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The Science Fiction Of H G Wells: Volume 1: v. 1 Paperback – 14 Mar 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix (14 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842126385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842126387
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.6 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,101,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Four complete novels in one book - Wells' great science fiction masterpieces: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds and The First Men in the Moon.

About the Author

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1866. He had a very varied career, with jobs ranging from draper's apprentice to teacher. His literary debut came with the 1895 publication of The Time Machine and his subsequent writings include romances, short stories, novels and political tracts.

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Abandon all preconceptions of HG Wells until you read this compilation of four of his greatest novels - The Time Machine, War Of The Worlds, The Island Of Doctor Moreau and First Men In The Moon. The writing style is surprisingly easy and you'll be hooked before you know it. This man invented sci-fi and so much more. Marvel at the genius behind Doctor Moreau, which is more relevant than ever today. These stories are over a hundred years old but come alive when you read them. Please buy this to appreciate how fantastic these stories are. Think to yourself which stories written today will still be read a hundred years from now? Enjoy.
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This collection of 4 stories by HG Wells is a fairly definitive collection. It includes some of the greatest sci-fi stories written. More importantly, they aren't full of all the techical jargon that blights many modern authors. Wells sees the science element as an opportunity to dissect the characters whom he presents us with. The stories are sometimes satirical (such as the commentary in Moreau) and sometimes a warning (the 'perfect' society in Time Machine). The best story here is arguably War of The Worlds, which is far more interesting than the film version. The style of writing may be fairly Dickensian, yet as studies of Victorian/Edwardian society, Wells is more accesible and more enjoyable, yet no less biting.
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I bought this from Amazon as a definitive H. G. Wells collection.
Wells' work is very easy to read, unlike some of Dickens', and you can see why Hugo Gernsback later ran them as serials in his early sci-fi magazines.
Together, the four stories in the book, The Time Machine, The War Of The Worlds, The Island Of Doctor Moreau and The First Men In The Moon, are the most influential work of science fiction ever written.
Don't forget the second collection of his tales, which includes The Invisible Man, The Shape of Things to Come and When the Sleeper Awakes.
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I had previously ordered this same book from another supplier and got messed around by them so I was very happy to find it here on amazon and this seller has restored my faith in online sales! Very quick, good price and I would definitely use this seller again.
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