develops here found a fuller development when he wrote The Outline of History in 1918-1919.) The novel is dedicated "e;To Frederick Soddy's Interpretation of Radium,"e; a volume published in 1909. Scientists of the time were well aware that the slow natural radioactive decay of elements like radium continues for thousands of years, and that while the rate of energy release is negligible, the total amount released is huge. Wells used this as the basis for his story.

Island of Dr. Moreau (Cronos Classics)

Island of Dr. Moreau (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific. Rescued by Doctor Moreau's assistant he is taken to the doctor's island home where he discovers the doctor has been experimenting on the animal inhabitants of the island, creating bizarre proto-humans...

La Guerre des mondes (Cronos Classics)

La Guerre des mondes (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

Les martiens attaquent... Voici l'un des premiers classiques du space opera en science-fiction moderne. Vous connaissez tous ce grand roman, recemment a nouveau adapte au cinema. Voici un petit extrait pour vous mettre en bouche, une vivante description de ces affreux martiens...: Je voyais maintenant que c'etaient les creatures les moins terrestres qu'il soit possible de concevoir. Ils etaient formes d'un grand corps rond, ou plutot d'une grande tete ronde d'environ quatre pieds de diametre et pourvue d'une figure. Cette face n'avait pas de narines - a vrai dire les Martiens ne semblent pas avoir ete doues d'odorat - mais possedait deux grands yeux sombres, immediatement au-dessous desquels se trouvait une sorte de bec cartilagineux. [...] En groupe autour de la bouche, seize tentacules minces, presque des lanieres, etaient disposes en deux faisceaux de huit chacun...

Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (Cronos Classics)

Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

Two scientists devise a compound that produces enormous plants, animals - and humans! The chilling results are disastrous.

Sleeper Awakes (Cronos Classics)

Sleeper Awakes (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

The Sleeper Awakes is H. G. Wells's wildly imaginative story of London in the twenty-second century and the man who by accident becomes owner and master of the world. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be waked. During his two centuries of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most well known and powerful person in the world. All property is bequeathed to the Sleeper to be administered by a Council on his behalf. The common people, increasingly oppressed, view the Sleeper as a mythical liberator whose awakening will free them from misery. The Sleeper awakes in 2100 to a futuristic London adorned with wondrous technological trappings yet staggering under social injustice and escalating unrest. His awakening sends shock waves throughout London, from the highest meetings of the Council to the workers laboring in factories in the bowels of the city. Daring rescues and villainous treachery abound as workers and capitalists fight desperately for control of the Sleeper.

Invisible Man (Cronos Classics)

Invisible Man (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos classics Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

The Invisible Man is an 1897 science fiction novella by H.G. Wells. Wells' novel was originally serialised in serialised 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.

Tales of Space and Time (Cronos Classics)

Tales of Space and Time (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

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;

Invisible Man (Prometheus Classics)

Invisible Man (Prometheus Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Prometheus classics Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The Invisible Man is an 1897 science fiction novella by H.G. Wells. Wells' novel was originally serialised in serialised 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.

Time Mashine

Time Mashine

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

The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner atmosphere when thought roams gracefully free of the trammels of precision. And he put it to us in this way-marking the points with a lean forefinger-as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it) and his fecundity. 'You must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted. The geometry, for instance, they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.' 'Is not that rather a large thing to expect us to begin upon?'

H. G. Wells: Classics Novels and Short Stories (ReadOn Classics)

H. G. Wells: Classics Novels and Short Stories (ReadOn Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, ReadOn Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2017

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). In this collection you will find :Novels-The Time Machine-The War of the Worlds-The Invisible Man-The Island of Doctor Moreau-The Sleeper Awakes-A Modern Utopia-The Wheels of Chance-The First Men in the Moon -The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth-In the Days of the Comet-Ann VeronicaShort Stories-Tales of Space and Time-The Red Room-The Diamond Maker-pyornis Island-The Chronic Argonauts-The Flowering of the Strange Orchid-The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes-The History of Mr PollyThe World Set Free+++ H. G. Wells - BiographyAuthor biography

War of the Worlds (Cronos Classics)

War of the Worlds (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2017

The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.

Time Machine (Cronos Classics)

Time Machine (Cronos Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2017

The book's protagonist is an amateur inventor or scientist living in London who is never named; he is identified simply as The Time Traveller. Having demonstrated to friends using a miniature model that time is a fourth dimension, and that a suitable apparatus can move back and forth in this fourth dimension, he builds a full-scale model capable of carrying himself. He sets off on a journey into the future.

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.

Sleeper Awakes

Sleeper Awakes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2017

The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian science fiction 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 realised, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The novel is a rewritten version of When the Sleeper Wakes, a story by Wells that was serialised between 1898 and 1899. Graham, an Englishman living in London in 1897 takes drugs to cure insomnia and falls into a coma. He wakes up in 2100. He later learns that he has inherited huge wealth and that his money has been put into a trust. Over the years, the trustees, the "e;White Council"e;, have used his wealth to establish a vast political and economic world order. When he wakes Graham is disoriented. The people around him had not expected him to wake up, and are alarmed. Word spreads that the "e;Sleeper"e; has awakened. A mob gathers around the building and demands to see the fabled Sleeper. The people around Graham will not answer his questions. They place Graham under house arrest. Graham learns that he is the legal owner and master of most of the world. Rebels led by Ostrog help Graham to escape. They say that the people need Graham's leadership to rise against the White Council. Unconvinced, but unwilling to remain a prisoner, Graham goes with them. Graham arrives at a massive hall where the workers have gathered to prepare for the revolution. They march against the White Council but are soon attacked by the state police. In the confusion, Graham is separated from the revolutionaries. He meets an old man who tells him the story of the Sleeper - the White Council invested his wealth to buy the industries and political entities of half the world, establishing a plutocracy and sweeping away parliament and the monarchy. The Sleeper is just a figurehead.

