The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X002641175
Release Date: 1898
Genre: Science fiction

H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.

H G Wells

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520026799
Release Date: 1975-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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 Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 1514650142
Release Date: 2015-06-22
Genre:

The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicle.The Time Machine has since been adapted into two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It has also indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media.

The Time Machine

Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451658869
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Fiction

The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre. The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.

H G Wells

Author: W. Warren Wagar
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819567256
Release Date: 2004-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A look inside one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.

Marriage

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473348950
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: Fiction

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 artwork.

Kipps

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775456193
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Fans of Dickens' Great Expectations will love H.G. Wells' classic novel Kipps. This tale follows the life and rapid social ascension of a humble orphan and textile worker who discovers he is actually the heir to great wealth. Will Kipps be able to survive and thrive in the unfamiliar milieu of the ultra-affluent?

The Reign of Uya the Lion

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473345478
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Fiction

“The Reign of Uya the Lion” is a short story written by H. G. wells. This short but interesting tale will appeal to all lovers of the short story form and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells' fantastic work. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. "The Father of Science Fiction" was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

H G Wells

Author: Robert Crossley
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9780916732509
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: Reference

Robert Crossley provides a comprehensive examination of Wells's best-known SF and fantasy works-and their impact on later writers and thinkers. Complete with Chronology, Primary and Secondary Bibliographies, and Index.

H G Wells

Author: John Batchelor
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 052127804X
Release Date: 1985-03-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

H. G. Wells wrote almost a hundred books, yet he is generally remembered for only a handful of them. He is known above all as a writer who heralded the future, yet throughout his life he clung to fixed attitudes from the Victorian past. In this book John Batchelor offers a readable introduction to Wells's huge and varied output as a writer and thinker.

A Year of Prophesying

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473359963
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Literary Collections

This volume contains a collection of 55 newspaper columns written by H. G. Wells between 1923 and 1924. Following the immense success Wells' “The Outline of History”, people wanted to hear more of his commentary, especially on contemporary events. As such, Wells began writing popular columns for the Westminster Gazette, the New York Times, and the Daily Express. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Wells' writing and those with an interest in early-twentieth-century history. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre, thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Although never a winner, Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a total of four times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. First published in 1924.

H G Wells

Author: Vincent Brome
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 9781842320310
Release Date: 2001-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

‘Don’t interrupt me,’ said Wells, ‘can’t you see I’m dying?’ In this seminal biography, Vincent Brome recounts the rich fantastic cauldron of Wells’ life – from his politics and writing to his complex and torn emotional life, and his painful, lingering death. Here was a man ‘whose greatness lay in his ordinariness’, but who was never truly ordinary.

Scientific War

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473345126
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: History

“Scientific War” is an article written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1915. It explores the ideas of the scientific advancement of war and the ramifications this has had—in the case of the start of the First World War—on all aspects of warfare from injuries to strategy. A fascinating treatise, “Scientific War” is highly recommended for those with an interest in WWI and the work of H. G. Wells. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Shape of Things to Come

Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141921211
Release Date: 2005-05-26
Genre: Fiction

When Dr Philip Raven, an intellectual working for the League of Nations, dies in 1930 he leaves behind a powerful legacy - an unpublished 'dream book'. Inspired by visions he has experienced for many years, it appears to be a book written far into the future: a history of humanity from the date of his death up to 2105. The Shape of Things to Come provides this 'history of the future', an account that was in some ways remarkably prescient - predicting climatic disaster and sweeping cultural changes, including a Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, and political instabilities in the Middle East.

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1616411031
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Presents an adaptation of the story of a scientist who has discovers a way to make himself invisible and unleashes his frustrations by terrorizing a small town.