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 Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

The H. G. Wells Collection

The H. G. Wells Collection

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

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

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

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

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 Time Machine (Legend Classics)

The Time Machine (Legend Classics)

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr Moreau

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

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

The Time Machine & Other Stories

The Time Machine & Other Stories

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

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).

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

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

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.

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.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition) (2016)

Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition) (2016)

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr Moreau

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth

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

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

Russia in the Shadows

Russia in the Shadows

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journeys Through Time & Space

Journeys Through Time & Space

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

Time Machine

Time Machine

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

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

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

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

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

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

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

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

The 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.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

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

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

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

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

Time Machine

Time Machine

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

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

Island Of Doctor Moreau

Island Of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

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

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

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

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

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

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

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

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

The Selected Works of H.G. Wells

The Selected Works of H.G. Wells

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

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

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

Washington and the Hope of Peace

Washington and the Hope of Peace

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

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

Tono-Bungay

Tono-Bungay

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

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World of William Crissold

World of William Crissold

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

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Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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History of Mr. Polly

History of Mr. Polly

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

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Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

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

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

Marriage

Marriage

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

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Love And Mr. Lewisham

Love And Mr. Lewisham

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

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Joan and Peter

Joan and Peter

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

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In the Fourth Year - Anticipations of a World Peace

In the Fourth Year - Anticipations of a World Peace

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

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

Bealby - A Holiday

Bealby - A Holiday

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

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Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

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

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

Open Conspiracy

Open Conspiracy

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

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

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

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

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

Christina Alberta's Father

Christina Alberta's Father

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

Rollercoasters: The War of the Worlds

Rollercoasters: The War of the Worlds

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

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

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

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

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

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

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

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

The First Men In The Moon

The First Men In The Moon

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

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

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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

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

The War of the Worlds and The War in the Air

The War of the Worlds and The War in the Air

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

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

The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods

The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods

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

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

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

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

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

The First Men in the Moon and A Modern Utopia

The First Men in the Moon and A Modern Utopia

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

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

The Time Machine and Other Works

The Time Machine and Other Works

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

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

Kipps and The History of Mr Polly

Kipps and The History of Mr Polly

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

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

The Crystal Egg and Other Stories

The Crystal Egg and Other Stories

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

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

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

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

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

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

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

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

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

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

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

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

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

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

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

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

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

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

Time Machine

Time Machine

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

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

Time Machine

Time Machine

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

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

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

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

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

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

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

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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

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

The War of the Worlds (World Classics, Unabridged)

The War of the Worlds (World Classics, Unabridged)

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

Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

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

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

Men Like Gods

Men Like Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback 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.

Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper

Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper

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

This book contains H. G. Wells' 1932 short story, "e;The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper"e;. On the 10th November 1931 Brownlow receives his daily newspaper like any other day-however, unlike any other day, the newspaper contains full colour images and is dated forty years in the future. The story is primarily a description of the information contained within the news paper and is a vessel for a number of accurate prophecies, including a diminished birth rate, the existence of geothermal energy, and a wider presentation of scientific news. 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.

Red Room

Red Room

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

"e;The Red Room"e; is a short story written by H. G. Wells. First published in the 1896 edition of "e;The Idler"e; magazine, it is a quintessentially Gothic tale about a man who spends a night in a supposedly haunted room in Lorraine Castle in an attempt to disprove the legends surrounding it. This thrilling tale constitutes a must-read for fans of Gothic literature and Wells' seminal work, and it would make for a fantastic 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. "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Reign of Uya the Lion

Reign of Uya the Lion

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

"e;The Reign of Uya the Lion"e; is a short story written by H. G. wells. This short but interesting tale will appeal to all lovers of the short story form and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells' fantastic 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. "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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.

Research Magnificent

Research Magnificent

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

This is H. G. Wells' 1915 novel, "e;The Research Magnificent"e;. The story is presented as the efforts of one Mr. White to compile, collate, and preserve the life's work of his deceased academic friend, William Porphyry Benham. The tale centres around the recounting of Benham's attempts to live a noble life-an endeavour that brings him into conflict with his friends, his mother, and his wife. "e;The Research Magnificent is widely considered as being among the top 100 greatest books of all time, making it a must-read for all lovers of literature and a book 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.

Salvaging of Civilization

Salvaging of Civilization

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

"e;The Salvaging of Civilization"e; is a 1921 work by legendary English author H. G. Wells. Within it, Wells explains how a single planetary government could be created through education and the manipulation of public opinion. This book offers a fascinating insight into the mind of this seminal author and is highly recommended for those with an interest in global politics. Contents include: "e;The Probable Future of Mankind"e;, "e;The Project of a World State"e;, "e;The Enlargement of Patriotism to a World State"e;, "e;The Bible of Civilization; Part One"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.

Sea Lady

Sea Lady

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

This is H. G. Wells' 1902 fantasy novel, "e;The Sea Lady"e;. The story concerns a mermaid who comes to shore, ostensibly with the intention of joining genteel society but who really desires to seduce Chatteris, a man she once encountered near Tonga. The inspiration for the story was a time when Wells caught a glimpse of one May Nisbet wearing a bathing suit during a visit at Sangate, shortly after Wells had agreed to pay for her schooling following her father's death. 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.

Secret Places of the Heart

Secret Places of the Heart

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

So taken by Margaret Sanger was H. G. Wells that he based a novel on the time that he spent with her. "e;Secret Places of the Heart"e; is a thinly-veiled autobiographical work revolving around Sir Richard Hardy's attempt to remedy his matrimonial problems during a trip around the English countryside with a psychiatrist. Contents include: "e;The Consultation"e;, "e;Lady Hardy"e;, "e;The Departure"e;, "e;At Maidenhead"e;, "e;In The Land Of The Forgotten Peoples"e;, "e;The Encounter At Stonehenge"e;, "e;Companionship"e;, "e;Full Moon"e;, "e;The Last Days Of Sir Richmond Hardy"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.

