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Selected Stories of H G Wells

Author : H. G. Wells
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Ursula K. Le Guin’s selection of twenty-six stories showcases H. G. Wells’s genius and reintroduces readers to his singular talent for making the unbelievable seem utterly plausible. He envisioned a sky filled with airplanes before Orville Wright ever left the ground. He described the spectacle of space travel decades before men set foot on the moon. H. G. Wells was a visionary, a man of science with an enduring literary touch, and his originality and inventiveness are fully on display in this essential collection. “Wells imagined both dark and bright futures because his creed allowed both while promising neither, and because the eighty years of his life were years of immense intellectual and technological accomplishment and appalling violence and destruction.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, from the introduction “Everything one imagines in the way of genius and fun.”—Rebecca West Including these stories: “A Slip Under the Microscope” “The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes” “The Plattner Story” “Under the Knife” “The Crystal Egg” “The New Accelerator” “The Stolen Body” “The Argonauts of the Air” “In the Abyss” “The Star” “The Land Ironclads” “A Dream of Armageddon” “The Lord of the Dynamos” “The Valley of Spiders” “The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham” “The Man Who Could Work Miracles” “The Magic Shop” “Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland” “The Door in the Wall” “The Presence by the Fire” “A Vision of Judgment” “The Story of the Last Trump” “The Wild Asses of the Devil” “Answer to Prayer” “The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper” “The Country of the Blind”

The Complete Short Stories of H G Wells

Author : Herbert George Wells
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The stolen bacillus -- The flowering of the strange orchid -- In the Avu observatory -- The triumphs of a taxidermist -- A deal in ostriches -- Through a window -- The temptation of Harringay -- The flying man -- The diamond maker -- Aepyornis island -- The remarkable case of Davidson's eyes -- The Lord of the Dynamos -- The Hammerpond Park burglary -- The moth -- The treasure in the forest -- The Plattner story -- The argonauts of the air -- The story of the late Mr Elvesham -- In the abyss -- The apple -- Under the knife -- The sea raiders -- Pollock and the Porroh man -- The red room -- The cone --The purple pileus -- The jilting of Jane -- In the modern vein : an unsympathetic love story -- A catastrophe -- The lost inheritance -- The sad story of a dramatic critic -- A slip under the microscope -- The crystal egg -- The star -- A story of the Stone Age -- A story of the days to come -- The man who could work miracles -- Filmer -- The magic shop -- The valley of spiders -- The truth about Pyecraft -- Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland -- The inexperienced ghost -- Jimmy Goggles the god -- The new accelerator -- Mr Ledbetter's vacation -- The stolen body -- Mr Brisher's treasure -- Miss Winchelsea's heart -- A dream of Armageddon -- The door in the wall -- The empire of the ants -- A vision of judgment -- The land ironclads -- The beautiful suit -- The pearl of love -- The country of the blind -- The reconciliation -- My first aeroplane -- Little mother up the Morderberg -- The story of the last trump -- The grisly folk -- A tale of the twentieth century -- Walcote -- The devotee of art -- The man with a nose -- A perfect gentleman on wheels -- Wayde's essence -- A misunderstood artist -- Le mari terrible -- The Rajah's treasure -- The presence by the fire -- Mr Marshall's doppelganger -- The thing in no. 7 -- The thumbmark -- A family elopement -- Our little neighbour -- How Gabriel became Thompson -- How Pingwill was routed -- The loyalty of Esau Common -- The wild asses of the devil -- Answer to prayer -- The queer story of Brownlow's newspaper -- The country of the blind (revised version).

Selected Short Stories

Author : Herbert George Wells
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The Country of the Blind and other Selected Stories

Author : H.G. Wells
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Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. But it was in his short stories, written when he was a young man embarking on a literary career, that he first explored the enormous potential of the scientific discoveries of the day. He described his stories as "a miscellany of inventions," yet his enthusiasm for science was tempered by an awareness of its horrifying destructive powers and the threat it could pose to the human race. A consummate storyteller, he made fantastic creatures and machines entirely believable; and, by placing ordinary men and women in extraordinary situations, he explored, with humor, what it means to be alive in a century of rapid scientific progress.

Selected Short Stories

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Selected Short Stories

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Selected English Short Stories

Author : H. G. Wells
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The title collects fourteen short stories written by famous English writers, including David Herbert Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, George Robert Gissing and Thomas Hardy among them, they are highly worth reading.

7 best short stories Orientalism

Author : August Nemo
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In art history, literature and cultural studies, Orientalism is the imitation or depiction of aspects in the Eastern world. These depictions are usually done by writers, designers, and artists from the West. In particular, Orientalist painting, depicting more specifically "the Middle East". Check out the stories with this theme selected by the critic August Nemo: - The Rajah's Treasure by H. G. Wells - The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling - Tajima by Miss Mitford - A Chinese Girl Graduate by R. K. Douglas - The Revenge Of Her Race by Mary Beaumont - King Billy Of Ballarat by Morley Roberts - Thy Heart's Desire by Netta Syrett For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!