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2017

The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposely and selectively forwards or backwards in time. The term "e;time machine"e;, coined by Wells, is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicle. The Time Machine has been adapted into three feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It has also indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media productions. Wells had considered the notion of time travel before, in a short story titled "e;The Chronic Argonauts"e; (1888). This work, published in his college newspaper, was the foundation for The Time Machine. Wells frequently stated that he had thought of using some of this material in a series of articles in the Pall Mall Gazette until the publisher asked him if he could instead write a serial novel on the same theme. Wells readily agreed and was paid GBP100 (equal to about GBP10,000 today) on its publication by Heinemann in 1895, which first published the story in serial form in the January to May numbers of The New Review (newly under the nominal editorship of W. E. Henley). Henry Holt and Company published the first book edition (possibly prepared from a different manuscript) on 7 May 1895; Heinemann published an English edition on 29 May. These two editions are different textually and are commonly referred to as the "e;Holt text"e; and "e;Heinemann text"e;, respectively. Nearly all modern reprints reproduce the Heinemann text. The story reflects Wells's own socialist political views, his view on life and abundance, and the contemporary angst about industrial relations. It is also influenced by Ray Lankester's theories about social degeneration and shares many elements with Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel Vril, the Power of the Coming Race (1871).

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

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

The Food of the Gods is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1904. Wells called it "e;a fantasia on the change of scale in human affairs. . . . I had hit upon [the idea] while working out the possibilities of the near future in a book of speculations called Anticipations (1901)."e; There have been various B-movie adaptations. The novel is about a group of scientists who invent a food that accelerates the growth of children and turns them into giants when they become adults. The Food of the Gods is divided into three "e;books"e;: "e;Book I: The Discovery of the Food"e;; "e;Book II: The Food in the Village"e;; and "e;Book III: The Harvest of the Food."e;

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. While its predecessors, The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, were written using first-person narrators, Wells adopts a third-person objective point of view in The Invisible Man. A mysterious man, Griffin, arrives at the local inn of the English village of Iping, West Sussex, during a snowstorm. The stranger wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves; his face is hidden entirely by bandages except for a fake pink nose; and he wears a wide-brimmed hat. He is excessively reclusive, irascible, and unfriendly. He demands to be left alone and spends most of his time in his rooms working with a set of chemicals and laboratory apparatus, only venturing out at night. While Griffin is staying at the inn, hundreds of strange glass bottles (that he calls his luggage) arrive. Many local townspeople believe this to be very strange. He becomes the talk of the village with many theorizing as to his origins. Meanwhile, a mysterious burglary occurs in the village. Griffin is running out of money and is trying to find a way to pay for his board and lodging. When his landlady demands that he pay his bill and quit the premises, he reveals part of his invisibility to her in a fit of pique. An attempt to apprehend the stranger is frustrated when he undresses to take advantage of his invisibility, fights off his would-be captors, and flees to the downs. There Griffin coerces a tramp, Thomas Marvel, into becoming his assistant.

Island of Dr. Moreau

Island of Dr. Moreau

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

The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel, by English author, H. G. Wells. The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described the novel as "e;an exercise in youthful blasphemy"e;. The Island of Doctor Moreau is a classic of early science fiction and remains one of Wells's best-known books. It has been adapted to film and other media on many occasions. The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an Englishman with a scientific education who survives a shipwreck in the southern Pacific Ocean. A passing ship takes him aboard, and a man named Montgomery revives him. Prendick also meets a grotesque bestial native named M'ling, who appears to be Montgomery's manservant. The ship is transporting a number of animals which belong to Montgomery. As they approach the island, Montgomery's destination, the captain demands Prendick leave the ship with Montgomery. Montgomery explains that he will not be able to host Prendick on the island. Despite this, the captain leaves Prendick in a dinghy and sails away. Seeing that the captain has abandoned Prendick, Montgomery takes pity and rescues him. As ships rarely pass the island, Prendick will be housed in an outer room of an enclosed compound. The island belongs to Dr. Moreau. Prendick remembers that he has heard of Moreau, formerly an eminent physiologist in London whose gruesome experiments in vivisection had been publicly exposed and has fled England as a result of his exposure. The next day, Moreau begins working on a puma. Prendick gathers that Moreau is performing a painful experiment on the animal, and its anguished cries drive Prendick out into the jungle.

Greatest Science Fiction Novels of H. G. Wells in One Volume: The War of The Worlds, In the Abyss, The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The Shape of Things to Come...

Greatest Science Fiction Novels of H. G. Wells in One Volume: The War of The Worlds, In the Abyss, The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The Shape of Things to Come...

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2017

This science fiction collection offers the most renowned novels of the visionary writer H. G. Wells - his greatest tales of dystopian worlds, aliens, time travel and far fantastical lands:The War of The WorldsThe Island of Doctor MoreauThe Invisible ManThe Time MachineThe Shape of Things to ComeThe Food of the GodsIn the Days of the CometIn the AbyssThe First Men in the MoonWhen the Sleeper WakesA Modern UtopiaThe War in the AirThe Chronic ArgonautsThe StarThe Crystal Egg

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.

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.

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

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

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. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories. H. G. Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 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 in Literature four times. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist. Novels like Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle-class life, led to the suggestion, when they were published, that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole. A diabetic, in 1934, Wells co-founded the charity The Diabetic Association (known today as Diabetes UK).

Tales Of Space And Time (Golden Deer Classics)

Tales Of Space And Time (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: H. G. Wells, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2017

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. 1. "e;The Crystal Egg"e; (short story, The New Review, May 1897)2. "e;The Star"e; (short story, The Graphic, December 1897)3. "e;A Story of the Stone Age"e; (novella, The Idler, May-September 1897) comprising: "e;Ugh-Lomi and Uya"e; "e;The Cave Bear"e; "e;The First Horseman"e; "e;Uya the Lion"e; "e;The Fight in the Lion's Thicket"e;4. "e;A Story of the Days to Come"e; (novella, The Pall Mall Magazine, June-October 1899) comprising: "e;The Cure for Love"e; "e;The Vacant Country"e; "e;The Ways of the City"e; "e;Underneath"e; "e;Bindon Intervenes"e;5. "e;The Man Who Could Work Miracles"e; (short story, Illustrated London News, July 1898)

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 / softback 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.