Shape of Things to Come

Shape of Things to Come

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

First published in 1933, "e;The Shape of Things to Come"e; is science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. Within it, world events between 1933 and 2106 are speculated with a single superstate representing the solution to all humanity's problems. A classic example of Wellsian prophesy, this volume is highly recommended for fans of his work and of the science fiction genre. 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.

Short Stories of H. G. Wells

Short Stories of H. G. Wells

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

This book is a collection of short stories written by H. G. Wells. Containing over fifty tales, "e;The Short Stories of H. G. Wells"e; constitutes a must-have for lovers of the short storm form and is not to be missed by fans of Wells' fantastic 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. The stories include: "e;The Stolen Bacillus"e;, "e;The Flowering of the Strange Orchid"e;, "e;In the Avu Observatory"e;, "e;The Triumphs of a Taxidermist"e;, "e;A Deal In Ostriches"e;, "e;Through a Window"e;, "e;The Temptation of Harringay"e;, "e;The Flying Man"e;, "e;The Diamond Maker"e;, "e;Aepyornis Island"e;, "e;The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes"e;, "e;The Lord of the Dynamos"e;, and more. 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.

Sleeper Awakes - A Revised Edition of When the Sleeper Wakes

Sleeper Awakes - A Revised Edition of When the Sleeper Wakes

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

This is H. G. Wells' 1910 dystopian novel, "e;The Sleeper Awakes"e;. A man sleeps for 200 years and wakes up in a transformed London to find that, due to the compound interest of his bank account, he is the richest man in the world. However, with his wildest dreams also come his gravest nightmares. A fantastic science fiction novel from the father of the genre, "e;The Sleeper Awakes"e; is highly recommended for those with a love of dystopian fiction and is not to be missed by fans 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.

Soul of a Bishop

Soul of a Bishop

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

The Bishop of Princhester has come to doubt the Trinity, as well as a number of other things relating to the Creed. Not only this, but he has come to realise that there are others within the church with doubts-some who even doubt the existence of God. Although the Bishop believes fervently in God, his disagreements with the dogma, creating an inner turmoil that throws his life into chaos. 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. "e;The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. 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 1923.

Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

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

"e;The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents"e; is a collection of short stories written by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895. Containing 15 intriguing tales by the master of the short story form, this collection constitutes a must-read for fans of H. G. Wells' work and classic science fiction alike. The stories include: "e;The Stolen Bacillus"e;, "e;The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid"e;, "e;In The Avu Observatory"e;, "e;The Triumphs Of A Taxidermist"e;, "e;A Deal In Ostriches"e;, "e;Through A Window"e;, "e;The Temptation Of Harringay"e;, "e;The Flying Man"e;, "e;The Diamond Maker"e;, "e;Aepyornis Island"e;, "e;The Remarkable Case Of Davidson's Eyes"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.

Story of a Great Schoolmaster: Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle (1924) a a biography of Frederick William Sanderson

Story of a Great Schoolmaster: Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle (1924) a a biography of Frederick William Sanderson

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

This is H. G. Wells' 1924 biography of Frederick William Sanderson, "e;The Story of a Great Schoolmaster"e;. Frederick William Sanderson (1857 - 1922) was the headmaster at Oundle School between 1892-1922 and was a an esteemed reformer of education at Oundle and Dulwich College. Wells was a close friend of Sanderson's, and even sent his own sons to his school. Contents include: "e;Sanderson the Man"e;, "e;The Modernisation of Oundle School"e;, "e;The Replacement of Competition by Group Work"e;, "e;The Re-Establishment of Relations Between School and Reality"e;, "e;The Growth of Sanderson Shown in His Sermons and Scripture Lessons"e;, "e;The War and Sanderson's Propaganda of Reconstruction"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.

Time Machine

Time Machine

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

"e;The Time Machine"e; is a seminal science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. At one of his weekly dinner parties, an English scientist reveals that he has devised a machine with the ability to carry a person through time. To demonstrate his invention, he returns at dinner the following week and recounts a remarkable tale. An example of classic science fiction, "e;The Time Machine"e; is widely considered as responsible for the popularisation of the concept of purposeful time travel, especially in fiction. It is also in this novel that the term "e;time machine"e; was coined by Wells. This book is highly recommended for all lovers of science fiction and is not to be missed by fans 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 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.

Undying Fire

Undying Fire

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

"e;The Undying Fire"e; is a theological fantasy novel written by H. G. Wells, first published in 1919. Job Huss is a modern man who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his life is falling apart. Unbeknownst to him, God and Satan are in agreement that the man's ancestor, the Biblical Job, was not put though a stern enough of a test, and contrive to have a rematch of their celestial game of chess. 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). 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.

War in the Air

War in the Air

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

"e;The War in the Air"e; is a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, first published in 1908. As with many of Wells' works, it contains prophetic ideas about the future, in this case the profuse use of aircraft on the battlefield and the imminent world war. An entertaining and thought-provoking tale, "e;The War in the Air"e; is not to be missed by lovers of classic science fiction. Contents include: "e;The Dream"e;, "e;The Wear And Tear Of Episcopacy"e;, "e;Insomnia"e;, "e;The Sympathy Of Lady Sunderbund"e;, "e;Chapter The Fifth"e;, "e;Chapter The Sixth"e;, "e;Exegetical"e;, "e;The Second Vision"e;, "e;The New World"e;, and "e;The Third Vision"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). "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.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

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

This is H. G. Wells' famous 1897 science fiction masterpiece, "e;The War of the Worlds"e;. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is among the first literary works concerning a war with humans and extraterrestrial beings, making it one of the most commented-on works of science fiction ever. The novel has obvious connections with the popular invasion fiction of the time, and has been interpreted as an exploration of British imperialism, evolution theory, and Victorian superstitions. A must-read for fans of science fiction and those who have read and enjoyed other works by this author. 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.

