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|June 28, 2005

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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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|May 4, 2005

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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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|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…
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|July 31, 2007

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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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|April 25, 2006

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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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|June 26, 2007

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A cornerstone of early science fiction and a haunting image of world war Following the development of massive airships, naïve Londoner Bert Smallways becomes accidentally involved in a German plot to invade America by air and reduce New York to rubble. But…
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|June 28, 2005

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One of the greatest of all satires of the power of advertising and the modern press Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is…
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|April 25, 2006

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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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|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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|May 31, 2005

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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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|April 25, 2006

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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking…
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|December 27, 2005

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Well's brilliant social novel, ranked #39 on The Guardian 's list of 100 Best Novels 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…