H.G. Wells


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    Horror

    Aug-2015

    Don't you believe that classic horror should be given the same attentive treatment that mainstream literature gets from artists, critics, and publishers? Don't you believe that the world's best supernatural fiction, horror fiction, and weird tales de...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-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 a...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2015

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    Science Fiction

    Feb-2015

    Struggling with a financial crisis, Mr.Bedford moves to the country in hopes of diminishing his life costs and finding a peaceful lifestyle. His plan, however, is partially frustrated when he meets the brilliant and well-to-do Mr.Cavor who sends them...

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    Horror

    Nov-2014

    Don't you believe that classic horror should be given the same attentive treatment that mainstream literature gets from artists, critics, and publishers? Don't you believe that the world's best supernatural fiction, horror fiction, and weird tales de...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2014

    The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices in Folkestone and Dover an...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2014

    This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them....

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2014

    Twelve Stories and a Dream is a collection of stories written by H. G. Wells between 1897 and 1903. Among them are "The Magic Shop," "Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland," "Jimmy Goggles the God," and "Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation," "A Dream of Armageddon." is...

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2014

    The secular cooling that must someday overtake our planet has already gone far indeed with our neighbour. Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature barely approaches t...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2014

    " ...]verandah beyond, as our dining-room. The door to the right is the kitchen." The lady's attention was caught again by the bright long eventful pictures that had already pleased her. "They are copies of two of Carpaccio's St. George series in Ven...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    The protagonist of The History of Mr. Polly is an antihero inspired by H. G. Wells' early experiences in the drapery trade: Alfred Polly, born circa 1870, a timid and directionless young man living in Edwardian England, who despite his own bumbling a...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2014

    In the Days of the Comet, a novel by H. G. Wells originally published in 1906, describes how the "green vapours" released by a comet on its close encounter with our planet bring about a change to life on earth. Though one of Wells's lesser-known work...

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    Romantic Suspense

    Aug-2014

    The Invisible Man is a suspense novel by H. G. Wells, narrating the tale of "Griffin," a scientist who undergoes an irreversible procedure, the results of which eventually drive him insane. This is a classic science-fiction book with over 100 pages o...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure A Modern Utopia has been called "not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia." The novel is best known for its notion that a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai coul...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    " ...] He heard the door behind him open and for a moment pretended not to hear. Then he turned round. "I don't see what you can do for me," he said. "I'm sure I don't," said the doctor. "People come here and talk." There was something reassuringly i...

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    Action Adventure

    Aug-2014

    " ...]disposition; his little wife Jessica saw to the shop, and Heaven had planned him for a peaceful world. Unfortunately Heaven had not planned a peaceful world for him. He lived in a world of obstinate and incessant change, and in parts where its ...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    This books follows the tale of a young man living in late 19th century London who endeavours to escape the cruel drudgery of his job as a draper's assistant by embarking on a fantastical ten-day cycling holiday around England. His meanderings are int...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2014

    " ...] "All kinds of artists, Angels with wonderful imaginations, who invent men and cows and eagles and a thousand impossible creatures." "Impossible creatures " said the Vicar. "Impossible creatures," said the Angel. "Myths." "But I'm real " said t...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2014

    H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English author best known as a sci-fi writer, though he was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, and even writing t...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2014

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2014

    "He would not believe his ears about that. He could not look round, for the road just there had a sinuous curve. He whipped up his horse & glanced sideways again. & then he saw quite distinctly where a ray from his lamp leapt a low stretch of hedge, ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2014

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2014

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    Horror

    Jun-2014

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    Thriller

    Jun-2014

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2014

    "The Classic Science Fiction Novella"The Time MachineBy H. G. Wells1898Wells had considered the notion of time travel before, in a short story titled "The Chronic Argonauts" (1888). This work, published in his college newspaper, was the foundation fo...

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    General Fiction

    May-2014

    The present outlook of human affairs is one that admits of broad generalizations and that seems to require broad generalizations. We are in one of those phases of experience which become cardinal in history. A series of immense and tragic events have...

