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

    The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old British flag and a document declaring t...

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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

    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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    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

    H. G. Wells was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than sixty years, and his early science fiction novels earned him the title (along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of "The Father of Science Ficti...

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2014

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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

    "Hole " said Mr. Polly, and then for a change, and with greatly increased emphasis: "'Ole " He paused, and then broke out with one of his private and peculiar idioms. "Oh Beastly Silly Wheeze of a Hole " He was sitting on a stile between two threadb...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2014

    A comet speeds toward earth, a deadly, glowing orb that soon fills the sky and promises doom. But mankind is too consumed with greed and violence to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust and vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneat...

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    Romantic Suspense

    Aug-2014

    H.G. Wells' classic The Invisible Man is an artful combination of a psychological thriller and science fiction novel. A young scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility feels initial joy at his newfound freedoms and abilities, but quickly tur...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    This book is in all probability the last of a series of writings, of which-disregarding certain earlier disconnected essays-my Anticipations was the beginning. Originally I intended Anticipations to be my sole digression from my art or trade (or what...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

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    Action Adventure

    Aug-2014

    Wells envisions a world in which China and Japan form an alliance of Eastern Asia; Germany is aggressive and thrusting; and the United States is a country torn apart "in violent conflict between Federal and State governments upon the question of univ...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    Although H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction stories he wrote in many genres including history, and social commentaries. The Wheels of Chance was written when the bicycle was beginning to become very popular (1890 -1905) and saw bicycle...

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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

    THE WORLD SET FREE was written in 1913 and published early in 1914, and it is the latest of a series of three fantasias of possibility, stories which all turn on the possible developments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. T...

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2014

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    Science Fiction

    Jul-2014

    Mr. Bensington, a research chemist and Professor Redwood, who after studying reaction times takes an interest in "Growth." Bensington starts to search for such a substance and after a year of research and experiment, he finds a way to make what he ca...

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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

    A Victorian scientist travels far into the future, and finds that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. He meets the Eloi, a species descended from man, but realizes that these beautiful people are just remnants of a once-gre...

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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

    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

    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

    Until he was nearly arrived at adolescence it did not become clear to Kipps how it was that he was under the care of an aunt and uncle instead of having a father and mother like other boys. Yet he had vague memories of a somewhere else that was not N...

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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

    This story is of a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history, a time when one might have walked dryshod from France (as we call it now) to England, and when a broad and sluggish Thames flowed through its marshes to meet its fathe...

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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

    The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The ...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2013

    The New Machiavelli is a 1911 novel by H. G. Wells that was serialized in The English Review in 1910. Because its plot notoriously derived from Wells's affair with Amber Reeves and satirized Beatrice and Sidney Webb, it was "the literary scandal of i...

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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

    The Wonderful Visit is novel by H. G. Wells with an angel who spends a a week in southern England. He is at first mistaken for a bird because of his dazzling polychromatic plumage, for he is "neither the Angel of religious feeling nor the Angel of po...

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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

    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. Anticipations is a comprehensive study of the future developments in the history of predictive w...

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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

    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

    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

    The maid was a young woman of great natural calmness; she was accustomed to let in visitors who had this air of being annoyed and finding one umbrella too numerous for them. It mattered nothing to her that the gentleman was asking for Dr. Martineau a...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2004

    Twelve Stories and a Dream contains thirteen stories written by H. G. Wells many of which are fantasy. Included are: Filmer, The Magic Shop, The Valley of Spiders, The Truth about Pyecraft, Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland, The Inexperienced Ghost, Jimm...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2004

    " ...] The treasure of Jane's heart appeared to me to be what respectable people call a very deserving young man. "William, ma'am," said Jane one day suddenly, with ill-concealed complacency, as she counted out the beer bottles, "William, ma'am, is a...