War That Will End War

War That Will End War

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

This is a 1914 novel written by H. G. Wells. Within it, wells writes passionately and with elegance about his conviction that World War I will be the war to end all wars. Although he was obviously and unfortunately wrong in his suppositions, his book makes a good case for his belief and is highly recommended for those with an interest in WWI. Contents include: "e;Why Britain Went to War"e;, "e;The Sword of Peace"e;, "e;Hands Off the People's Food"e;, "e;Concerning Mr. Maximilian Craft"e;, "e;The Most Necessary Measures in the World"e;, "e;The Need of a New Map of Europe"e;, "e;The Opportunity of Liberalism"e;, "e;The Liberal Fear of Russia"e;, "e;An Appeal to the American People"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.

Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

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

Although Sir Isaac Harman didn't think much of the suffragette movement, his female employees certainly did, and he thought it prescient that he too should do his bit for women's rights. His wife totally agreed, so he locked her up. However, this gesture was to have far-reaching reverberations as Sir Isaac's wife becomes the absolute embodiment of women's independence. "e;The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman"e; is a novel by H. G. Wells, first written in 1914. Contents include: "e;Introduces Lady Harman"e;, "e;The Personality of Sir Isaac"e;, "e;Lady Harman at Home"e;, "e;The Beginnings of Lady Harman"e;, "e;The World according to Sir Isaac"e;, "e;The Adventurous Afternoon"e;, "e;Lady Harman learns about Herself"e;, "e;Sir Isaac as Petruchio"e;, "e;Mr. Brumley is troubled by Difficult Ideas"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.

Wild Asses of the Devil

Wild Asses of the Devil

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

"e;The Wild Asses of the Devil"e; is a novella by H. G. Wells, first published in 1915. 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). The Father of Science Fiction"e; was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. This book is highly recommended for fans of Wells' work and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Wonderful Visit

Wonderful Visit

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

This book contains H. G. Wells' 1895 contemporary fantasy novel, "e;The Wonderful Visit"e;. The story concerns an angel who spends just over a week in southern England. Mistaken for a bird, it is shot by an amateur ornithologist before being taken care of at a vicarage. The more it learns of Victorian society, the more critical of it it becomes; until, finally, it is denounced as a socialist. 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). This book recommended for lovers of Wells' work and would make for a wonderful addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

World Set Free

World Set Free

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

"e;The World Set Free"e; is a novel by H. G. Wells, written in 1913 and first published in 1914. The plot concerns the advent and use of terrible and immensely-powerful nuclear weapons the likes of which the world has never seen before, exploring the idea of technological advance as a means of human progress. A fascinating and prophetic novel, "e;The World Set Free"e; is highly recommended for fans of vintage speculative 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.

This Misery of Boots (1907)

This Misery of Boots (1907)

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

This book contains a fascinating essay presented by Wells to the Fabian Society in December 1905. The "e;unwearable boots"e; represent the unnecessary suffering caused by a system of privately owned capital-an imagine inspired by Wells' youth spent in an underground kitchen, the only view of the outside glimpses of people's feet on the pavement above. "e;This Misery of Boots"e; offers a fascinating insight into Wells' political beliefs and is not to be missed by collectors of his 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.

Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear

Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear

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

"e;Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear"e; is a short story by H. G. Wells. It is presented as a parable and concerns the first meeting between the Great Bears, who are the Lords of the Rocks and Caves, and Man. 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. 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.

Ugh-Lomi and Uya

Ugh-Lomi and Uya

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

"e;Ugh-Lomi and Uya"e; is a short story by H. G. Wells set in 'a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history... when one might have walked dryshod from France (as we call it now) to England."e; A thought-provoking parable concerning the dawn of man, "e;Ugh-Lomi and Uya"e; is not to be missed by fans of the short story form. 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. 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.

Time Machine and Other Stories

Time Machine and Other Stories

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

This book is a collection of eight short stories written by H. G. Wells. "e;The Short Stories of H. G. Wells"e; constitutes a must-have for lovers of the short storm form and is not to be missed by fans of Wells' fantastic 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. The stories include: "e;The Time Machine"e;, "e;The Empire of the Ants"e;, "e;A Vision of Judgement"e;, "e;The Land Ironclads"e;, The Beautiful Suit"e;, "e;The Door in the Wall"e;, "e;The Pearl of Love"e;, and "e;The Country of the Blind"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.

War and the Future: Italy, France and Britain at War

War and the Future: Italy, France and Britain at War

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

"e;War and the Future: Italy, France and Britain at War"e; is a 1917 treatise written H. G. Wells on the First World War, exploring its causes, military technology, ramifications, possible outcomes, and more. This fascinating thesis is highly recommended for those with an interest in WWI and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells' work. Contents include: "e;The Passing Of The Effigy"e;, "e;The War In Italy (August, 1916)"e;, "e;The Isonzo Front"e;, "e;The Mountain War"e;, "e;Behind The Front"e;, "e;The Western War (September, 1916)"e;, "e;Ruins"e;, "e;The Grades Of War"e;, "e;The War Landscape"e;, "e;New Arms For Old Ones"e;, "e;Tanks"e;, "e;How People Think About The 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). 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.

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: 13/09/2016

This volume contains a series of predictions made by H. G. Wells as to the ramifications of World War I, covering such areas as politics, economics, border changes, education, media, law, and more. Contents include: "e;Forecasting The Future"e;, "e;The End Of The War"e;, "e;Nations In Liquidation"e;, "e;Braintree, Bocking, And The Future Of The World"e;, "e;How Far Will Europe Go Toward Socialism?"e;, "e;Lawyer And Press"e;, "e;The New Education"e;, "e;What The War Is Doing For Women"e;, "e;The New Map Of Europe"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.

When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes

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

This is H. G. Wells' 1910 dystopian novel, "e;When the Sleeper Awakes"e;. A man sleeps for 200 years and wakes up in a transformed London to find that, due to the compound interest of his bank account, he is the richest man in the world. However, with his wildest dreams also come his gravest nightmares. A fantastic science fiction novel from the father of the genre, "e;The Sleeper Awakes"e; is highly recommended for those with a love of dystopian fiction and is not to be missed by fans of Wells' fantastic 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.