Delphi Complete Works of H G Wells

Author : H. G. Wells
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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. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Wells’ complete fictional works, 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 51 novels, with individual contents tables * Many 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 * Features Wells’ autobiography - discover Wells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major 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 MEN LIKE GODS THE DREAM CHRISTINA ALBERTA’S FATHER THE WORLD OF WILLIAM CLISSOLD MEANWHILE MR. BLETTSWORTHY ON RAMPOLE ISLAND THE AUTOCRACY OF MR. PARHAM THE BULPINGTON OF BLUP THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME THE CROQUET PLAYER BRYNHILD STAR BEGOTTEN THE CAMFORD VISITATION APROPOS OF DOLORES THE BROTHERS THE HOLY TERROR BABES IN THE DARKLING WOOD ALL ABOARD FOR ARARAT YOU CAN’T BE TOO CAREFUL 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 STORY OF A GREAT SCHOOLMASTER A YEAR OF PROPHESYING MR. BELLOC OBJECTS TO “THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY” THE OPEN CONSPIRACY WORLD BRAIN THE FATE OF HOMO SAPIENS THE NEW WORLD ORDER THE COMMON SENSE OF WAR AND PEACE CRUX ANSATA MARXISM VS. LIBERALISM The Criticism H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford The Autobiography EXPERIMENT IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Early Short Stories by H G Wells Delphi Classics Illustrated

Author : H. G. Wells
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Early Short Stories’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of H. G. Wells’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Wells includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Early Short Stories’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Wells’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Short History of the World

Author : H. G. Wells
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A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. It summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life and begins with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation.

7 best short stories by H G Wells

Author : H. G. Wells
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The 7 best short stories collection presents a special selection of works by noteworthy writers. This edition features the English writer H. G. Wells. Wells was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called a "father of science fiction". This book contains the following writings: The Time Machine. A Dream Of Armageddon. The Crystal Egg. The Man Who Could Work Miracles. The Flowering of the Strange Orchid. The Sea Riders. The Apple. If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!

H G Wells

Author : Herbert George Wells
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Includes the first serialized version of The Time Machine, short stories from Wells' student days at South Kensington, and essays from the 1890's that speculate on the future

The Country of the Blind

Author : H. G. Wells
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Entertaining tales from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title tale, "The Star," "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and others.

Big Book of Best Short Stories

Author : Abraham Merritt
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This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. The theme of this edition is: Science Fiction. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: Abraham Merritt: - The Pool Of The Stone God - The Last Poet And The Robots - The Fox Woman - The People Of The Pit - The Drone - Through The Dragon Glass - Three Lines Of Old FrenchEdgar Rice Burroughs: - Tarzan's First Love - A Jungle Joke - Tarzan Rescues the Moon - John Carter and the Giant Of Mars - The Ancient Dead - Beyond Thirty - Skeleton Men of JupiterHerbert George Wells: - The Time Machine - A Dream Of Armageddon - The Crystal Egg - The Man Who Could Work Miracles - The Flowering of the Strange Orchid - The Sea Riders - The AppleStanley G. Weinbaum: - A Martian Odyssey - The Adaptative Ultimate - Parasite Planet - Pygmalion's Spectacles - The Mad Moon - Redemption Cairn - The Lotus EatersFitz-James O'Brien: - The Diamond Lens. - The Lost Room. - What Was it? A Mystery. - My Wife's Tempter. - The Golden Ingot. - The Child Who Loved a Grave. - Thw Wondersmith.

Selected Works of H G Wells

Author : H. G. Wells
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Three captivating novels from a pioneer in the genre of science fiction: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War in the Air. The stories of H. G. Wells have engrossed readers for more than a century by incorporating fantastic, otherworldly elements into the lives of ordinary people. Selected Works of H. G. Wells includes three of the author’s most notable works: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War in the Air. As one of the earliest masters of science fiction, Wells was well known for blending futuristic plots with relevant social commentary, endearing him to readers across many generations.

Short Stories from the Nineteenth Century

Author : David Stuart Davies
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A collection of classic featuring tales by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, RL Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Anthony Trollope and many others.

Bernard Shaw and H G Wells

Author : Bernard Shaw
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This volumes comprises the personal correspondence of Shaw and Wells through the course of their friendship of more than forty years, and includes and introductory essay by J. Percy Smith.

The Door in the Wall

Author : H. G. Wells
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Widely recognized as one of the key figures in the development of the science fiction and fantasy genres, H.G. Wells was a prolific writer who produced hundreds of short and long works in these styles. The tales collected in The Door in the Wall and Other Stories span Wells' early career and offer a satisfying cross-section of his work.

A Slip Under the Microscope

Author : H. G. Wells
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'I will go in, out of this dust and heat, out of this dry glitter of vanity, out of these toilsome futilities. I will go and never return.' Three disturbing, mysterious and moving stories from Wells, science-fiction pioneer. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. H. G. Wells (1866-1946). Wells's works available in Penguin Classics are Ann Veronica, The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories, The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Kipps, Love and Mr Lewisham, A Modern Utopia, The New Machiavelli, The Shape of Things to Come, A Short History of the World, The Sleeper Awakes, The Time Machine, Tono-Bungay, The War in the Air and The War of the Worlds.