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Wells's genre-defining novel of time travel When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin…

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Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying an unusual cargo—a menagerie of savage animals. Nursed to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of…

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The first modern tale of alien invasion, H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential science fiction novels ever published. The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on…

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The Shape of Things to Come tells of an intellectual who dies and leaves behind a "dream book" inspired by visions that are remarkably prescient. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking…

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The early short stories of an essential 20th century literary personage Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds . But it was in his short stories, written when he…

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When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell…

The Invisible Man:

by H.g. Wells

|September 27, 2005

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Depicting one man's transformation and descent into brutality, H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man is a riveting exploration of science's power to corrupt With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses and his hands covered even indoors,…

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A fascinating and prescient account of a future dominated by capitalist greed and mechanical force A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly into a sleep-like trance, from which he does not awake for over two hundred years. During his centuries of…

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This book contains the complete novels: The War of the Worlds, The First Men on the Moon and When the Sleeper Wakes . Also included are a variety of short stories, including the noted The Country of the Blind, The Empire of the Ants, The Valley of Spiders, and…

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At twenty-one, the passionate and headstrong Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to rule her own life. When her autocratic father forbids her, via formal letter, from attending a fashionable art-school ball, and even further refuses to allow her advanced study of…

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Of the more than one hundred books that H. G. Wells published in his lifetime, this is one of the most ambitious. Spanning the origins of the Earth to the outcome of World War I, A Short History of the World is an engrossing account of the evolution of life and…

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by H.g. Wells

|December 27, 2005

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A hilarious tale of one man’s struggle for self improvement and a witty satire of pretension Orphaned at an early age, raised by his aunt and uncle, and apprenticed for seven years to a draper, Artie Kipps is stunned to discover upon reading a newspaper…