World Brain

World Brain

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

"e;World Brain"e; is an article written by H. G. Wells and first contributed to the new "e;Encyclopedie Francaise"e; in 1937. It explores the idea of a "e;permanent world encyclopaedia"e; that would contain "e;the whole human memory"e; and that would be "e;a world synthesis of bibliography and documentation with the indexed archives of the world."e; Fascinating and arguably prophetic reading, "e;World Brain"e; will appeal to fan 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.

You Can't Be Too Careful

You Can't Be Too Careful

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

"e;You Can't Be Too Careful"e; is a novel written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1941. 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. Although never a winner, Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a total of four times within his lifetime. 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.

Babes in the Darkling Wood - A Novel of Ideas

Babes in the Darkling Wood - A Novel of Ideas

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

This is H. G. Wells' 1940 novel, "e;Babes in the Darkling Wood - A Novel of Ideas"e;. Stella has the world at her feet - good looks, brains, and a place at Cambridge University. Together with her admirer Gemini, she becomes interested in the work and mind of a psycho-therapist with exciting new ideas. However, when tragedy encroaches on their lives they soon come to realise that intellectualism brings little comfort or solace. "e;Babes in the Darkling Wood"e; is a powerful tale of fluctuating fortunes that presents an interesting dialogue of contemporary developments in psychoanalytical theory. This book is not to be missed by 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.

Anticipations  - Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

Anticipations - Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

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

First published in 1904, "e;Anticipations"e; is an attempt by H. G. Wells in 1901 to make predictions about the future, especially concerning technological and scientific progress. It offers an interesting look at the technological achievements of the 20th century, with Wells reflecting on some of the less attractive characteristics of a world we have grown beyond, as well as offering a keen insight into social dynamics and the progress it directs. "e;Anticipations"e; unsurprisingly presents a fascinating medley of accurate predictions - cars & buses, aerial wartime combat, etc. - and not so accurate ones - submarines being fundamentally flawed. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Wells' seminal work and readers with an interest in the early twentieth century. 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.

Year of Prophesying

Year of Prophesying

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

This volume contains a collection of 55 newspaper columns written by H. G. Wells between 1923 and 1924. Following the immense success Wells' "e;The Outline of History"e;, people wanted to hear more of his commentary, especially on contemporary events. As such, Wells began writing popular columns for the Westminster Gazette, the New York Times, and the Daily Express. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Wells' writing and those with an interest in early-twentieth-century history. 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 1924.

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

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

"e;A Modern Utopia"e; is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1905. The Owner of the Voice and the botanist are two seemingly extraterrestrial beings who are transported to earth, appearing one day on the slopes of the Piz Lucendro in the Swiss Alps. Their experiences in the Utopia that they find themselves in is chronicled over eleven chapters, with our twin protagonists slowly discovering how Utopia is organised. However, when they find that they have both have doubles in Utopia, the walls between reality and fantasy begin to crumble. "e;A Modern Utopia"e; is a thought-provoking and intelligent novel that is not to be missed by lovers of speculative fiction and 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.

Vilagok harca

Vilagok harca

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2016

A Vilagok harca"e;-ban Wells a marslakok es a foldi emberek kozotti haborut irja le, megalkotva ezzel a mufaj egyik legsikeresebb, hallatlanul izgalmas, vegig feszultseggel teli alapmuvet. E szuggesztiv hatasu konyvbol keszult - hires-hirhedt - Orson Welles radiojatek kepes volt igazi tomeghiszteriat eloidezo panikhangulatot okozni az Egyesult Allamokban. A kotet e radiojatek teljes szoveget is tartalmazza.

The Works of Wells

The Works of Wells

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2016

Within this book the visionary H. G. Wells takes you on grand adventures with each story. Travel through time to face the Morlocks, travel to strange islands where experiments on animals and humans take place, go inside the moon and escape the Selenites or else battle martians bent on human conquest.

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

The War of the Worlds first appeared in print in 1897. It is perhaps the most notorious of all science fiction works, and one of the first to envision a full-scale conflict between humans and extra terrestrials.Orson Welles famously adapted the novel for radio in 1938, presenting the drama as a series of simulated news bulletins -- convincingly enough to cause panic among a large portion of the national audience. Many other adaptations have been produced over the years, the most recent of which was the 2005 feature film starring Tom Cruise.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Men Like Gods

Men Like Gods

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2016

In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple's trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple's ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the constraints of government and organized religion, the citizens lead rich, meaningful lives, passed in pursuit of their creative fancies. Barnstaple's traveling companions, however, quickly contrive a scheme to remake the utopia in the image of their twentieth-century world.A century after its initial publication, H. G. Wells's novel offers an enduringly relevant look at an ideal society. Conceived in the aftermath of World War I, it reflects the failings of human nature but offers hope for the future, when men and women may live like gods.

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2016

World Set Free

World Set Free

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

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. 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; The novel is dedicated "e;To Frederick Soddy's Interpretation of Radium,"e; a volume published in 1909.

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2016

The Sea Raiders

The Sea Raiders

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

'... slowly uncoiling their tentacles... and making a soft purring sound to each other' A disgusting account of a school of giant squid attacking a seaside resort, and two other examples of Wells' extraordinary imagination at work - 'The Magic Shop' and 'The Land Ironclads' One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Time Machine, The

Time Machine, The

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Invisible Man, The

Invisible Man, The

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2015

H.G. Wells's 1909 novel centres on the coming of age of the spirited Ann Veronica, who runs away from her sheltered suburban home to live in London. There she mingles with feminists, studies biology, learns jiu jitsu, and even participates in a suffragette raid on the House of Commons that lands her in jail. When originally published, the novel was deemed poisonous for its bold treatment of an adulterous romance that only lightly veiled Wells's extramarital affairs. While critics debate whether the shift to romance undermines the novel's feminist themes, readers continue to be engaged by its vividly realized heroine and its rich portrayal of the tumultuous social movements of Edwardian London.Historical documents expand on the novel's autobiographical dimension with letters between Wells and Amber Reeves, the model for Ann Veronica; also included are materials on the suffrage movement, attempts to censor the novel, and the New Woman.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