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    Science Fiction

    May-2014

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Mr. Hinchcliff looked up, hearing imperfectly. He had been lost in the rapt contemplation of the college cap tied by a string to his portmanteau handles-the outward and visible sign of his newly-gained pedagogic position-in the rapt appreciation of t...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    One saw Monson's Flying Machine from the windows of the trains passing either along the South-Western main line or along the line between Wimbledon and Worcester Park, -to be more exact, one saw the huge scaffoldings which limited the flight of the a...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    There was once a little man whose mother made him a beautiful suit of clothes. It was green and gold, and woven so that I cannot describe how delicate and fine it was, and there was a tie of orange fluffiness that tied up under his chin. And the butt...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    "Tea, dear," said Mrs. Winslow, opening the door with the glass window and the white blind that communicated with the parlour. "One minute," said Winslow, and began unlocking the desk. An irritable old gentleman, very hot and red about the face, and ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    It will lead into my subject most conveniently to contrast and separate two divergent types of mind, types which are to be distinguished chiefly by their attitude toward time, and more particularly by the relative importance they attach and the relat...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Recently I set myself to put down what I believe. I did this with no idea of making a book, but at the suggestion of a friend and to interest a number of friends with whom I was associated. We were all, we found, extremely uncertain in our outlook up...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    The Ethnologist looked at the bhimraj feather thoughtfully. "They seemed loth to part with it," he said. "It is sacred to the Chiefs," said the lieutenant; "just as yellow silk, you know, is sacred to the Chinese Emperor." The Ethnologist did not ans...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    " ...]unity which produced Christianity, was a persistent but unsuccessful attempt to get these two different ideas of God into one focus. It was an attempt to make the God of Nature accessible and the God of the Heart invincible, to bring the former...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    This book sets out as forcibly and exactly as possible the religious belief of the writer. That belief is not orthodox Christianity; it is not, indeed, Christianity at all; its core nevertheless is a profound belief in a personal and intimate God. Th...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    It is a moot point whether burglary is to be considered as a sport, a trade, or an art. For a trade, the technique is scarcely rigid enough, and its claims to be considered an art are vitiated by the mercenary element that qualifies its triumphs. On ...

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    Literary

    Mar-2014

    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 i...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    The lieutenant made no answer, but resumed his pine splinter. The object of their conversation was a huge ball of steel, having an exterior diameter of perhaps nine feet. It looked like the shot for some Titanic piece of artillery. It was elaborately...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Aubrey Vair lived in a little red villa with a lawn at the back and a view of the Downs behind Reigate. He lived upon discreet investment eked out by literary work. His wife was handsome, sweet, and gentle, and-such is the tender humility of good mar...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Mar-2014

    "Cavendish Academy," the school that had won the limited choice of Kipps' vanished mother, was established in a battered private house in the part of Hastings remotest from the sea; it was called an Academy for Young Gentlemen, and many of the young ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    "My uncle," said the man with the glass eye, "was what you might call a hemi-semi-demi millionaire. He was worth about a hundred and twenty thousand. Quite. And he left me all his money." I glanced at the shiny sleeve of his coat, and my eye travelle...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    There was once a little man whose mother made him a beautiful suit of clothes. It was green and gold and woven so that I cannot describe how delicate and fine it was, and there was a tie of orange fluffiness that tied up under his chin. And the butto...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    "You can't be TOO careful WHO you marry," said Mr. Brisher, and pulled thoughtfully with a fat-wristed hand at the lank moustache that hides his want of chin. "That's why-" I ventured. "Yes," said Mr. Brisher, with a solemn light in his bleary, blue-...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    It was in a swampy village on the lagoon river behind the Turner Peninsula that Pollock's first encounter with the Porroh man occurred. The women of that country are famous for their good looks-they are Gallinas with a dash of European blood that dat...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    I was-you shall hear immediately why I am not now-Egbert Craddock Cummins. The name remains. I am still (Heaven help me ) Dramatic Critic to the Fiery Cross. What I shall be in a little while I do not know. I write in great trouble and confusion of m...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Mr. Bessel was the senior partner in the firm of Bessel, Hart, and Brown, of St. Paul's Churchyard, and for many years he was well known among those interested in psychical research as a liberal-minded and conscientious investigator. He was an unmarr...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Clearly ahead of his time, H. G. Wells gave his great gifts to the world with his classic works, including this story. "A Story of the Days to Come," takes the reader on a journey of the future. Enjoy Well's amazing imagination as you discover what t...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    Clearly ahead of his time, H. G. Wells gave his great gifts to the world with his classic science fiction works, including this short story. "A Story of the Stone Age," takes the reader on an adventure of the past. Enjoy Well's amazing imagination as...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

    After his legs were set, they carried Bailey into the study and put him on a couch before the open window. There he lay, a live-even a feverish man down to the loins, and below that a double-barrelled mummy swathed in white wrappings. He tried to rea...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2014

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2013

    'A Modern Utopia' was first published in 1905, and tells the tale of H G Wells and a botanist friend holidaying in the Swiss Alps. By chance they enter a portal that transports them to a planet beyond Sirius that is geographically identical to earth ...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2013

    A group of men, including the narrator, is listening to the Time Traveller discuss his theory that time is the fourth dimension. The Time Traveller produces a miniature time machine and makes it disappear into thin air. The next week, the guests retu...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2013

    Since I came to this place I have been very restless, wasting my energies in the futile beginning of ill-conceived books. One does not settle down very readily at two and forty to a new way of living, and I have found myself with the teeming interest...

