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Selected Stories Of H G Wells

Author : H.G. Wells
ISBN : 9780307431813
Genre : Fiction
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Le Guin's selection of twenty-six stories showcases Well's genius and reintroduces readers to his singular talent for making the unbelievable seem utterly plausible.

The Complete Short Stories Of H G Wells

Author : Herbert George Wells
ISBN : 0753808722
Genre : Fiction
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The stolen bacillus -- The flowering of the strange orchid -- In the Avu observatory -- The triumphs of a taxidermist -- A deal in ostriches -- Through a window -- The temptation of Harringay -- The flying man -- The diamond maker -- Aepyornis island -- The remarkable case of Davidson's eyes -- The Lord of the Dynamos -- The Hammerpond Park burglary -- The moth -- The treasure in the forest -- The Plattner story -- The argonauts of the air -- The story of the late Mr Elvesham -- In the abyss -- The apple -- Under the knife -- The sea raiders -- Pollock and the Porroh man -- The red room -- The cone --The purple pileus -- The jilting of Jane -- In the modern vein : an unsympathetic love story -- A catastrophe -- The lost inheritance -- The sad story of a dramatic critic -- A slip under the microscope -- The crystal egg -- The star -- A story of the Stone Age -- A story of the days to come -- The man who could work miracles -- Filmer -- The magic shop -- The valley of spiders -- The truth about Pyecraft -- Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland -- The inexperienced ghost -- Jimmy Goggles the god -- The new accelerator -- Mr Ledbetter's vacation -- The stolen body -- Mr Brisher's treasure -- Miss Winchelsea's heart -- A dream of Armageddon -- The door in the wall -- The empire of the ants -- A vision of judgment -- The land ironclads -- The beautiful suit -- The pearl of love -- The country of the blind -- The reconciliation -- My first aeroplane -- Little mother up the Morderberg -- The story of the last trump -- The grisly folk -- A tale of the twentieth century -- Walcote -- The devotee of art -- The man with a nose -- A perfect gentleman on wheels -- Wayde's essence -- A misunderstood artist -- Le mari terrible -- The Rajah's treasure -- The presence by the fire -- Mr Marshall's doppelganger -- The thing in no. 7 -- The thumbmark -- A family elopement -- Our little neighbour -- How Gabriel became Thompson -- How Pingwill was routed -- The loyalty of Esau Common -- The wild asses of the devil -- Answer to prayer -- The queer story of Brownlow's newspaper -- The country of the blind (revised version).

A Short History Of The World

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9781602069312
Genre : History
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When H. G. Wells published this popular history of planet Earth in 1922, the highest off the surface humans had reached was seven miles, barely 37,000 feet; the best guess at the planet's age was merely "more than" 2 billion years; the beginnings of organic life on Earth were still little understood. But with all the confidence of his immense genius and wide-ranging appreciation for all things scientific, Wells presents a readable, concise survey of the state of knowledge at his time about the planet and human presence upon it. Wells asks that you read this hefty 1922 work-adapted from his two-volume Outline of History, published in 1920-"straightforwardly almost as a novel is read," and indeed, this story of Earth, from its very formation and the first appearance of homo sapiens through the Russian Revolution and the reconstruction after World War I, reads like the most thrilling adventure story ever told. Though it has been factually supplanted by scholarship that came after it, this remains an engaging history, a classic of science fact from one of the fathers of modern science fiction. British author HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (1866-1946) is best known for his groundbreaking science fiction novels The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).

Modernism Middlebrow And The Literary Canon

Author : Lise Jaillant
ISBN : 9781317317760
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the 1920s and 1930s the Modern Library series began to bring out cheap editions of modernist works. Jaillant provides a thorough analysis of the series’ mix of highbrow and popular literature and argues that the availability and low cost of modernist works helped to expand modernism's influence as a literary movement.

Tono Bungay

Author : H.G. Wells
ISBN : 9780307432827
Genre : Fiction
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The story of an apprentice chemist whose uncle’s worthless medicine becomes a spectacular marketing success, Tono-Bungay earned H. G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in 1909. It remains a sparkling chronicle of chicanery and human credulity, and is today regarded by many as Wells’s greatest novel. As Andrea Barrett observes in her Introduction, “Through its detailed, often brilliant descriptions and powerful imagery, [Tono-Bungay] slyly satirizes British imperial policy as a whole. . . . The insights into class, money, advertising, public relations, and the power of the press still ring horrifyingly true.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the original 1909 edition.

H G Wells Collected Novels Short Stories Essays Articles

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9788075834010
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully edited collection of science fiction, action adventure novels & dystopias has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: H. G. Wells by J. D. Beresford Mr. Wells as Historian by Arnold Wycombe Gomme Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants by G. K. Chesterton Essays and Articles Novels and Short Stories: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet Joan and Peter Kipps Love and Mr. Lewisham Marriage Mr. Britling Sees It Through The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Food of the Gods The History of Mr Polly The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The Wheels of Chance The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman The Wonderful Visit The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Little Mother Up the Morderberg Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flowering of the Strange Orchid The Flying Man The Grisly Folk ...

The Time Machine

Author : H.G. Wells
ISBN : 9780307757784
Genre : Fiction
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When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed. In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony. The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen. H.G. Well's famous novel of one man's astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895. It won him immediate recognition, and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction. From the Paperback edition.

The Time Machine Om Illustrated Classics

Author : H G Wells
ISBN : 9789384225445
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The Time Machine is one of the most influential science fiction novels of all time. It is an adventure story documenting the Time Traveller’s travel into the future by a machine constructed by him. Once there, he discovered that society, as he knows it, has fallen into ruins. All that is left are remnants of crumbling buildings and overgrown vegetation. He comes in contact with two species instead of modern humans. Much of the novel concerns the Time Traveller’s horrifying discovery of this divided world. It gradually becomes apparent that the novel is more than an adventure story; it is also a parable about the ultimate kind of society stratified by class, by those who have and those who do not. The book is a work of great imagination that can be read and appreciated by fans of both Science Fiction and Non-Science Fiction.

H G Wells

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 1607104962
Genre : Fiction
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No home library is complete without the classics! H. G. Wells is a keepsake collection of the author's greatest work to be read and treasured. He was the first to popularize the concept of time travel. He disturbed--and fascinated--us with a frightening doctor’s island. He wrote of an invisible man, of men on the moon, and of a war of the worlds. He has influenced countless other writers, artists, and even scientists. H. G. Wells is one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers who ever lived, and five of his classic tales are collected in this book for readers to treasure. H. G. Wells includes The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The Invisble Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. Readers new to this remarkable author will delight in these amazing stories, while fans of Wells will enjoy the insightful introduction by an expert on the author’s life and work. All will appreciate the leather cover, gilded edges, printed endpapers, ribbon bookmark, and other features on this unique gift book. No library is complete without the works of H. G. Wells, the father of science fiction!

H G Wells

Author : W. Warren Wagar
ISBN : 0819567256
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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