Greatest Science Fiction Novels & Stories by H. G. Wells

Greatest Science Fiction Novels & Stories by H. G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this thoughtfully assembled collection of the greatest science fiction books written by the incomparable H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of The Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man The First Men in the Moon When the Sleeper Wakes The Shape of Things to Come The Food of the Gods In the Days of the Comet A Modern Utopia The War in the Air The Chronic Argonauts In the Abyss The Star The Crystal Egg

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 . . .

Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

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

Ann Veronica is a New Woman novel by H.G. Wells. Ann Veronica describes the rebellion of Ann Veronica Stanley, "e;a young lady of nearly two-and-twenty,"e; against her middle-class father's stern patriarchal rule. The novel dramatizes the contemporary problem of the New Woman. It is set in Victorian era London and environs, except for an Alpine excursion. Ann Veronica offers vignettes of the Women's suffrage movement in Great Britain and features a chapter inspired by the 1908 attempt of suffragettes to storm Parliament. Ann Veronica created a sensation when published in the fall of 1909 because of the feminist sensibilities of the heroine and also because of the affair Wells was having with Amber Reeves, the woman who inspired the novel's eponymous character. Although the novel now seems very tame, Ann Veronica was considered a scandalous work by many in its day and was denounced as "e;capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it"e; by The Spectator. Ann Veronica was included in the Modern Library in 1917, the year the publishing company was founded. Subsequent Modern Library editions were published in 1926, 1928, and 1933. Ann Veronica was made into a musical in 1969; both the musical and one of the numbers within are titled "e;Ann Veronica"e;.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

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

A Modern Utopia is a novel by H. G. Wells. Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure A Modern Utopia has been called "e;not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia."e; The novel is best known for its notion that a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai could effectively rule a "e;kinetic and not static"e; world state so as to solve "e;the problem of combining progress with political stability."e; To this planet "e;out beyond Sirius"e; the Owner of the Voice and the botanist are translated, imaginatively, "e;in the twinkling of an eye . . . We should scarcely note the change. Not a cloud would have gone from the sky."e; Their point of entry is on the slopes of the Piz Lucendro in the Swiss Alps. The adventures of these two characters are traced through eleven chapters. Little by little they discover how Utopia is organized. It is a world with "e;no positive compulsions at all . . . for the adult Utopian.unless they fall upon him as penalties incurred."e; The Owner of the Voice and the botanist are soon required to account for their presence. When their thumbprints are checked against records in "e;the central index housed in a vast series of buildings at or near Paris,"e; both discover they have doubles in Utopia. They journey to London to meet them, and the Owner of the Voice's double is a member of the Samurai, a voluntary order of nobility that rules Utopia. "e;These samurai form the real body of the State."e; Running through the novel as a foil to the main narrative is the botanist's obsession with an unhappy love affair back on Earth. The Owner of the Voice is annoyed at this undignified and unworthy insertion of earthly affairs in Utopia, but when the botanist meets the double of his beloved in Utopia the violence of his reaction bursts the imaginative bubble that has sustained the narrative and the two men find themselves back in early-twentieth-century London.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

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

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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.

H. G. Wells: Classics Novels and Short Stories (Golden Deer Classics) [Included 11 novels & 09 short stories]

H. G. Wells: Classics Novels and Short Stories (Golden Deer Classics) [Included 11 novels & 09 short stories]

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

In this collection you will find :Novels-The Time Machine-The War of the Worlds-The Invisible Man-The Island of Doctor Moreau-The Sleeper Awakes-A Modern Utopia-The Wheels of Chance-The First Men in the Moon -The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth-In the Days of the Comet-Ann VeronicaShort Stories-Tales of Space and Time-The Red Room-The Diamond Maker-pyornis Island-The Chronic Argonauts-The Flowering of the Strange Orchid-The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes-The History of Mr PollyThe World Set Free+++ H. G. Wells - Biography

The Selected Works of H.G. Wells

The Selected Works of H.G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 Island Of Doctor Moreau

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 First Men In The Moon

The First Men In The Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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 Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Die Zeitmaschine

Die Zeitmaschine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2017

London, 1895. Ein britischer Naturwissenschaftler fuhrt im Kreis seiner Freunde eine Zeitmaschine im Miniaturformat vor. Als seine Ausfuhrungen auf Unglauben stoen und seine Demonstration als Taschenspielertrick abgetan wird, bricht er mit einer groen Version seiner Maschine selbst in die Zukunft auf. Zunachst scheint er in einem idyllischen Paradies gelandet zu sein, doch schlielich lernt er die finstere Schattenseite jener Welt kennen. Die Zeitmaschine gilt als eines der bahnbrechenden Werke der aufkeimenden Science Fiction Literatur im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert. Unzhlige Adaptionen in andere Medien wie Film, Hrspiel und Comic folgten, darunter die vielfach gerhmte Verfilmung aus dem Jahr 1960 von George Pal. Zu den bekanntesten literarischen Fortfhrungen des Romans zhlen Zeitschiffe von Stephen Baxter, The Space Machine von Christopher Priest, The Steam Man of the Prairie von Joe R. Lansdale und Die Landkarte der Zeit von Flix J. Palma.

Der Krieg der Welten

Der Krieg der Welten

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2017

Dieser Klassiker der Science-Fiction-Literatur gehort definitiv zu den Meisterwerken des bekannten Schriftstellers H.G. Wells. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts landen die Marsianer in der Nahe von London. Da sie den Planeten Erde als Ersatz fur ihren desolaten eigenen, roten Mars beanspruchen, entbrennt bald ein gnadenloser Kampf zwischen den hoch entwickelten Auerirdischen und den hoffnungslos unterlegenen Erdlingen. Erst als alles verloren scheint, nehmen die Dinge eine unerwartete Wendung. Spannung pur und ein Buch, das niemals wirklich alt wird. Diese Neubersetzung aus dem Jahr 2017 stammt von Jrgen Beck, der u.a. auch Klassikern wie "e;Zwlf Jahre ein Sklave"e; oder "e;Der Zauberer von Oz"e; in ein neues, zeitgemes Kleid verholfen hat.