A mysterious stranger, Griffin, arrives at the local inn of the eng village of Iping. West Sussex, during a snowstorm. The stranger wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves, his face hidden entirely by bandages except for a fake pink nose, and 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 staying at the inn, hundreds of strange glass bottles arrive that Griffin calls his luggage. Many local townspeople believe this to be very strange. He becomes the talk of the village (one of the novel's most charming aspects is its portrayal of small-town life in southern England, which the author knew from first-hand experience). Meanwhile, a mysterious burglary occurs in the village. Griffin has run out of money and is trying to find a way to pay for his board and lodging. When his landlady demands 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.Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The book's protagonist is an eng scientist and gentleman-inventor living in Richmond, Surrey, identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller. The narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension, and his demonstration of a tabletop model machine for travelling through it. He reveals that he has built a machine capable of carrying a person, and returns at dinner the following week to recount a remarkable tale, becoming the new narrator. In the new narrative, the Time Traveller tests his device with a journey that takes him to 802,701 A.D., where he meets the Eloi, a society of small, elegant, childlike adults. They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet slowly deteriorating buildings, doing no work and having a fruit-only diet. His efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of curiosity or discipline, and he speculates that they are a peaceful communist society, the result of humanity conquering nature with technology, and subsequently evolving to adapt to an environment in which strength and intellect are no longer advantageous to survival. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by eng author H. G. Wells. It is the first-person narrative of the adventures of an unnamed protagonist and his brother in Surrey and London as Earth is invaded by Martians. 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 one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

War in the Air

War in the Air

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The War in the Air, a novel by H. G. Wells written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts-in this case, the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a "e;forward-thinking young man"e; and a "e;kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-'ave-a-look-at-it and enamel-chipping variety."e; (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

H. G. Wells The Dover Reader

H. G. Wells The Dover Reader

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2015

Trained in science and as a teacher, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) harbored a passionate concern for political issues. Wells's interests are reflected in his pioneering works of science fiction, which involve time travel, space exploration, alien invasion, and experiments gone awry. A century later, his tales of obsession, revelation, and discovery remain compellingly readable and relevant.This anthology offers readers complete and unabridged versions of Wells's most influential novels: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The Invisible Man. In addition, five famous short stories include "e;The Country of the Blind,"e; "e;The Purple Pileus,"e; "e;The Crystal Egg,"e; "e;The Door in the Wall,"e; and the first tale to address bio-terrorism, "e;The Stolen Bacillus."e;

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

The War of the Worlds first appeared in print in 1897. It is perhaps the most notorious of all science fiction works, and one of the first to envision a full-scale conflict between humans and extra terrestrials.Orson Welles famously adapted the novel for radio in 1938, presenting the drama as a series of simulated news bulletins -- convincingly enough to cause panic among a large portion of the national audience. Many other adaptations have been produced over the years, the most recent of which was the 2005 feature film starring Tom Cruise.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

The Rights of Man

The Rights of Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2015

H. G. Wells' revolutionary human rights manifesto is reissued by Penguin with a new introduction by fellow novelist and human rights campaigner Ali Smith 'Penguin and Pelican Specials are books of topical importance published within as short a time as possible from receipt of the manuscript. Some are reprints of famous books brought up-to-date, but usually they are entirely new books published for the first time.' H. G. Wells wrote The Rights of Man in 1940, partly in response to the ongoing war with Germany. The fearlessly progressive ideas he set out were instrumental in the creation of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU's European Convention on Human Rights and the UK's Human Rights Act. When first published, this manifesto was an urgently topical reaction to a global miscarriage of justice. It was intended to stimulate debate and make a clear statement of mankind's immutable responsibilities to itself. Seventy-five years have passed and once again we face a humanitarian crisis. In the UK our human rights are under threat in ways that they never have been before and overseas peoples are being displaced from their homelands in their millions. The international community must act decisively, cooperatively and fast. The Rights of Man is not an 'entirely new book' - but it is a book of topical importance and it has been published, now as before, in as short a time as possible, in order to react to the sudden and urgent need. With a new introduction by award-winning novelist and human rights campaigner Ali Smith, Penguin reissues one of the most important humanitarian texts of the twentieth century in the hope that it will continue to stimulate debate and remind our leaders - and each other - of the essential priorities and responsibilities of mankind.

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2015

In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2015

Delphi Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated)

Delphi Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Features:* ALL 31 novels in the US public domain and all with individual contents tables* Illustrated with attractive images relating to Wells' life and works* The most complete US edition possible* Annotated with introductory paragraphs to many of the novels and other works* Images from film adaptations of Wells' work* ALL the short story collections* Rare novels, and all formatted for your enjoyment* The Father of Science Fiction's works are presented in a scholarly order* INCLUDES rare early short stories, including Wells' very first published story "e;A Family Elopement"e;* ALSO includes BONUS non-fiction texts, including the famous Little Wars, Floor Games and Wells' renowned socialist essays* Enjoy ours upon hours of reading original stories like The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man* Features BONUS text of fellow sci-fi writer J.D. Beresford's essay on Wells' works* UPDATED with rare UNCOLLECTED STORIESThis is the definitive Kindle Edition of the great writer's fictional works. There is also a front no-nonsense contents table, allowing easy navigation around the enormous file. As with all Delphi Classics, the texts are arranged in chronological order, allowing a scholarly reading and appreciation of Wells' works, which are also organised by genres.Please note: due to copyright restrictions, some of the later novels are not included. However, when they enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free upgrade for customers who've purchased the eBook.Contents:The NovelsTHE TIME MACHINETHE CHRONIC ARGONAUTSTHE WONDERFUL VISITTHE ISLAND OF DR MOREAUTHE WHEELS OF CHANCETHE INVISIBLE MANTHE WAR OF THE WORLDSWHEN THE SLEEPER WAKESLOVE AND MR LEWISHAMTHE FIRST MEN IN THE MOONTHE SEA LADYTHE FOOD OF THE GODSKIPPSA MODERN UTOPIAIN THE DAYS OF THE COMETTHE WAR IN THE AIRTONO-BUNGAYANN VERONICATHE HISTORY OF MR POLLYTHE NEW MACHIAVELLIMARRIAGETHE PASSIONATE FRIENDSTHE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMANTHE WORLD SET FREETHE PROPHETIC TRILOGYBEALBYTHE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENTMR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGHTHE SOUL OF A BISHOPJOAN AND PETERTHE UNDYING FIRETHE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEARTThe Short Story CollectionsTHE EARLY SHORT STORIESTHE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTSTHE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERSTALES OF SPACE AND TIMETWELVE STORIES AND A DREAMTHE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIESUNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIESThe Short StoriesCHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIESALPHABETICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIESSelected Non-FictionTHE MISERY OF BOOTSFLOOR GAMESLITTLE WARSNEW WORLDS FOR OLD and more!The CriticismH.G. WELLS By J.D. Beresford

