H. G Wells
H.G. Wells' 1897 science fiction novella The Invisible Man tells the story of a scientist named Griffin who theory is this: if the refractive index of a person's body is adjusted to exactly that of air, then his body will not absorb or reflect light and he will become invisible. Griffin subjects himself to a procedure to do this, becoming an invisible man. But he cannot manage to reverse it and become visible once more, resulting in his...
What if an angel fell to earth—and nobody liked him? That's the fascinating premise at the heart of this engrossing fantasy tale from science fiction master H. G. Wells. Penned around the same time Wells captured the world's imagination with novels like The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit is a satisfying diversion for readers ready to let their imaginations run wild.
Something of a departure from Wells' best-known works of science fiction, this domestic drama follows the wartime experiences of a famous writer and his family as they struggle to survive—physically and mentally—through World War I. Although the Britlings are far from the battlefront, they are still forced to make sacrifices of their own. This gratifying page-turner will please fans of historical fiction.
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents was H. G. Wells' first collection of short stories, published in 1895. These fantasy and science fiction tales were all written between 1893 and 1895 and published in various periodicals.
Though Wells is best remembered as a trailblazer in the genre of science fiction, he worked masterfully in many genres, and often combined elements of several styles within the space of a single tale. The short story collection The Plattner Story and Others is packed with an eclectic array of wildly engaging tales, demonstrating the full breadth of Wells' talent and skill.
Dig into a hearty dose of classic science fiction from the pen of one of the foremost figures in the genre, H.G. Wells. This wide-ranging collection brings together a treasure trove of Wells' trademark tales, all of which are packed with fascinating ideas and plenty of action.
Science fiction master H. G. Wells was never one to shy away from complex or controversial topics, and in this classic novel, he takes on Christianity. Though The Soul of a Bishop takes place on Earth and is wholly free of invading alien hordes or other fantastical creatures, it does deal with supernatural and mystical topics, delving into the how and why of religious belief.
H. G. Wells was a key figure in early science fiction, but he also explored other genres over the course of his long and varied literary career. Often, he used fiction as a vehicle to illustrate his progressive political views. In The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman, Wells takes a hard look at gender inequality in the early twentieth century and the havoc it wreaked in marital relationships.
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 comical Wheels of Chance was written in 1896 at the height of the golden age of the bicycle, when practical and affordable bicycles led to profound social shifts in England. Suddenly people of modest means could travel greater distances for work or even for pleasure, without the limitations of rail schedules, weakening England's rigid class structure and strengthening the movement towards the liberation of women. In the novel, the poorly-paid...
Though today best remembered as a science fiction writer, H. G. Wells was a keen observer of social and geopolitical trends who mined his era's headlines as fodder for his creative work. The writer was deeply shaken by the destruction and death wrought by World War I, and in this volume of passionate essays and observations, Wells lays out his suggestions for avoiding global conflict in the future.
Science fiction innovator H. G. Wells held many progressive political and social views, and many of his novels and short stories served as vehicles through which he sought to disseminate his opinions. In The Passionate Friends, which many critics and fans alike regard as one of Wells' best non-science fiction novels, a father passes on some of the wisdom he's gained over the course of his life to his son, much of which has to do with his...