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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

    This book contains H. G. Wells s 1922 non-fiction historic work, "A Short History of the World." It constitutes a comprehensive summary of contemporary scientific knowledge concerning the history of life on Earth - that starts with its origins and go...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1961

    The History of Mr. Polly is an H. G. Wells comic novel inspired by H.G. Wells' early experiences in the drapery trade. Alfred Pollyis is a timid and directionless young man who, despite his own bumbling, achieves a contented serenity. Mr. Polly's mos...

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    Science Fiction

    1899

    When the Sleeper Wakes is the story of a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. A fanatic social...

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    Science Fiction

    1898

    H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent ...

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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

    H. G. Wells' Ann Veronica, first published in 1909, looks at political and feminist issues of the time. It's heroine goes from being a naive young girl into becoming a picture of the New Woman. The novel caused a stir when it was released because of ...

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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 was a small boy, the stepson of the gardener at Shonts, who is elevated to the position of steward's assistant. But Bealby declines to be a "blooming servant" and runs away, toppling over in the process the Lord chancellor of England, who appe...

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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 And Other Stories COMPLETE EDITION H. G. Wells "The Country of the Blind" is a short story written by H. G. Wells. It was first published in the April 1904 issue of The Strand Magazine and included in a 1911 collection of Wel...

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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

    From "The Crystal Egg" 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 w...

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    General Fiction

    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

    H. G. Wells's short story "The Door in the Wall" was first published in 1911 as part of a collection titled "The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories." The conflict between science and imagination is the major theme of the story, which was enormously ...

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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

    The Empire of the Ants 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 gen...

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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 novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race of moon-folk the two call "Selenites." Th...

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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

    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

    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

    H. G. Wells is well-known for his science fiction stories, from War of the Worlds to The Invisible Man, but he also wrote supernatural tales and strange fantasies. The stories run from the horrific to the humorous, including ghosts, curses, miracles,...

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    Science Fiction

    At first, the comet was just a tiny speck in the sky -- people scarcely noticed it among the countless other specks. But swiftly, without a sound, the comet grew inevitably brighter ... brighter than the brightest star. As people continued their live...

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    A shipwreck in the South Seas takes us to a palm-tree paradise where a mad sciencist -- the depraved Dr. Moreau -- conducts vile experiments, unspeakable animal experiments with hideous, humanlike results. Edward Prendick, an Englishman whose misfort...

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    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), known by his pen name H. G. Wells, was an English author, best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist; his later works becoming increasingly political and didact...

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    Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul is an H. G. Wells social novel generally regarded as a masterpiece, and was the author's own favorite work. Kipps is Arthur is raised by his aged aunt and attending the Cavendish. Where he befriends Sid Pornick, the ...

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    Mr Kipps was a simple man. An assistant in Shalford's drapery establishment, his was a straightforward, uncomplicated life. But to this, he added layer upon layer of pretence until he had become an entirely new creation - and one that could rightly r...

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    Little Wars is a short story by H. G. Wells. H.G. Miniature wargaming got its start with the publication in 1913 of this thoroughly entertaining little account of how H.G. Wells, with certain of his friends, took their childhood toys and turned play ...

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    In his youth Mr Lewisham thought little of love and much of greatness. But that was before he accompanied the boys to church one Sunday and found that the Frobishers' pew was occupied by an unknown lady....

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    It is doubtful whether the gift was innate. For my own part, I think it came to him suddenly. Indeed, until he was thirty he was a sceptic, and did not believe in miraculous powers. And here, since it is the most convenient place, I must mention that...

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    " ...]egotism, upon the pursuit of his self-interest and his personal virtue and his personal fancies, and it ignores the fact, the familiar rediscovery which the nineteenth century has achieved, that he is after all only the transitory custodian of ...

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    When it came to holy matrimony, writer H.G. Wells had a rather interesting personal history. He married his first cousin, soon left her for one of his students, and then had multiple affairs (and children) with important female thinkers and writers o...

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    "Men Like Gods" is a 1922 novel written by H. G. Wells. It features a utopian parallel universe. The hero of the novel, Mr. Barnstaple, is a depressive journalist in the newspaper "The Liberal." At the beginning of the story, Mr. Barnstaple, as well...