Miss Waters

Miss Waters

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Miss Waters was written in the year 1902 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

La Burlesque Equipee du cycliste

La Burlesque Equipee du cycliste

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

La Burlesque Equipee du cycliste was written in the year 1906 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Le Tresor de M. Brisher

Le Tresor de M. Brisher

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Le Tresor de M. Brisher was written in the year 1899 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Crystal Egg

Crystal Egg

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Crystal Egg was written in the year 1897 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Country of the Blind

Country of the Blind

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Country of the Blind was written in the year 1911 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Door in the Wall

Door in the Wall

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Door in the Wall was written in the year 1911 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Dream of Armageddon

Dream of Armageddon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A Dream of Armageddon was written in the year 1901 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Empire of the Ants

Empire of the Ants

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Empire of the Ants was written in the year 1905 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Filmer

Filmer

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Filmer was written in the year 1901 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Magic Shop

Magic Shop

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Magic Shop was written in the year 1903 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Man Who Could Work Miracles

Man Who Could Work Miracles

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Man Who Could Work Miracles was written in the year 1898 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

New Accelerator

New Accelerator

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The New Accelerator was written in the year 1901 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Plattner Story

Plattner Story

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Plattner Story was written in the year 1897 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Red Room

Red Room

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Red Room was written in the year 1896 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Sea Raiders

Sea Raiders

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Sea Raiders was written in the year 1896 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Star

Star

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Star was written in the year 1897 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Stolen Bacillus

Stolen Bacillus

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Stolen Bacillus was written in the year 1895 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Stolen Body

Stolen Body

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Stolen Body was written in the year 1927 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham

Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham was written in the year 1911 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Treasure in the Forest

Treasure in the Forest

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Treasure in the Forest was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost was written in the year 1902 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes

Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes was written in the year 1895 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Slip Under the Microscope

Slip Under the Microscope

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A Slip Under the Microscope was written in the year 1896 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Purple Pileus

Purple Pileus

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Purple Pileus was written in the year 1896 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Obliterated Man

Obliterated Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Obliterated Man was written in the year 1913 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland

Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland was written in the year 1901 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation

Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation was written in the year 1898 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Mr. Brisher's Treasure

Mr. Brisher's Treasure

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Mr. Brisher's Treasure was written in the year 1899 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Moth

Moth

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Moth was written in the year 1895 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Miss Winchelsea's Heart

Miss Winchelsea's Heart

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Miss Winchelsea's Heart was written in the year 1898 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Truth About Pyecraft

Truth About Pyecraft

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Truth About Pyecraft was written in the year 1903 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Under the Knife

Under the Knife

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Under the Knife was written in the year 1896 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Valley of Spiders

Valley of Spiders

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Valley of Spiders was written in the year 1909 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Apyornis Island

Apyornis Island

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Apyornis Island was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Beautiful Suit

Beautiful Suit

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Beautiful Suit was written in the year 1909 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Cone

Cone

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Cone was written in the year 1895 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Diamond Maker

Diamond Maker

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Diamond Maker was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Flowering of the Strange Orchid

Flowering of the Strange Orchid

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Flowering of the Strange Orchid was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

In the Avu Observatory

In the Avu Observatory

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

In the Avu Observatory was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Jilting of Jane

Jilting of Jane

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Jilting of Jane was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Jimmy Goggles the God

Jimmy Goggles the God

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Jimmy Goggles the God was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Lord of the Dynamos

Lord of the Dynamos

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Lord of the Dynamos was written in the year 1894 by H. G. Wells. This book is one of the most popular novels of H. G. Wells, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Wonderful Visit

Wonderful Visit

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

An angel comes to Earth in this fantastical tale by H.G. Wells When a fallen angel appears in the skies of southern England, the vicar of a small town mistakes the winged being's dazzling plumage for that of a bird and shoots him down. This is only the first misfortune to befall ';Mr. Angel,' as he comes to be known. ';Neither the Angel of religious feeling nor the Angel of popular belief,' this celestial visitor quickly draws the ire of the village folk. But as time goes on, the angel becomes more and more human. His wings atrophy, and much to his surprise, he finds himself falling in love. The master of fantasy literature, H. G. Wells has spun a brilliantly imagined tale in The Wonderful Visit. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race of moon-folk the two call "e;Selenites."e; The novel can also be read as a critique of prevailing political opinions from the turn of the century, particularly of imperialism.

Sleeper Awakes

Sleeper Awakes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

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.

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: 29/06/2015

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

Wheels of Chance

Wheels of Chance

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Although H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction stories he wrote in many genres including history, and social commentaries. The Wheels of Chance was written when the bicycle was beginning to become very popular (1890 -1905) and saw bicycles becoming a part of social changes in England. People could move quickly and rigid class structure was beginning to crumble. This is the story of a down-on-his-luck draper's assistant who takes a second-hand bicycle on a tour through the English countryside. He meets a young woman on the run from her seducer in addition to a string of other amusing characters..

World Set Free

World Set Free

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

THE WORLD SET FREE was written in 1913 and published early in 1914, and it is the latest of a series of three fantasias of possibility, stories which all turn on the possible developments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow of the Great War. Every intelligent person in the world felt that disaster was impending and knew no way of averting it, but few of us realised in the earlier half of 1914 how near the crash was to us. The reader will be amused to find that here it is put off until the year 1956.Noteworthy for its depiction of fictional ''atomic bombs'' which eerily prefigure the development of real nuclear weapons.

