The First Men in the Moon: [Special Illustrated Edition] [Free Audio Links] by H.G. WELLS

The First Men in the Moon: [Special Illustrated Edition] [Free Audio Links]

byH.G. WELLS

Kobo ebook | November 28, 2013

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The First Men in the Moon is a scientific romance published in 1901 by the English author H. G. Wells, who called it one of his "fantastic stories". The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protagonists, a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford, and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites".

[Criticism]

Soon after the publication of The First Men in the Moon, Wells was accused by the Irish writer Robert Cromie to have stolen from his novel A Plunge into Space (1890), which used an antigravity device similar to that in Chrysostom Trueman's The History of a Voyage to the Moon (1864). Both novels had certain elements in common, like a globular spaceship built in secret after inventing a way to overcome Earth's gravity. Wells simply replied: "I have never heard of Mr Cromie nor of the book he attempts to advertise by insinuations of plagiarism on my part."

Title:The First Men in the Moon: [Special Illustrated Edition] [Free Audio Links]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 28, 2013Publisher:Starbooks Classics PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990045101880

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