Der Krieg der Welten/The War of the Worlds

Der Krieg der Welten/The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2017

Dieser Klassiker der Science-Fiction-Literatur gehort definitiv zu den Meisterwerken des bekannten Schriftstellers H.G. Wells. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts landen die Marsianer in der Nahe von London. Da sie den Planeten Erde als Ersatz fur ihren desolaten eigenen, roten Mars beanspruchen, entbrennt bald ein gnadenloser Kampf zwischen den hoch entwickelten Auerirdischen und den hoffnungslos unterlegenen Erdlingen. Erst als alles verloren scheint, nehmen die Dinge eine unerwartete Wendung. Spannung pur und ein Buch, das niemals wirklich alt wird. Diese zweisprachige Edition enthlt sowohl den englischen Originaltext, als auch die deutsche bersetzung. Diese Neubersetzung aus dem Jahr 2017 stammt von Jrgen Beck, der u.a. auch Klassikern wie "e;Zwlf Jahre ein Sklave"e; oder "e;Der Zauberer von Oz"e; in ein neues, zeitgemes Kleid verholfen hat.

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 / softback 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!

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells, Emily Alder Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 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 / softback 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 Time Machine and Other Works

The Time Machine and Other Works

Author: H. G. Wells, Laurence Davies Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 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 / softback 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.

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 / softback 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 War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells, Aaron Parrett Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 Mr. Britling was a largely autobiographical character.

Men Like Gods

Men Like Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2016

What is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War

What is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

Prophecy may vary between being an intellectual amusement and a serious occupation; serious not only in its intentions, but in its consequences. For it is the lot of prophets who frighten or disappoint to be stoned. But for some of us moderns, who have been touched with the spirit of science, prophesying is almost a habit of mind. (Excerpt from book)

Anticipations

Anticipations

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts - development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage - and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought, generally known as Anticipations, was written by H.G. Wells at the age of 34. He later called the book, which became a bestseller, "e;the keystone to the main arch of my work."e; (Excerpt from Goodreads)

World Set Free

World Set Free

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

The World Set Free is a novel written in 1913 and published in 1914 by H. G. Wells.The book is based on a prediction of nuclear weapons of a more destructive and uncontrollable sort than the world has yet seen. It had appeared first in serialised form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump

Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Contained within this volume is a collection of writings by George Boon, painstakingly selected and edited by H. G. Wells for inclusion in The Times newspaper. Chapters include: "e;The Back Of Miss Bathwick And George Boon"e;, "e;Being The First Chapter Of 'The Mind Of The Race'"e;, "e;The Great Slump, The Revival Of Letters, And The Garden By The Sea"e;, "e;Of Art, Of Literature, Of Mr Henry James"e;, "e;Of The Assembling And Opening Of The World Conference On The Mind Of The Race"e;, "e;Of Not Liking Hallery And The Royal Society For The Discouragement Of Literature"e;, et cetera. 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.

Certain Personal Matters

Certain Personal Matters

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Certain Personal Matters"e; is a collection of humorous and witty essays written by H. G. Wells. The essays span a variety of different topics but can perhaps most accurately be considered as a humorous and cynical look at the customs of his day. Highly recommended for fans and collectors of Well's seminal work. Contents include: "e;Of Conversation"e;, "e;In A Literary Household"e;, "e;On Schooling And The Phases Of Mr. Sandsome"e;, "e;The Poet And The Emporium"e;, "e;The Language Of Flowers"e;, "e;The Literary Regimen"e;, "e;House-hunting As An Outdoor Amusement"e;, "e;Of Blades And Bladery"e;, "e;Of Cleverness"e;, "e;The Pose Novel"e;, "e;The Veteran Cricketer"e;, et cetera. 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.

Crux Ansata - An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church

Crux Ansata - An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Crux Ansata"e; is a fervent attack on the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII written by H. G. Wells at the height of the Second World War. Within it, Wells uses his position and popularity to bolster British morale, praising the English spirit whilst simultaneously condemning the "e;spreading octopus"e; of the Church and its "e;Shinto alliance."e; Contents include: "e;Why Do We Not Bomb Rome?"e;, "e;The Development Of The Idea Of Christendom"e;, "e;The Essential Weakness Of Christendom"e;, "e;Heresies Are Experiments In Man's Unsatisfied Search For Truth"e;, "e;The City of God"e;, "e;The Church Salvages Learning"e;, "e;Charlemagne"e;, "e;Black Interlude"e;, "e;The Launching Of The Crusades By The Church"e;, et cetera. 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.

Experiment in Autobiography - Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (since 1866)

Experiment in Autobiography - Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (since 1866)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;An Experiment in Autobiography"e; was first published in 1934. Within it, Wells recounts his childhood, school days, struggle to make money, his eventual literary success, and latter occupation as a prophet of socialism. A fascinating and unique look into the life and mind of this seminal author, "e;An Experiment in Autobiography"e; will appeal to all who have read and loved the works of H. G. Wells. Contents include: "e;47 High Street, Bromley, Kent"e;, "e;Up Park and Joseph Wells (1827-1910)"e;, "e;Sarah Wells at Atlas House (1855-1880)"e;, "e;A Broken Leg and Some Books and Pictures (1874)"e;, "e;Mr. Morley's Commercial Academy (1874-1880)"e;, "e;Puerile View of the World (1878-79)"e;, Mrs. Wells, Housekeeper at Up Park (1880-1893)"e;, "e;First Start in Life-Windsor (Summer 1880)"e;, et cetera. 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). 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.

First and Last Things: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life

First and Last Things: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Many authors throughout history have presented their religious beliefs in written form, and H. G. wells is no exception. Within this fascinating volume, Wells covers everything from inter personal relationships to military attitude. He begins with his ideas concerning metaphysics, beliefs, and general conduct; with the latter part of the book dealing with "e;personal things"e;. Contents include: "e;The Back Of Miss Bathwick And George Boon"e;, "e;Being The First Chapter Of 'The Mind Of The Race'"e;, "e;The Great Slump, The Revival Of Letters, And The Garden By The Sea"e;, "e;Of Art, Of Literature, Of Mr Henry James"e;, et cetera. 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). 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. First published in 1915.

