H. G. Wells Collection - the Country of the Blind, and Other Stories and the Sleep

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Author: H. G. Wells

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ISBN: 9781717524973

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories brings together thirty-three of H. G. Wells' science fiction and fantasy short stories which were previously published separately in a variety of periodicals. The title refers to one of Wells' most popular short stories, included in this book. In the dystopian vision of H. G. Wells' novel The Sleeper Awakes (1910), a man awakes to a London where all he knew has radically changed after his sleep of two hundred and three years. Due to the wonders of compound interest, he is now this later world's richest man. As a committed socialist and futurist, he now sees his dreams realized and revealed to him in all their abhorrent and frightful glory.

The Country of the Blind

H. G. Wells Collections

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Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: 谷月社

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The enterprise of Messrs. T. Nelson & Sons and the friendly accommodation of Messrs. Macmillan render possible this collection in one cover of all the short stories by me that I care for any one to read again. Except for the two series of linked incidents that make up the bulk of the book called Tales of Space and Time, no short story of mine of the slightest merit is excluded from this volume. Many of very questionable merit find a place; it is an inclusive and not an exclusive gathering. And the task of selection and revision brings home to me with something of the effect of discovery that I was once an industrious writer of short stories, and that I am no longer anything of the kind. I have not written one now for quite a long time, and in the past five or six years I have made scarcely one a year. The bulk of the fifty or sixty tales from which this present three-and-thirty have been chosen dates from the last century. This edition is more definitive than I supposed when first I arranged for it. In the presence of so conclusive an ebb and cessation an almost obituary manner seems justifiable. I find it a little difficult to disentangle the causes that have restricted the flow of these inventions. It has happened, I remark, to others as well as to myself, and in spite of the kindliest encouragement to continue from editors and readers. There was a time when life bubbled with short stories; they were always coming to the surface of my mind, and it is no deliberate change of will that has thus restricted my production. It is rather, I think, a diversion of attention to more sustained and more exacting forms. It was my friend Mr. C.L. Hind who set that spring going. He urged me to write short stories for the Pall Mall Budget, and persuaded me by his simple and buoyant conviction that I could do what he desired. There existed at the time only the little sketch, "The Jilting of Jane," included in this volume—at least, that is the only tolerable fragment of fiction I find surviving from my pre-Lewis-Hind period. But I set myself, so encouraged, to the experiment of inventing moving and interesting things that could be given vividly in the little space of eight or ten such pages as this, and for a time I found it a very entertaining pursuit indeed. Mr. Hind's indicating finger had shown me an amusing possibility of the mind. I found that, taking almost anything as a starting-point and letting my thoughts play about it, there would presently come out of the darkness, in a manner quite inexplicable, some absurd or vivid little incident more or less relevant to that initial nucleus. Little men in canoes upon sunlit oceans would come floating out of nothingness, incubating the eggs of prehistoric monsters unawares; violent conflicts would break out amidst the flower-beds of suburban gardens; I would discover I was peering into remote and mysterious worlds ruled by an order logical indeed but other than our common sanity....

The Collected Works of H. G. Wells

Over 120+ Science Fiction Classics, Dystopian Novels & Time Travel Tales; Including Scientific, Political and Historical Writings (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, Modern Utopia…)

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Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026877233

Category: Fiction

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An ultimate collection of novels, short stories and essays, by the visionary author, the "father of science fiction” - H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free A Modern Utopia When the Sleeper Wakes Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop Tono-bungay Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7 The Thumbmark The Treasure in the Forest The Wild Asses of the Devil Through a Window Under the Knife Walcote Wayde's Essence Essays and Articles: A Short History of the World Floor Games Little Wars New Worlds for Old Russia in the Shadows The Misery of Boots The Outline of History Zoological Retrogression What Is Coming ...

Delphi Collected Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated)

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Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 190890903X

Category: Fiction

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Widely regarded as the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells was also a prolific author of history, politics and social commentary, whose works from an early date were renowned for their outspoken socialist views. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Wells’ works possible in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and tales, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 32 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the short stories – including rare tales available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Special criticism essay, evaluating Wells’ contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major update) Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1922 works cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE TIME MACHINE THE WONDERFUL VISIT THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU THE WHEELS OF CHANCE THE INVISIBLE MAN THE WAR OF THE WORLDS WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON THE SEA LADY THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH KIPPS A MODERN UTOPIA IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET THE WAR IN THE AIR TONO-BUNGAY ANN VERONICA THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY THE SLEEPER AWAKES THE NEW MACHIAVELLI MARRIAGE THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN THE WORLD SET FREE BEALBY: A HOLIDAY BOON THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH THE SOUL OF A BISHOP JOAN AND PETER: THE STORY OF AN EDUCATION THE UNDYING FIRE THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART The Short Story Collections THE EARLY SHORT STORIES SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS TALES OF SPACE AND TIME TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY CERTAIN PERSONAL MATTERS ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE PREFACE TO ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’ MANKIND IN THE MAKING THE FUTURE IN AMERICA THIS MISERY OF BOOTS NEW WORLDS FOR OLD FIRST AND LAST THINGS FLOOR GAMES LITTLE WARS THE WAR THAT WILL END WAR AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD WHAT IS COMING? THE ELEMENTS OF RECONSTRUCTION INTRODUCTION TO ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’ INTRODUCTION TO ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’ GOD THE INVISIBLE KING WAR AND THE FUTURE IN THE FOURTH YEAR THE IDEA OF A LEAGUE OF NATIONS THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY RUSSIA IN THE SHADOWS THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD WASHINGTON AND THE HOPE OF PEACE The Criticism H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford

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