The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Endymion Press
ISBN: 9781531298036
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Fiction

THE DOOR IN THE WALL is the story of a promising public figure used up by his job and obsessed by a vision of an enchanted garden he had known as a child. It is a tale all of us know, the attempt to recover a period when our lives were simpler and complications lay far in the future.

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535000368
Release Date: 1911
Genre: Illustrated books

One confidential evening, not three months ago, Lionel Wallace told me this story of the Door in the Wall. And at the time I thought that so far as he was concerned it was a true story. He told it me with such a direct simplicity of conviction that I could not do otherwise than believe in him. But in the morning, in my own flat, I woke to a different atmosphere, and as I lay in bed and recalled the things he had told me, stripped of the glamour of his earnest slow voice, denuded of the focussed shaded table light, the shadowy atmosphere that wrapped about him and the pleasant bright things, the dessert and glasses and napery of the dinner we had shared, making them for the time a bright little world quite cut off from every-day realities, I saw it all as frankly incredible. "He was mystifying!" I said, and then: "How well he did it!. . . . . It isn't quite the thing I should have expected him, of all people, to do well." Afterwards, as I sat up in bed and sipped my morning tea, I found myself trying to account for the flavour of reality that perplexed me in his impossible reminiscences, by supposing they did in some way suggest, present, convey-I hardly know which word to use-experiences it was otherwise impossible to tell.

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Author: Herbert George
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1722018887
Release Date: 2018-06-28
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells THE DOOR IN THE WALL I One confidential evening, not three months ago, Lionel Wallace told me this story of the Door in the Wall. And at the time I thought that so far as he was concerned it was a true story. He told it me with such a direct simplicity of conviction that I could not do otherwise than believe in him. But in the morning, in my own flat, I woke to a different atmosphere, and as I lay in bed and recalled the things he had told me, stripped of the glamour of his earnest slow voice, denuded of the focussed shaded table light, the shadowy atmosphere that wrapped about him and the pleasant bright things, the dessert and glasses and napery of the dinner we had shared, making them for the time a bright little world quite cut off from every-day realities, I saw it all as frankly incredible. "He was mystifying!" I said, and then: "How well he did it!. . . . . It isn't quite the thing I should have expected him, of all people, to do well." Afterwards, as I sat up in bed and sipped my morning tea, I found myself trying to account for the flavour of reality that perplexed me in his impossible reminiscences, by supposing they did in some way suggest, present, convey-I hardly know which word to use-experiences it was otherwise impossible to tell. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Door in the Wall

Author: H G Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 1730942709
Release Date: 2018-11-07
Genre:

The Door in the Walland Other Stories by H. G. WellsTHE DOOR IN THE WALL is the story of a promising public figure used up by his job and obsessed by a vision of an enchanted garden he had known as a child. It is a tale all of us know, the attempt to recover a period when our lives were simpler and complications lay far in the future.

THE DOOR IN THE WALL

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: YouHui Culture Publishing Company
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

THE DOOR IN THE WALL I One confidential evening, not three months ago, Lionel Wallace told me this story of the Door in the Wall. And at the time I thought that so far as he was concerned it was a true story. He told it me with such a direct simplicity of conviction that I could not do otherwise than believe in him. But in the morning, in my own flat, I woke to a different atmosphere, and as I lay in bed and recalled the things he had told me, stripped of the glamour of his earnest slow voice, denuded of the focussed shaded table light, the shadowy atmosphere that wrapped about him and the pleasant bright things, the dessert and glasses and napery of the dinner we had shared, making them for the time a bright little world quite cut off from every-day realities, I saw it all as frankly incredible. "He was mystifying!" I said, and then: "How well he did it!. . . . . It isn't quite the thing I should have expected him, of all people, to do well." Afterwards, as I sat up in bed and sipped my morning tea, I found myself trying to account for the flavour of reality that perplexed me in his impossible reminiscences, by supposing they did in some way suggest, present, convey--I hardly know which word to use--experiences it was otherwise impossible to tell. Well, I don't resort to that explanation now. I have got over my intervening doubts. I believe now, as I believed at the moment of telling, that Wallace did to the very best of his ability strip the truth of his secret for me. But whether he himself saw, or only thought he saw, whether he himself was the possessor of an inestimable privilege, or the victim of a fantastic dream, I cannot pretend to guess. Even the facts of his death, which ended my doubts forever, throw no light on that. That much the reader must judge for himself. I forget now what chance comment or criticism of mine moved so reticent a man to confide in me. He was, I think, defending himself against an imputation of slackness and unreliability I had made in relation to a great public movement in which he had disappointed me. But he plunged suddenly. "I have" he said, "a preoccupation--" "I know," he went on, after a pause that he devoted to the study of his cigar ash, "I have been negligent. The fact is--it isn't a case of ghosts or apparitions--but--it's an odd thing to tell of, Redmond--I am haunted. I am haunted by something--that rather takes the light out of things, that fills me with longings . . . . ." He paused, checked by that English shyness that so often overcomes us when we would speak of moving or grave or beautiful things. "You were at Saint Athelstan's all through," he said, and for a moment that seemed to me quite irrelevant. "Well"--and he paused. Then very haltingly at first, but afterwards more easily, he began to tell of the thing that was hidden in his life, the haunting memory of a beauty and a happiness that filled his heart with insatiable longings that made all the interests and spectacle of worldly life seem dull and tedious and vain to him.