History of Mr Polly

History of Mr Polly

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground, and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future - after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a life of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.

Modern Utopia

Modern Utopia

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.

Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Dealing with political issues of the time the novel was written and concentrating specifically on feminist issues, through the course this novel the heroine matures from an innocent and naive girl to a representative of the New Woman.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The Invisible Man is an 1897 science fiction novella 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.

Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

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;

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

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.

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

A fantastic tale of the world's beauty and unity after the Great Change occurs.

Star-begotten

Star-begotten

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

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 Martians to replace their own dying planet. The protagonist of the story Joseph Davis, who is an author of popular histories, becomes overtaken with suspicion that he and his family have already been exposed and are starting to change.

Island of Dr. Moreau

Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

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...

Time Machine

Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

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.

Chronic Argonauts

Chronic Argonauts

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

This brief story begins with a third-person account of the arrival of a mysterious inventor to the peaceful Welsh town of Llyddwdd. Dr. Nebogipfel takes up residence in a house sorely neglected after the deaths of its former inhabitants. The main bulk of the story concerns the apprehension of the simple rural folk who eventually storm the inventor's "e;devilish"e; workshop in an effort to repay supposed witchery. Nebogipfel escapes with one other person-the sympathetic Reverend Elijah Ulysses Cook-in what is later revealed to be a time machine.

La Machine a explorer le temps

La Machine a explorer le temps

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

Qui ne connait pas l'intrigue de ce roman ? La terre en l'an 802701 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...

L'Ile du docteur Moreau

L'Ile du docteur Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

Unique survivant d'un naufrage, Edward Prendick est recueilli sur une ile des mers du sud par un personnage singulier: le docteur Moreau. Il decouvre avec effroi que l'ile est peuplee de creatures monstrueuses, mi-hommes mi-betes, vivant sous la domination de Moreau et de Montgomery, son assistant...

L'Homme invisible

L'Homme invisible

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

Le savant Griffin, apres 15 ans de recherches et des depenses qui l'ont ruine, invente une formule pour devenir invisible. Apres avoir fait l'experience sur le chat de sa voisine, il decide d'experimenter la formule sur lui meme, notamment pour fuir ses creanciers (loyer non paye pour cause de manque d'argent et accuse de vivisection sur le chat de sa voisine; ce qui est faux). Il devient alors totalement invisible.

La Guerre des mondes

La Guerre des mondes

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

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...

Les Premiers hommes dans la Lune

Les Premiers hommes dans la Lune

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

Bedford et Cavor, grace a la Cavorite voyagent jusqu'a la lune, et decouvrent les Selenites. L'aventure ne fait que commencer...

La Guerre dans les airs

La Guerre dans les airs

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

Ce roman nous decrit une guerre mondiale, en 1908, concue par un stratege de genie, H.G. Wells, qui invente l'arme absolue : les dirigeables geants, veritables porte-avions, d'ou prennent leur vol les Drachenflieger de bombardement. Ainsi, l'Allemagne attaque directement les Etats-Unis et, sur la route de New York, coule la flotte U.S. De nouvelles armes naissent, tel le canon a eclairs, ancetre direct du rayon laser, le fameux rayon de la mort... Une saga extraordinaire et meconnue qui se deploie sur plusieurs continents.

Mr Britling Sees it Through

Mr Britling Sees it Through

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This vintage book contains H. G. Wells's 1916 masterpiece of wartime literature, "e;Mr. Britling Sees it Through"e;. It tells the story of Mr. Britling, a famous writer and obvious alter ego of the author who lives with his family in the fictional town of Matching's Easy, England. This masterful novel is highly recommended for those with an interest in wartime literature, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells's seminal work. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was an 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.

What Are We To Do With Our Lives?

What Are We To Do With Our Lives?

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This vintage book contains H. G. Wells's "e;The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution"e; (first published in 1928). Wells describes the book as a 'scheme to thrust forward and establish a human control over the destinies of life, and liberate it from its present dangers, uncertainties and miseries.' The text suggests that, thanks to scientific advancement, a world 'politically, socially and economically unified' is being established by educated and influential people which could be the foundation of 'a world revolution aiming at universal peace.' 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 antiquarian 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.

Meanwhile

Meanwhile

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This volume contains H. G. Wells's 1927 novel, "e;Meanwhile; or, the Picture of a Lady"e;. This novel was written by Wells after being inspired by an unknown lady that he saw in the garden of La Mortola in Ventimiglia. It sprang into existence without any forethought, and offers a unique insight into the mind of this accomplished author. 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.

Island of Doctor Moreau

Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

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 scientist Shipwrecked 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... This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

A Slip Under the Microscope

A Slip Under the Microscope

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2015

'I will go in, out of this dust and heat, out of this dry glitter of vanity, out of these toilsome futilities. I will go and never return.' Three disturbing, mysterious and moving stories from Wells, science-fiction pioneer. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. H. G. Wells (1866-1946). Wells's works available in Penguin Classics are Ann Veronica, The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories, The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Kipps, Love and Mr Lewisham, A Modern Utopia, The New Machiavelli, The Shape of Things to Come, A Short History of the World, The Sleeper Awakes, The Time Machine, Tono-Bungay, The War in the Air and The War of the Worlds.