God, the Invisible King

God, the Invisible King

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Within this volume H. G. Wells explores not the idea of religion, but the idea of a deity. He presets his own belief in a finite God - an attack on doctrinal Christianity that supports the idea of an infinite force. "e;God, the Invisible King"e; sets forth clearly and exactly H. G. Wells' personal religious beliefs, making it a must-read for fans of his work and highly recommended for those with an interest in Christianity. Contents include: "e;The Cosmogony Of Modern Religion"e;, "e;Heresies; Or The Things That God Is Not"e;, "e;The Likeness Of God"e;, "e;The Religion Of Atheists"e;, "e;The Invisible King"e;, "e;Modern Ideas Of Sin And Damnation"e;, and "e;The Idea Of A Church"e;. 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. First published in 1917.

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is H. G. Wells' 1906 science fiction novel, "e;In the Days of the Comet"e;. The strange vapours of a nearby comet begin to alter the air of Earth itself, engendering an incredible, long-lasting transformation in the way people think. An entertaining and thought-provoking novel, "e;In the Days of the Comet"e; represents the classic sci-fi that Wells is famous for, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of his 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. First published in 1906.

Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul

Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Kipps"e;, also known as "e;The Remarkable Mr. Kipps"e;, is a novel by H. G. Wells. It marks a turning point for the author, moving away from the futuristic science fiction for which he is famed and onto more down-to-earth accounts of twentieth-century British society. Within it, Wells clearly draws from his own knowledge of Britain's social structure to present an interesting autobiographical tale. Contents include: "e;The Little Shop at New Romney"e;, "e;The Emporium"e;, "e;The Woodcarving Class"e;, "e;Chitterlow"e;, "e;'Swapped!'"e;, "e;The Unexpected"e;, "e;The Walshinghams"e;, "e;Engaged"e;, "e;The Bicycle Manufacturer"e;, "e;The Pupil Lover"e;, "e;Discords"e;, "e;London"e;, "e;Kipps Enters Society"e;, "e;The Labyrinthodon"e;, et cetera. 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). 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.

Mankind in the Making

Mankind in the Making

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Mankind in the Making"e; is a sequel to H. G. Wells' "e;Anticipations"e; (1901). Within it, he analyses the 'making' of man, exploring the circumstances and processes that change children into citizens of the modern world. He aggressively attacks a range of contemporary institutions and presents a new doctrine termed "e;New Republicanism"e;, which analyses things by their effect on the development and evolution of mankind. Contents include: "e;The New Republic"e;, "e;The Problem Of The Birth Supply"e;, "e;Certain Wholesale Aspects Of Man-making"e;, "e;The Beginnings Of The Mind And Language"e;, "e;The Man-making Forces Of The Modern State"e;, "e;Schooling"e;, "e;Political And Social Influences"e;, "e;The Cultivation Of The Imagination"e;, "e;The Organization Of The Higher Education"e;, et cetera. 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. First published in 1903.

Marxism vs. Liberalism - An Interview

Marxism vs. Liberalism - An Interview

Author: H. G. Wells, Joseph Stalin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

In 1934 H. G. Wells visited the Soviet Union, and on the 23rd of July he interviewed Joseph Stalin. Their conversation, which lasted for almost three hours, was recorded by Constantine Oumansky and is here presented. Before publication, the resulting text was approved by Wells and deemed to be sufficiently accurate. This fascinating and unique interview offers a rare insight into the mind of the famous Soviet dictator and is highly recommended for those with an interest in both Stalin and his interviewer. 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.

Men Like Gods

Men Like Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This volume contains H. G. Wells' 1922 science fiction novel, "e;Men Like Gods"e;. Mr. Barnstaple is a journalist for "e;The Liberal"e; who is prone to depression. One day, Barnstaple and a group of other Englishmen are accidentally transported to a parallel universe and find a Utopian society on earth with a socialist world government and advanced science. However, the new arrivals pose a biological threat to the Utopians and, as such, are quarantined. Confined, the outsiders plot to take over Utopia. 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.

Mr. Belloc Objects to &quote;The Outline of History&quote;

Mr. Belloc Objects to "e;The Outline of History"e;

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

After Wells published "e;An Outline of History"e;, which was among the first comprehensive histories based on a scientific viewpoint, the Roman Catholic writer Hilaire Belloc fought back with a series of essays condemning the book, especially for omitting God and for his acceptance of evolution theory. "e;Mr. Belloc Objects to 'The Outline of History'"e; constitutes Wells' own literary retort, and is both entertaining and impressive. Contents include: "e;Mr. Belloc's Arts of Controversy"e;, "e;The Theory of Natural Selection Stated"e;, "e;Mr. Belloc as a Specimen Critic of Natural Selection"e;, "e;Mr. Belloc's Adventures Among the Sub-Men"e;, and "e;Fixity or Progress"e;. 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). 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.

New Worlds For Old: A Plain Account of Modern Socialism

New Worlds For Old: A Plain Account of Modern Socialism

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Within "e;New Worlds For Old"e;, H. G. Wells explores the possible future of Socialism, advocating replacing a social system based on Private Ownership with one based on "e;the spirit of the service"e;-which he maintains would be both more productive and just. He also spends several chapters discussing the history of Socialism and common objections. A fascinating book highly recommended for those with an interest in socialism and H. G. Wells. Contents include: "e;The Good Will In Man"e;, "e;The Fundamental Idea Of Socialism"e;, "e;The First Main Generalization Of Socialism"e;, "e;The Second Main Generalization Of Socialism"e;, "e;The Spirit Of Gain And The Spirit Of Service"e;, "e;Would Socialism Destroy The Home?"e;, "e;Would Modern Socialism Abolish All Property?"e;, et cetera. 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). 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.

Scientific War

Scientific War

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Scientific War"e; is an article written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1915. It explores the ideas of the scientific advancement of war and the ramifications this has had-in the case of the start of the First World War-on all aspects of warfare from injuries to strategy. A fascinating treatise, "e;Scientific War"e; is highly recommended for those with an interest in WWI and the work of H. G. Wells. 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). 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.