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-2013

    A new movie-style potential blockbuster science fiction adventure classic Weird creatures, hideous shapes, mind-bending monsters from the depths of time, with organs and abilities never seen before are uncovered by archeologists from rock, which has...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2012

    Clearly ahead of his time, H. G. Wells gave his great gifts to the world with his classic science fiction works, including this short story. "A Dream of Armageddon" takes the reader on a frightening experience. Enjoy Well's amazing imagination as you...

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    Science Fiction

    May-2012

    A new spectacular potential blockbuster sci-fi/horror adventure classic, and sequel to The Alien Artifact Scientists, military, archeologists, and explorers uncover a fifteen-mile alien artifact, from beyond reality, after it has been buried away fo...

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-2012

    A new 21st century movie-style sci-fi adventure classic An entity/transcendent in an alien artifact from beyond space and time crashes into the Earth, and explorers uncover the ancient alien artifact after it has been buried away for millions of yea...

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-2011

    A new 21st century sci-fi adventure classic, with two novelettes about the discoveries of alien artifacts, and explorers being accidentally taken beyond the boundaries of space and time, with them being marooned and racing to escape. The 1st is of th...

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    Horror

    Sep-2011

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    Mystery

    Aug-2011

    For centuries a secret chamber is buried away at Grovnor Castle, with something unearthly inside, waiting to be revived - haunting the place, and opening gateways - going beyond the universe. Unexplainable legends of the place are told through genera...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2011

    This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic work...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2010

    A new mind-bending sci-fi/adventure thriller, with two novelettes of ancient alien artifacts that explorers uncover, and of them taking them beyond space and time, with them marooned and racing to escape. Scientists uncover a pulsating alien sphere o...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2010

    A twenty-first century mind-bending sci-fi adventure classic, with two novelettes on the discovery of alien artifacts, which lead to voyages beyond the boundaries of space and time, with the explorers marooned and racing to escape. An entity/life for...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2010

    Treasure is buried away for centuries in a secret chamber. The only clues to its whereabouts are an ancient riddle: where the last dwell, the markings on a tomb, and legends of treasure, of ancient curses, and of hauntings by witches passed down thro...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2010

    A potential blockbuster action adventure thriller of an ultimate 21st century global terrorist situation, with global terrorists acquiring a mass of atomic weapons The assault and execution of an atomic explosion at a South Pacific military base, th...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2010

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2010

    The first and greatest modern portrayal of time travel When a Victorian scientist propels himself thousands of years into the future, he finds peace and beauty -- and the Eloi, a gentle elfin species descended from man who fear the Morlocks, a si...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-2009

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for science fiction novels such as The Time Machine (1888), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The War of the Worlds (1897), The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) and The Firs...

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-2008

    Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer most famous today for the science fiction novels he published between 1895 and 1901: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invi...

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2008

    H.G. Wells: Complete Short Story Collection is a anthology of works by the father of the science fiction genre. This selection includes 49 classic short stories from the father of the Science Fiction genre author H.G. Wells. Selections included in th...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2008

    This volume contains H. G. Wells s 1932 novel, "The Bulpington of Blup." It is an analysis of the psychological origins of opposition to Wellsian ideology, and was heavily influenced by the author s relationship with Carl Jung and his seminal ideas. ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2008

    "Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island" 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. Howe...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2008

    This volume contains H. G. Wells's 1928 work, "The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution." 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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2008

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and...

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    General Fiction

    May-2008

    This vintage book comprises H. G. Wells 1925 novel, "Christina Alberta s Father." The story is set in London and begins as an ostensibly light-hearted novel that concentrates on the flaws of the class system. However, Wells soon begins analysing asyl...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-2008

    It is proposed in this book to present in as orderly an arrangement as the necessarily diffused nature of the subject admits, certain speculations about the trend of present forces, speculations which, taken all together, will build up an imperfect a...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2007

    The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices in Folkestone and Dover an...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2007

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine (1888), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The War of the Worlds (1897), The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) and The Firs...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2007

    More and more frequently does one hear this phrase, The League of Nations, used to express the outline idea of the new world that will come out of the war. There can be no doubt that the phrase has taken hold of the imaginations of great multitudes o...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2007

    An evening of dinner and light conversation turned into a discussion of math and science. Soon, our host was showing us his latest contraption a machine to travel in time. He promised to return the following week with a story of his adventures. Will ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2007

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for such novels as "The Time Machine," "The War of the Worlds," "The Invisible Man," and "The Island of Doctor Moreau." He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and pr...