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    The Utopia of a modern dreamer must needs differ in one fundamental aspect from the Nowheres and Utopias men planned before Darwin quickened the thought of the world. Those were all perfect and static States, a balance of happiness won for ever again...

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    A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing. Mr Britling lives in the quintessentially English town of Matching s Easy in Essex. He is a great th...

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    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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    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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    " ...]42.5 per cent, were "passably clean, for boys," and only "12 per cent. clean above the average." Eleven per cent. verminous; think what it means Think what the homes must be like from which these poor little wretches come Better, perhaps, tha...

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    The Passionate Friends is written as if addressed to Stephen Stratton's eldest son, who is presently on the verge of adolescence. Stephen is the only child of a rector who loses his faith due to Darwinism. The Passionate Friends is notable as the fir...

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    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scannin...

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    William Porphyry Benham, the protagonist of H. G. Wells' thought-provoking allegory The Research Magnificent, has dedicated his entire life to one sole purpose: embodying the life of an aristocrat. For him, this doesn't mean lolling about in a state ...

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    The Sea Lady is a novel involving a mermaid who comes ashore in Edwardian England. Based on past knowledge gleaned from literature cast into the sea, and with the help of newly made human friends, she attempts to become part of well-mannered society....

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    The Sea Lady is a novel written by H. G. Wells. It was serialized from July to December 1901 in Pearson's Magazine before being published in book form in 1902. The story involves a mermaid who comes ashore in Edwardian England. Based on past knowledg...

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    This uncle of mine, you must understand, having attained-by the purest accident-some trifles of distinction and a certain affluence in South Africa, came over at the earliest opportunity to London to be photographed and lionised. He took to fame easi...

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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 Engli...

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    The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about Graham who sleeps for over two hundred years, waking to a transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. When Graham awakes he se...

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    "What is really the matter here-the matter with you that is-is a disorganization of your tests of reality..... E]very living being lives in a state not differing essentially from a state of hallucination concerning the things about it. Truth, essent...

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    In his 1898 War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells imagined aliens from Mars descending to Earth with violent intentions. In Star Begotten, first published in 1937, the suspicion arises that the Martians may have returned this time using cosmic rays to alter...

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    The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents is a collection of fifteen fantasy and science fiction stories by H. G. Wells. It was Wells's first book of short stories. Included are: The Stolen Bacillus, The Flowering of the Strange Orchid, In the Avu Obse...

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    Tales of Space and Time is a fantasy and science fiction collection of three short stories and two novellas written by the English author Herbert George Wells. The Crystal Egg," "The Star," "A Story of the Stone Age," "A Story of the Days to Come" & ...

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    The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and later adapted into two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It indirectly inspired many m...

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    Most people in this world seem to live "in character"; they have a beginning, a middle and an end, and the three are congruous one with another and true to the rules of their type. You can speak of them as being of this sort of people or that. They a...

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    The Creator determines and conceals the aim of the game, and it is never clear whether the purpose of the adversary is to defeat or to assist him in his unfathomable project. Apparently, the adversary cannot win, but also he cannot lose so long as he...

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    The Valley of Spiders 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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    The mountain warfare of Italy is extraordinarily unlike that upon any other front. From the Isonzo to the Swiss frontier we are dealing with high mountains, cut by deep valleys between which there is usually no practicable lateral communication. Each...

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    This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless 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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    A classic novel of bicycles, gallantry, and irrepressible romance.One of H. G. Wells's earliest novels, written before his great successes with The Time Machine and The War of the World, "The Wheels of Chance" is a whimsical romance between a Walter ...

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    The World Set Free is an H. G. Wells novel considered to foretell nuclear weapons. The World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow of the Great War. Every intelligent person in the world felt that disaster was impending and knew no way of a...

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    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. "The Star," set in the late 1800s, takes the reader on a frightening adventure of the apocalyptic nature. Enj...

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