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

First published in 1895, "e;Select Conversations with an Uncle"e; constitutes Wells' first literary publication in the form of a book. It comprises accounts of twelve fictional conversations with a witty uncle who has recently come back from South Africa, returning with some degree of affluence. It also contains two other conversations on aestheticism and physiognomy entitled "e;A Misunderstood Artist"e; and "e;The Man with a Nose"e; respectively. Contents include: "e;Of Conversation And The Anatomy Of Fashion"e;, "e;The Theory Of The Perpetual Discomfort Of Humanity"e;, "e;The Use Of Ideals"e;, "e;The Art Of Being Photographed"e;, "e;Bagshot's Mural Decorations"e;, "e;On Social Music"e;, "e;The Joys Of Being Engaged"e;, "e;La Belle Dame Sans Merci"e;, "e;On A Tricycle"e;, "e;An Unsuspected"e;, "e;Masterpiece"e;, and more. 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). 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.

Socialism and the Family

Socialism and the Family

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Socialism and the Family"e; contains two essays written by H. G. Wells. The first paper was presented at the Fabian Society in October, 1906, and the other was first published in the "e;Independent Review"e;. Combined, they present an exacting picture of the attitude of Modern Socialism to family life. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in Socialism, and it is not to be missed by collectors 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). 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.

Star-Begotten - A Biological Fantasia

Star-Begotten - A Biological Fantasia

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

A sequel to "e;The War of the Worlds"e;, "e;Star Begotten"e; concerns another suspected attack by the Martians, this time using cosmic rays to change human DNA. Joseph Davis is a writer of popular books who becomes obsessed with the rumours of invasion, so much so that he fears his wife, child, and even him might have already been affected by the cosmic rays. Contents include: "e;The Mind of Mr. Joseph Davis Is Greatly Troubled"e;, "e;Mr. Joseph Davis Learns about Cosmic Rays"e;, "e;Mr. Joseph Davis Wrestles with an Incredible Idea"e;, "e;Dr. Holdman Stedding Is Infected with the Idea"e;, "e;Professor Ernest Keppel Takes Up the Idea in His Own Peculiar Fashion"e;, et cetera. 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). 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. First published in 1937.

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is H. G. Wells' 1900 short story, "e;Tales of Space and Time"e;. A fantastic introduction to Wells' work, it is a thought-provoking exploration of the nature of scientific discovery and humanity interspersed with horror and suspense. "e;Tales of Space and Time"e; is highly recommended for all lovers of short stories and early science fiction. Contents include: "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;, and "e;The Man who could Work Miracles"e;. 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.

Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is a biology textbook written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1892. This book is volume one of two. It was later reworked by A. M. Davies in 1898 under the title "e;Text-book of Zoology"e;, then revised and rewritten by J. T. Cunningham about 1909 and W. H. Leigh-Sharpe around 1932. Contents include: "e;The Rabbit"e;, "e;External Form and General Considerations"e;, "e;The Alimentary Canal of the Rabbit"e;, "e;The Circulation"e;, "e;The Amoeba, Cells and Tissue"e;, "e;The Skeleton"e;, "e;Muscle and Nerve"e;, "e;The Nervous System"e;, "e;Renal and Reproductive Organs"e;, "e;Classificatory Points"e;, "e;Questions and Exercises"e;, et cetera. 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). 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. First published in 1937.

Anatomy of Frustration

Anatomy of Frustration

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is the first of three instalments which attempt to present a summary and critique of the life-work of William Burroughs Steele. Steele was an American business man who, subsequent to retiring after the First World War, spent his life working on a comprehensive study of mankind and its aspirations and follies, producing a gargantuan treatise called The Anatomy of Frustration-a treatise previously not published in its entirety. Here, Mr. Wells explains that he himself has decided to publish an account of Steele's little-known treatise "e;in general terms and for the general public."e; Contents include: "e;Part I. What All Men Seek"e;, "e;Part II. Toward the Next Beginning"e;, and "e;Part III. Why We Are Frustrated"e;. 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). 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. First published in "e;Harper's Magazine"e;, April-June 1936.

Autocracy of Mr. Parham - His Remarkable Adventures in This Changing World

Autocracy of Mr. Parham - His Remarkable Adventures in This Changing World

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Mr Parham is a traditional academic disappointed with the social trends of his time. Sir Bussy Woodcock is an intelligent but unrefined self-made millionaire. The pair happen to meet one day and form an unlikely relationship; Sir Bussy interested to learn something of culture and Mr Parham looking for funding for a high-quality periodical. "e;The Autocracy of Mr. Parham - His Remarkable Adventures in This Changing World"e; is a novel written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1930. 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). 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.

Brothers - A Story

Brothers - A Story

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is H. G. Wells' 1938 novel, "e;The Brothers - A Story"e;. 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. Contents include: "e;Chapter I. Important Capture"e;, "e;Chapter II. The Prisoner"e;, "e;Chapter III. Twin-Destinies"e;, "e;Chapter IV. Coups d'Etat"e;, "e;Chapter V. The Tangle"e;, and "e;Chapter VI. Pattern of a Horoscope"e;. 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.

Camford Visitation

Camford Visitation

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The Camford Visitation"e; is a novel by H. G. Wells first published in 1938. The story centres around a Utopian 'ventriloquist' who subjects human life-and in particular its treatment by the University of Camford-to sympathetic but quite unsparing scrutiny. At its core, it was a warning to the educational world of imminent war and of its lack of action, as well as an exploration of the place of education in society. Contents include: "e;Mr Trumber's Experience"e;, "e;In the Cramb Meadows"e;, "e;Mr Preeders Pigeon-holes"e;, "e;The Communist Party is Annoyed in its Turn"e;, "e;Congregation Day"e;, and "e;The Healing Touch in History"e;. 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). 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.