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    General Fiction

    May-2007

    Things to Come is the 1936 release of London Films, produced from the 1935 film story by H G Wells. This book includes more than 100 illustrations, most of them publicity stills that are all the more relevant because Wells, for a script writer, had u...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2007

    "In the Fourth Year" 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 ...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2006

    This volume contains the two last works by HG Wells. Nearing the end of his life, increasingly distressed over the war, Wells deals with death and apocalypse, mortality and religion, and with human insufficiency. "Mind at the End of its Tether" One ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2005

    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 o...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2004

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2004

    1922. English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian, famous for his works of science fiction, Wells's best-known books are The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War Of The Worlds. The Secret Places of the Heart begins: The maid was a...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2004

    In truth the mastery of flying was the work of thousands of men-this man a suggestion and that an experiment, until at last only one vigorous intellectual effort was needed to finish the work. But the inexorable injustice of the popular mind has deci...

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    General Fiction

    May-2003

    The Action Classics: War of the Worlds book, by authors H.G. Wells and Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed., is based on the original science-fiction classic novel by H.G. Wells. The book includes both the complete text of the original novel by H.G. Wells,...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2002

    Stephen Wilbeck leads a carefree life. Flitting between Paris and London, New York and Torquèstol, he has plenty of time to enjoy the finer things of life, and to observe the people that pass him by. His only tie is to the lovely Dolores - a woman t...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2002

    Rowland Palace was a success story – an outstanding scholar, he had gained renown for his worthy opinions even before he came down from Cambridge. It was only a matter of time before his first book was published, and then on to bigger and better th...

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    Literary

    Mar-2002

    Man Who Could Work Miracles is a film, ostensibly a comedy, that H.G. Wells (1866-1946) scripted late in life for London Film Productions. The present volume is a literary text of the scenario and dialogue published in advance of the movie's release ...

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-2001

    "From nearly two hundred centres, and every week added to their number, roared the unquenchable crimson conflagrations of the atomic bombs. The flimsy fabric of the world's credit had vanished, industry was completed disorganised, and every city, eve...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2000

    " ...]supposed by many astronomers that the sun and its planets were once such a spiral, and that their matter has undergone concentration into its present form. Through majestic aeons that concentration went on until in that vast remoteness of the p...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1961

    H.G.Wells wrote both fiction and non-fiction. He worked in many genres including novels, history, and social commentaries. Wells was a leading socialist. Mr. Polly is an unassuming young man who works in a drapery shop and loves to read about knights...

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    Science Fiction

    1899

    When the Sleeper Wakes - By H. G. Wells. The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his ba...

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    Science Fiction

    1898

    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1897

    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 tha...

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    Science Fiction

    1897

    Who is this mysterious stranger? Why is he wrapped in bandages from head to toe? Ever since he arrived in town, strange and terrible things have been happening. Is he responsible? No one knows the horrible truth -- the man is invisible! ...

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    General Fiction

    Ann Veronica describes the rebellion of Ann Veronica Stanley, "a young lady of nearly two-and-twenty," against her middle-class father's stern patriarchal rule. The novel dramatizes the contemporary problem of the New Woman. It is set in Victorian er...

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    General Fiction

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine (1888), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The War of the Worlds (1897), The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) and The Firs...

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    General Fiction

    Bealby is the story of the escapade of a thirteen-year-old boy when he rebels against his placement as a steward's-room boy in the great house of an estate named Shonts and flees-not, however, before thoroughly upsetting a weekend party where the nou...

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    General Fiction

    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 bul...

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    General Fiction

    The Country of the Blind is a short story by H. G. Wells. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other g...

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    General Fiction

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine (1888), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The War of the Worlds (1897), The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) and The Firs...

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    Fantasy

    Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. An elderly woman stiffens in dread at her own shadow; a terrified farmer murders a scarecrow; food prepared by others is eyed with suspicion; family pets are bludgeoned to death...

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    Science Fiction

    There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of "C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities," was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously va...

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    General Fiction

    The Discovery of the Future is a philosophical lecture by H. G. Wells that argues for the knowability of the future. It was originally delivered to the Royal Institution on January 24, 1902. Before appearing in book form. Wells begins by distinguishi...

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    General Fiction

    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...

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    General Fiction

    A Dream of Armageddon is a short story by H. G. Wells. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genr...

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    General Fiction

    When Captain Gerilleau received instructions to take his new gunboat, the Benjamin Constant, to Badama on the Batemo arm of the Guaramadema and there assist the inhabitants against a plague of ants, he suspected the authorities of mockery. His promot...

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    General Fiction

    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...

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    Science Fiction

    The First Men in the Moon is a scientific romance which author H. G. Wells called one of his "fantastic stories." It tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford, and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Be...

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    Literary

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine (1888), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The War of the Worlds (1897), The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) and The Firs...

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    Science Fiction

    What happens when science tampers with nature? A riveting, cautionary tale with disastrous results reveals the chilling answer.Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the ma...

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    General Fiction

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