H. g. Wells

  • Classics Illustrated Comic Books:The Time Machine. This tale by H. G. Wells, published in 1895, is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written. After inventing a machine that can move through time, the Traveler leaves Victorian London and goes far into the future. The world he discovers seems calm and serene, but as the Traveler looks below the surface he realizes that things are not exactly as they appear.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • Classics Illustrated Comic Books: The Invisible Man . One of the most gripping of H.G. Wells' science-fiction sagas written in 1897, this is the story of a brilliant young scientist who hastily experiments upon himself, becoming invisible and mad. He is imprisoned in a nightmare of his own making. From its opening in a small village inn, the narrative moves inexorably towards a climax of terror as the whole of England unites to hunt down and destroy the invisible stranger.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • The War of the Worlds is a timeless science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. Taking place in London, it covers the fears, escape plans and struggles for the reunion of families amidst an alien invasion from Mars. An inspiration to artists of every sort from radio to literature to film.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility.From its beginnings in the 1940's to today, Classics Illustrated continues to encourage a love of reading and adventure in youthful minds through beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • Mr Hoopdriver is an expert in his field - a perfect gentleman with more than a little flair behind the drapers' counter. Yet Mr Hoopdriver is growing tired of measuring out yards of gingham and selling endless reels of threads. He yearns for new discoveries, new adventures and above all, a change of scenery. Determined to leave the humdrum behind him, he mounts his bicycle and embarks on a journey across England. Liberation, excitement and friendship with a pretty young girl await him - but what will happen when the real world catches up with him?First published in 1896, during the bicycle's golden age, The Wheels of Chance is a delightful comic novel, capturing a period of momentous social change.
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  • Mr Bensington and Professor Redwood were amongst that new breed of men - or 'scientists' as they had become known. They discover Herakleophorbia IV, a chemical foodstuff that accelerates growth, and, after a series of experiments, the countryside is overrun with giant chickens, rats, wasps and worms. Havoc ensues, but Benson and Redwood are undeterred and begin to use 'the food of the gods' on humans. Soon, children are growing up to 40 feet high. But where will the experiments end?

    H. G. Wells was responsible for an entirely new genre of writing. It was his bold, daring and hugely innovative books that first introduced readers to the concept of time travel, invisibility, genetic experimentation and interstellar invasion - ideas that have gone on to inspire future generations and given rise to the entire science fiction industry

  • Revenge was all Leadford could think of as he set out to find the unfaithful Nettie and her adulterous lover. But this was all to change when a new comet entered the earth's orbit and totally reversed the natural order of things. The Great Change had occurred and any previous emotions, thoughts, ambitions, hopes and fears had all been removed. Free love, pacifism and equality were now the name of the game. But how will Leadford fare in this most utopian of societies ...?H. G. Wells was responsible for an entirely new genre of writing. It was his bold, daring and hugely innovative books that first introduced readers to the concept of time travel, invisibility, genetic experimentation and interstellar invasion - ideas that have gone on to inspire future generations and given rise to the entire science fiction industry.

  • Este ebook presenta "La guerra de los mundos (texto completo, con índice activo)" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.

    La guerra de los mundos es una novela de ciencia ficción escrita por H. G. Wells, publicada por primera vez en 1898. La acción del libro se desarrolla en Inglaterra a principios del siglo veinte, cuando la humanidad es sorprendida por la llegada de varios cilindros procedentes del planeta Marte. En su interior transportan habitantes de ese mundo dispuestos a tomar por la fuerza el nuestro. Armados con tecnología superior, los marcianos empiezan a aniquilar a todos los seres humanos que se les cruzan por el camino. El nivel tecnológico de los marcianos supera por mucho al de la humanidad en esa época, y somos testigos mas de una masacre por parte de los invasores de que de una guerra propiamente dicha.

    Herbert George Wells, más conocido como H. G. Wells (21 de septiembre de 1866 en Bromley, Kent - 13 de agosto de 1946 en Londres), fue un escritor, novelista, historiador y filósofo británico. Es famoso por sus novelas de ciencia ficción y es considerado junto a Julio Verne uno de los precursores de este género. Por sus escritos relacionados con ciencia, en 1970 se decidió en su honor llamarle H. G. Wells a un astroblema lunar ubicado en el lado oscuro de la Luna.

  • Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de H. G. Wells. Exploitant toutes les ressources du merveilleux scientifique, H. G. Wells s'est imposé, avec Jules Verne, comme le grand pionnier de la science-fiction et de l'anticipation, annonçant dans de nombreux volumes la radio, les avions, les voyages interplanétaires ou encore la bombe atomique. Son célèbre "L'Homme invisible", chef-d'oeuvre de la littérature fantastique, exploite le mythe et le fantasme récurrent de l'invisibilité de l'être humain. Un savant, ruiné après une quinzaine d'années passée en vaines recherches, découvre enfin la formule pour devenir invisible. L'expérimentant sur lui-même, notamment pour fuir ses créanciers, il ne peut plus revenir à sa forme humaine visible et abuse bientôt de son pouvoir, profitant de son invisibilité pour épier les gens, les voler, commettre un meurtre et même terroriser une petite ville. Au-delà du fascinant récit de divertissement, "L'Homme invisible" est aussi et avant tout un grand livre de réflexion sur l'éthique scientifique et le danger, hélas trop humain, du sentiment de toute-puissance.