Common Sense of War and Peace

Common Sense of War and Peace

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This book is a detailed analysis of war within which Wells explores why the Second World War was being fought, what would happen when it ended, what aims should be set, and the possibility of a future where humanity doesn't destroy itself through war. A fascinating and thought-provoking treatise, "e;The Common Sense of War and Peace"e; will appeal to those with an interest in WWII and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of H. G. Wells work. Contents include: "e;Grown Men Do Not Need Leaders"e;, "e;Can Any Peace Be Made Now?"e;, "e;What Are We Fighting For?"e;, "e;Only World Revolution Can End War"e;, "e;The Blue Swastika and the Religion of the Rentier"e;, "e;The Triple Choice"e;, "e;What Federation Means And May Mean"e;, "e;War in the Air and After"e;, "e;The Puerility of Current Federal Union Schemes"e;, "e;The Provisional Declaration of Rights"e;, et cetera. 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). 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. First published in 1940.

Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This volume contains 33 short stories written by H. G. Wells. The stories were specially chosen by Wells as those that he most wanted to reflect his legacy in short story form. The collection includes the title story - his most well-known - and other masterpieces including the chilling revenge story "e;The Cone"e; and "e;The New Accelerator"e;, a masterful example of his early comedic style. Contents include: "e;The Jilting Of Jane"e;, "e;The Cone"e;, "e;The Stolen Bacillus"e;, "e;The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid"e;, "e;The Avu Observatory"e;, "e;Aepyornis Island"e;, "e;The Remarkable Case Of Davidson's Eyes"e;, "e;The Lord Of The Dynamos"e;, "e;The Moth"e;, "e;The Treasure In The Forest"e;, "e;The Story Of The Late Mr. Elvesham"e;, et cetera. 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). 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.

Croquet Player

Croquet Player

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This book contains H. G. Wells' 1936 novella, "e;The Croquet Player"e;. A soul-corrupting evil has invaded the remote English village of Cainsmarsh, infesting the minds of the local residents. An old woman fears her own shadow; a petrified farmer plots the murder of a scarecrow; family pets are brutally killed, and previously-happy couples descend into anger and violence. A prophetic insight into the primitive distrust that threatens the modern world, "e;The Croquet Player"e; is not to be missed by fans of horror fiction. 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). 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.

Discovery of the Future - A Discourse Delivered at the Royal Institution

Discovery of the Future - A Discourse Delivered at the Royal Institution

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The Discovery of the Future"e; is a philosophical lecture by H. G. Wells first delivered to the Royal Institution on January 24, 1902. Within it, Wells explores the 'knowability' of the future and the question of what is to come after man. This fascinating and thought-provoking lecture constitutes a must-read for fans of Wells' work, and it would make for a worthy addition collections of allied literature. 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.

Door in the Wall, and Other Stories

Door in the Wall, and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This book contains eight short stories written by H. G. Wells. A wonderful mixture of science fiction and fantasy, "e;The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories"e; constitutes a fantastic introduction to Wells' work and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. The stories include: "e;A Door in The Wall"e;, "e;The Star"e;, "e;A Dream of Armageddon"e;, "e;The Cone"e;, "e;A Moonlight Fable"e;, "e;The Diamond Maker"e;, "e;The Lord of The Dynamos"e;, and "e;The Country of The Blind"e;. 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). 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. First published in 1911.

Dream

Dream

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Sarnac is a scientist and a leading figure in the field of chemical reactions of cells. Plagued by a beautiful and terrifying dream he had when he was a young child, he reflects on his early years in an attempt to understand the dream's roots. However, he finds that his dreams and the reality he has lived have become so entangled that he is no longer able to distinguish between them. H G Wells' "e;The Dream"e; is a profound and magical childhood romance highly recommended for all lovers of the English language. 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). 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.

Elements of Reconstruction

Elements of Reconstruction

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This book contains a series of articles contributed to "e;The Times"e; in July and August of 1916. Due to their originality and depth of view, the articles deeply interested H. G. Wells, who collected them into this volume. The articles are primarily concerned with modern law and its creation in a post-WWI society, and will appeal to those with an interest in law and post-WWI society. Contents include: "e;Introduction"e;, "e;Science in education and industry"e;, "e;Scientific agriculture and the nation's food"e;, "e;The long view and labour"e;, "e;Problems of political adaptation"e;, "e;An imperial constitution"e;, and "e;Higher education in the empire"e;. 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.

Fight in the Lion's Thicket

Fight in the Lion's Thicket

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is H. G. Wells' 1887 novella, "e;The Fight in the Lion's Thicket"e;. An intriguing page-turner, this short story is highly recommended for all lovers of the form and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells' wonderful 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

First Horseman

First Horseman

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

H. G. Wells' "e;The First Horseman"e; is a short story first published in "e;The Idler"e; in July, 1897 as part of "e;A Story Of The Stone Age"e;. An intriguing page-turner, this short story is highly recommended for all lovers of the form and is not to be missed by fans and collectors 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is H. G. Wells' 1901 scientific romance, "e;The First Men in the Moon"e;. Referred to by Wells as one of his "e;fantastic stories"e;, it tells the tale of one Mr. Bedford, an unconventional scientist, and his plan of space travel. Together with his friend Mr. Cavor, Mr. Bedford journeys to the moon only to discover that they are unwelcome visitors. A fantastic example of classic science fiction by the father of the genre, "e;The First Men in the Moon"e; is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells' 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Future in America

Future in America

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This is H. G. Wells' 1906 work, "e;The Future in America"e;. Within it, he explores America's history and its relation to the future. Wells argues that America has evolved from a society that requires individual self-sufficiency into something new, and that what worked - and was indeed necessary - in the past may not be practical in the future. A fascinating insight into America's past, present, and possible future, "e;The Future in America"e; is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Wells' work. Contents include: "e;The Prophetic Habit Of Mind"e;, "e;Material Progress"e;, "e;New York"e;, "e;Growth Invincible"e;, "e;The Economic Process"e;, "e;Some Aspects Of American Wealth"e;, "e;Certain Workers"e;, "e;Corruption"e;, "e;The Immigrant"e;, "e;State-Blindness"e;, "e;Two Studies In Disappointment"e;, "e;The Tragedy Of Color"e;, "e;The Mind Of A Modern State"e;, et cetera. 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Grisly Folk