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories Scholar s Choice Edition

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 1298059011
Release Date: 2015-02-16
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H G Wells Collection the Door in the Wall and Other Stories and the First Men

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1717525369
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre:

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. H. G. Wells' 1901 science fiction novel The First Men in the Moon tells the story of a voyage to the moon by Mr. Bedford, a businessman plagued by financial problems, and Dr. Cavor, a brilliant and somewhat eccentric scientist. On arrival they discover that the moon is already inhabited by an advanced underground civilization of insect-like beings who they call "Selenites." This forward-looking novel, critical of the imperialism of Wells' time, looks at the clash of civilizations and suggests a reflection of how humanity might develop in the future.

The Red Room and the Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Author: H Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 1986588696
Release Date: 2018-03-17
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The Red Room: An unnamed protagonist chooses to spend the night in an allegedly haunted room in Lorraine Castle. He intends to disprove the legends surrounding it. Despite vague warnings from the three infirm custodians who reside in the castle, the narrator ascends to "the Red Room" to begin his night's vigil.Initially confident, the narrator becomes increasingly uneasy in the room. He attempts to conquer his fear by lighting candles, but keeping the candles lit in the draughty room becomes an ongoing battle. Each time a candle is snuffed out, the narrator's fear increases. He begins to imagine that the drafts are guided by a malevolent intelligence. As the narrator's fear reaches a crescendo, he stumbles onto a large piece of furniture (possibly the bed), and ricochets off the walls, in a blind panic; hitting his head and eventually falling unconscious. The caretakers, who find him in the morning, feel vindicated when the narrator agrees that the room is haunted. They are eager to hear a description of the phantom, but he surprises them by explaining that there is no ghost residing in the room. The room is haunted by fear itself.The Door in the Wall, considered by both readers and critics, to be Wells's finest tale, examines an issue to which Wells returned repeatedly in his writing: the contrast between aesthetics and science and the difficulty of choosing between them. This collection also includes The Star, A Dream of Armageddon, The Cone, A Moonlight Fable, The Diamond Maker, The Lord of the Dynamos, and The Country of the Blind.The work also includes: The Star, A Dream of Armageddon, The Cone, A Moonlight Fable, The Diamond Maker, The Lord of the Dynamos and The Country of the Blind.

Die Zeitmaschine

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 9783738098242
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: Fiction

London, 1895. Ein britischer Naturwissenschaftler führt im Kreis seiner Freunde eine Zeitmaschine im Miniaturformat vor. Als seine Ausführungen auf Unglauben stoßen und seine Demonstration als Taschenspielertrick abgetan wird, bricht er mit einer großen Version seiner Maschine selbst in die Zukunft auf. Zunächst scheint er in einem idyllischen Paradies gelandet zu sein, doch schließlich lernt er die finstere Schattenseite jener Welt kennen. Die Zeitmaschine gilt als eines der bahnbrechenden Werke der aufkeimenden Science Fiction Literatur im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert. Unzählige Adaptionen in andere Medien wie Film, Hörspiel und Comic folgten, darunter die vielfach gerühmte Verfilmung aus dem Jahr 1960 von George Pal. Zu den bekanntesten literarischen Fortführungen des Romans zählen Zeitschiffe von Stephen Baxter, The Space Machine von Christopher Priest, The Steam Man of the Prairie von Joe R. Lansdale und Die Landkarte der Zeit von Félix J. Palma.

The Door in the Wall and other stories

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786050451948
Release Date: 2016-06-05
Genre: Fiction

The conflict between science and imagination is the major theme of the story, which was enormously popular when it first appeared. Today Wells’s reputation rests almost entirely upon his science fiction novels, which include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898), all of which are acknowledged classics of the science fiction genre and continue to be widely read and adapted into other media. “The Door in the Wall” is considered by both readers and critics to be Wells’s finest short story. Includes; The Door in the Wall The Star A Dream of Armageddon The Cone A Moonlight Fable The Diamond Maker The Lord of the Dynamos The Country of the blind

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories Chinese edition

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788826031309
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Genre: Fiction

“墙上的门”检查了威尔斯在写作中反复重复的一个问题:美学和科学之间的对比,以及在他们之间选择的困难。主角,莱昂内尔·华莱士,拥有生动的想象力,但进入政治,在那里他被认为是非常理性。威尔斯本人既是一个训练有素的科学家,也是小说作家,这个主题在威尔斯的工作中以几种形式重现。这个故事暗示了一个埋葬的时间的怀旧和神秘的危险。这是一个关于政治家华莱士的故事,他在一个无聊的家里长大,在墙上发现一扇门通向一个迷人的花园。威尔斯的经常性主题科学与艺术是经验的理性和想象元素之间更广泛的对比的一部分。威尔斯经常被认为是在理性思考的科学训练和他的生动想象的礼物之间的智力战场上。华莱士无法弥合他的想象力和他理性,科学的一面之间的差距导致他的死亡。