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A Most Handsomely Bound Tome.
on 2 January 2011
Five of Mr Wells science fiction "romances" together in a visually attractive tome, with many a little drawing to highlight the chapter headings, and an occasional full page drawing to make the pages even more visually interesting.
That was a nice little touch I wasn't expecting.
The stories are:-
The Time Machine. (1895) The time traveller travels into the distant future, and encounters the two races man has become.
The Island of Doctor Moreau. (1896) A gentleman discovers a island inhabited by creatures from a nightmare.
The War of the Worlds. (1898) A cylinder crashes on Horsell common, people gather around it, then the cylinder begins to unscrew! what on Earth can be inside?
The First Men in the Moon. (1901) Mr Bedford and Dr Cavor travel to the moon and encounter the Selenites, but the Selenites are not too impressed by some of man's achievement's.
The Invisible Man. (1897) Inventor Griffin discovers too late, that not all scientific inventions are beneficial to mankind.
Great stories that will support many re-readings and still remain fresh, these are stories that really did, change the world.
This year all his short stories are getting the same treatment in a similar bound book, of which I couldn't help but pre-order.
Stories from the father of Science-Fiction.