Grisly Folk

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This volume contains H. G. Wells' 1921 work, "e;The Grisly Folk"e;. It concerns itself with the concept of Neanderthals, exploring their differences to our ancestors, the time when they existed, their use of tools, the supposed inevitability of their meeting the earliest men, and what might have happened to them. Interesting and thought-provoking, "e;The Grisly Folk"e; is recommended for those with an interest in pre-history, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells' 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Holy Terror

Holy Terror

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

When Cook's newborn baby entered the world, he had nothing but hope for its future. However, it was immediately clear that this was no ordinary child-it's murderous screams seemed a dark portent. As it grew, things only got worse, and the child's mother began to despair. The new parents hoped their child would grow out of it, but soon came to realise that its inauspicious beginnings were only a sign of things to come. 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Idea of a League of Nations

Idea of a League of Nations

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

First published in "e;The Atlantic Monthly"e; in 1919, this article represents the initial efforts of "e;League of Free Nations Association"e;-the precursor to the League of Nations-to assess and solve the principal problems of Universal Peace. Among those who collaborated on this paper is are H. G. Wells, H. Wickham Steed, Viscount Grey, Gilbert Murray, Lionel Curtis, and J. A. Spender, among others. Highly recommended for those with an interest in modern world history and the formation of the League of Nations. 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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 introduction.

Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The Invisible Man"e; revolves around Griffin, a scientist who has managed to unearth the long-coveted secrets of invisibility. However, its discovery takes its toll on the scientist, who consequently develops a form of psychosis. The frustration of his failed attempts to regain visibility leads him to embark upon a reign of terror that will make him master of the world. Contents include: "e;The strange Man's Arrival"e;, "e;Mr. Teddy Henfrey's first Impressions"e;, "e;The thousand and one Bottles"e;, "e;Mr. Cuss interviews the Stranger"e;, et cetera. Highly recommended for fans of science fiction and collectors 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

King Who Was a King - The Book of a Film

King Who Was a King - The Book of a Film

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The King Who Was a King - The Book of a Film"e; is a fascinating treatise on the development of film written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1929. Writing at the when cinema was beginning to explode, Wells explores the emerging industry's history, future, and the elements of contemporary film. Contents include: "e;The Development of the Film"e;, "e;The Film, the Art Form of the Future"e;, "e;The Primary Problem of Treatment"e;, "e;The Love Interest"e;, "e;The Antagonists"e;, "e;The First Part of the Film"e;, "e;Prelude"e;, "e;The American Point of View"e;, "e;The British Point of View"e;, "e;The Pawn"e;, "e;Dr. Harting lectures on The Causes of War"e;, et cetera. 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Land Ironclads

Land Ironclads

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

This vintage book contains H. G. Wells' 1903 short story, "e;The Land Ironclads"e;. It was first published in the "e;Strand Magazine"e; and features "e;land ironclads,"e; 100-foot-long war machines that are equipped with remotely controlled guns and are designed to house riflemen, engineers, and a captain. Unsurprisingly, the story was a contributing factor to Wells' reputation as a prophetic writer after tanks first appeared on the battlefield in 1916. 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). "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

New Machiavelli

New Machiavelli

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The New Machiavelli"e; is a novel written by H. G. Wells, first published in 1911. The plot was well-known to have been based on Wells' affair with Amber Reeves and a satire of Beatrice and Sidney web; and, as such, was constituted a veritable literary scandal at the time. An interesting and entertaining story of life and loves, "e;The New Machiavelli"e; will not disappoint fans of Wells work and deserves a place on every bookshelf. Contents include: "e;The Making Of A Man"e;, "e;Concerning A Book That Was Never Written"e;, "e;Bromstead And My Father"e;, "e;Margaret In London"e;, et cetera. 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). 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.

Passionate Friends

Passionate Friends

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The Passionate Friends"e; is a novel by seminal English author H. G. Wells. The recent death of Stephen Stratton's father and his lack of a legacy of any sort has motivated Stephen to write a detailed letter to his son outlining his ideas, philosophies, beliefs, motivations, and - most importantly - his relationship with the aristocrat Lady Mary, a woman separated from him by class and money. A timeless love story, "e;The Passionate Friends"e; is highly recommended for fans of Wells' work and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. 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). 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. This book was first published in 1913.

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;Twelve Stories and a Dream"e; contains just that, twelve short stories and a description of a dream by H. G. Wells. It presents the readers with a variety of classic Wells tales. This fantastic collection is highly recommended for lovers of the short story from and fans of Wells' wonderful work. The stories include: "e;Filmer"e;, "e;The Magic Shop"e;, "e;The Valley of Spiders"e;, "e;The Truth About Pyecraft"e;, "e;Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland"e;, "e;The Inexperienced Ghost"e;, "e;Jimmy Goggles the God"e;, "e;The New Accelerator"e;, "e;Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation"e;, "e;The Stolen Body"e;, "e;Mr. Brisher's Treasure"e;, "e;Miss Winchelsea's Heart"e;, and "e;A Dream of Armageddon"e;. 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.

Plattner Story and Others

Plattner Story and Others

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

"e;The Plattner Story and Others"e; contains seventeen short stories by H. G. Wells. It presents the readers with a variety of classic Wells tales including, "e;The Plattner Story"e;, a tale of multiple dimensions of time and space; "e;The Apple and Purple Pileus"e;, a wonderful example of vintage sci-fi, and "e;The Jilting of Jane"e;, a typical Wellsian tale of love and betrayal. Originally published in 1897, this fantastic collection is highly recommended for lovers of the short story from and fans of Wells' wonderful work. The stories include: "e;The Plattner Story"e;, "e;The Argonauts Of The Air"e;, "e;The Story Of The Late Mr. Elvesham"e;, "e;In The Abyss"e;, "e;The Apple"e;, "e;Under The Knife"e;, "e;The Sea-raiders"e;, "e;Pollock And The Porroh Man"e;, "e;The Red Room"e;, "e;The Cone"e;, "e;The Purple Pileus"e;, "e;The Jilting Of Jane"e;, "e;In The Modern Vein"e;, "e;A Catastrophe"e;, et cetera. 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. 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.

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