Little Wars and Floor Games The Foundations of Wargaming

Little Wars and Floor Games The Foundations of Wargaming

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

In the Avu Observatory (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

In the Avu Observatory (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1894 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'In the Avu Observatory' is a short story of a man working in an observatory in Borneo who gets attacked by a strange bat-like creature. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Sea Raiders (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Sea Raiders (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Sea Raiders' is a short story in which a man notices a corpse floating in the sea, but when he investigates sees that it is being devoured by large and unusual cephalopods. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Apyornis Island (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Apyornis Island (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1894 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'pyornis Island' is a short story about a curious eggs from an unknown species. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Valley of the Spiders (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Valley of the Spiders (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1903 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Valley of the Spiders' is a short story about a group of men who encounter an unstoppable swarm of arachnids. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

In the Abyss (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

In the Abyss (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'In the Abyss' is a short story about deep sea exploring and the strange creatures that inhabit the unknown depths. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Moth a Genus Novo (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Moth a Genus Novo (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1895 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'A Moth - Genus Novo' is a short story about a group of entomologists who make a rather unusual discovery. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Empire of the Ants (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Empire of the Ants (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1905 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Empire of the Ants' is a short story of a Brazilian Captain who has been sent to help a town's inhabitants fight a plague of intelligent ants. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Little Wars and Floor Games

Little Wars and Floor Games

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2015

Ironically enough, one of the twentieth century's leading pacifists wrote Little Wars, a book that has entertained and enlightened war buffs for the past hundred years. H. G. Wells, the great science-fiction pioneer, turned his attention from tales of time travel and alien invasions to write the first classic book of war games. His simulations of past battles and hypothetical future clashes allow readers to test their tactical and strategic skills and attempt to rewrite history.The companion piece, Floor Games, offers a more lighthearted look at war games. Based on the playful battles Wells waged with his sons, the narrative describes how creative play with miniature figures can transform an ordinary room into a magical world. The book has since been hailed as an inspiration for the development of a nonverbal psychotherapeutic method employed in the treatment of adults and children. Both Little Wars and Floor Games feature winsome illustrations by J. R. Sinclair that enhance their antique charm.

The H. G. Wells Collection

The H. G. Wells Collection

Author: H. G. Wells Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2014

The H G Wells Collection H G Wells - the master of science fiction! This is his best sf/horror novels, collected in one volume! The Island of Dr Moreau War of the Worlds The Invisible Man First Men in the Moon The Time Machine The Food of the Gods

First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;The First Men in the Moon"e; by Lyman Frank Baum is an amazing science fiction novel about United Nations astronauts who plan on going to the moon.

New Machiavelli

New Machiavelli

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;The New Machiavelli"e; by H.G. Wells is a classic novel that was set during World War I in England. The novel gives insight into Well's political and social views. It centers around Richard Remington who seems to have it all: he is a successful author, Liberal and appears to have a loving wife but in reality, he is unhappy with his marriage and his party's political view. He then meets the beautiful, Isabel Rivers.

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;Mr. Britling Sees It Through"e; by H.G. Wells is a book that illustrates how England changed during World War 1.

Passionate Friends

Passionate Friends

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;The Passionate Friends"e; by H.G. Wells is a story about the love between Stephen and Mary. Stephen loves Mary but is unable to give her the independence and freedom that she desires.

In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;In the Days of the Comet"e; by H.G. Wells is a classic science fiction novel. During a World War, a comic sweeps through earth and causes the war to end and an utopia is founded.

Christina Alberta's Father

Christina Alberta's Father

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

H.G. Wells is most famous for his prolific and best-felling science fiction novels, namely The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War Of The Worlds. Despite this, Wells also wrote in other genres, and often delved into history, social science, and social commentary. Christina Alberta's Father details the story of a retired launderer who believes that he is he re-embodiment of Sargon, the King of Kings, who has been brought back to this world as supreme master of the planet. An engaging and masterfully composed fiction sure to be enjoyed by a wide range of readers, this antique text makes for a great addition to any bookshelf and is not to be missed by fans of Well's seminal work. H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English novelist, sociologist, journalist, and historian, who is most famous for his popular science fiction novels. We are proud to republish this text now complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.

Plattner Story

Plattner Story

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Though Wells is best remembered as a trailblazer in the genre of science fiction, he worked masterfully in many genres, and often combined elements of several styles within the space of a single tale. The short story collection The Plattner Story and Others is packed with an eclectic array of wildly engaging tales, demonstrating the full breadth of Wells' talent and skill.

Plattner Story

Plattner Story

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Though Wells is best remembered as a trailblazer in the genre of science fiction, he worked masterfully in many genres, and often combined elements of several styles within the space of a single tale. The short story collection The Plattner Story and Others is packed with an eclectic array of wildly engaging tales, demonstrating the full breadth of Wells' talent and skill.

New Worlds for Old

New Worlds for Old

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Though he is today best remembered as an important early innovator in the field of science fiction who created such works as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, H. G. Wells was also an important political thinker who was deeply engaged in the events of his era. In this series of essays, Wells mounts a compelling argument in favor of socialism and sets forth a vision of a future in which such a system has been implemented.

New Worlds for Old

New Worlds for Old

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Though he is today best remembered as an important early innovator in the field of science fiction who created such works as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, H. G. Wells was also an important political thinker who was deeply engaged in the events of his era. In this series of essays, Wells mounts a compelling argument in favor of socialism and sets forth a vision of a future in which such a system has been implemented.

New Machiavelli

New Machiavelli

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Dive into the scandalous roman a clef that shocked the world. Based in part on H. G. Wells' own alleged affair with a much-younger woman, the novel The New Machiavelli follows the rise to power of brilliant politician Richard Remington, whose ascendance is stopped in its tracks when his extramarital dalliance is revealed.

New Machiavelli

New Machiavelli

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Dive into the scandalous roman a clef that shocked the world. Based in part on H. G. Wells' own alleged affair with a much-younger woman, the novel The New Machiavelli follows the rise to power of brilliant politician Richard Remington, whose ascendance is stopped in its tracks when his extramarital dalliance is revealed.

Discovery of the Future

Discovery of the Future

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

Though best remembered as an important early figure in the development of the genre of science fiction, H. G. Wells was a intellectually voracious thinker and writer who used his novels and short stories as a means of getting at significant, timeless truths. In this lecture, Wells discusses the ways that certain types of thinking are better suited to helping to usher in a new era of advanced science and technology.

Discovery of the Future

Discovery of the Future

Author: H. G. Wells Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

Though best remembered as an important early figure in the development of the genre of science fiction, H. G. Wells was a intellectually voracious thinker and writer who used his novels and short stories as a means of getting at significant, timeless truths. In this lecture, Wells discusses the ways that certain types of thinking are better suited to helping to usher in a new era of advanced science and technology.

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