  • Néerlandais De droom

    H. G. Wells

    In De Droom van H.G. Wells is er sprake van een raamvertelling: er wordt een verhaal in een verhaal verteld. De roman begint ergens rond het jaar 4000, en we volgen de bioloog Sarnac die op vakantie is met zijn geliefde. Als Sarnac een dutje gaat doen heeft hij een hele vreemde, uitgebreide droom. Deze droom vormt de rest van het verhaal, en volgt het volledige leven van Harry Mortimer Smith, een Engelsman die leefde aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw.

    Door een verhaal uit zijn eigen tijd te laten vertellen door iemand uit de verre toekomst kan Wells kritiek leveren op de aspecten van de maatschappij waarvan hij denkt dat er in de toekomst anders over wordt gedacht. Zo gaat Smith weg bij zijn vrouw omdat ze is vreemdgegaan, en vertrekt hij naar het front van de Eerste Wereldoorlog om te gaan vechten in een zinloze oorlog.

  • From "Tales of Space and Time".From its beginnings in 1956 to today, the Joint European Series (JES) of Classics Illustrated has provided youthful minds with beautifully-illustrated comic book adaptations of the world's most beloved stories by the world's greatest authors. These books encourage a love of reading and adventure.A collection of Classics Illustrated books is an inviting start to any young person's library.

  • In Van ruimte en tijd zijn drie korte verhalen en twee novelles van sciencefictionschrijver H.G. Wells bijeengebracht. In deze teksten, geschreven tussen 1897 en 1899, komen allerlei buitenaardse en futuristische onderwerpen aan de orde, zoals een winkeleigenaar die een ei vindt waarmee hij op Mars kan kijken, of een liefdesverhaal uit het Londen van de 22e eeuw.

    De verhalen verschenen oorspronkelijk als serie in verschillende tijdschriften, en werden in deze bundel voor het eerst als geheel uitgebracht.

  • The fantasy and science-fiction stories in this early collection by H. G. Wells deal in extraordinary sarcasm, vividness, and attention to detail. The fantastic go hand in hand with the humorous, the scientific is both dangerous and wondrous, while the protagonists meddle with bacteria, ostriches, or large bat-like creatures. An interesting and thought-provoking anthology, "The Stolen Bacillus and Other Stories" is a multifarious collection that can appeal to all tastes!

  • "Tales of Space and Time" is a collection of three short stories and two novellas that can easily be classified as a mixture of science fiction and fantasy. The author's vivid mind takes you to the very end of the universe and at the same time - to the very beginning of time. This constant oscillation between past, present, and future cements Wells' belief, often seasoned with some humour and satire, that human kind is much the same across different eras. The last story, for example, "The Man Who Could Work Miracles" shows how man's sloppiness can easily ruin even miracles.

  • The novel revolves around a man from the future whose brief afternoon nap is vividly tinged with the dream he has of a man from the past. Utopian in its entirety, the book touches upon various topics like ridiculing Victorian morals and beliefs, expressing optimism towards the future, and unquestioning trust in progress as the most important feature there is. "The Dream" reads as a dream that goes both ways - towards the future and the past alike, painting a satirical picture of mankind's absurdity and naïve optimism.

  • Anglais War of the Worlds

    H. G. Wells

    This classic, early 19th century science fiction masterpiece serves as both a wonderful period presentation of the time as well as a cautionary tale. Called by many a "chilling novel account of a Martian invasion of London in the nineteenth century - a science fiction classic for all time." It was made famous by Orson Welles Mercury Theatre mid 20th Century adaptation that literally had thousands of people running for their lives at the time in the Northeast U.S.

  • B. J. Harrison breathes new life into the fantastical world of "The Door in the Wall". Wallace is a good student living in London's West Kensington neighborhood with his family. At age five, he finds a mysterious door in the wall. When he enters, he discovers a magical garden where he meets unfamiliar creatures and new experiences. After this discovery, normal life seems far too ordinary, and as he finds the door again throughout his life Wallace finds himself torn between the two different worlds. H. G. Wells' short fantasy story from the early 20th century was turned into a BAFTA-nominated short film in 1957.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called "the Shakespeare of science fiction", his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is "War of the Worlds" (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

  • B. J. Harrison reads a classic science fiction novel from the late 19th century. In "The Island of Doctor Moreau", a man is rescued from death after a shipwreck, only to face something possibly even more frightening. The island he now faces is inhabited by a mad scientist, who is creating a whole new breed of human-like hybrids. What's more, his methods are far from pleasant. This science fiction classic is one of H. G. Wells' best-known novels and has been turned into numerous films, including The Island of Doctor Moreau, the 1996 version starring Marlon Brando as the mad scientist.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called "the Shakespeare of science fiction", his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is "War of the Worlds" (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

  • Winter Wedderburn is an amateur collector of orchids, spending his days peacefully with his housekeeper. One day he invites more adventure into his life and buys an unknown species of orchids brought from the Andaman Islands. Little does he know that purchasing this unusual plant will bring him more adventure than he could ever have dreamt of. "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" is a short horror story by H.G. Wells from the late 19th century, providing the reader with a most unusual enemy. It was turned into an episode for the 1980s television series Spine Chillers and is now read out loud by B.J. Harrison.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called "the Shakespeare of science fiction", his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is "War of the Worlds" (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

  • Martians have wanted to invade Earth for some time in order to secure their own survival. They make their way to the new planet, but what they don't realize is that Earth may not be all that suitable for outsiders. H. G. Wells' science fiction novel "The War of the Worlds" dates back to the late 19th century and is one of the first literary works to depict a battle between aliens and humankind. "The War of the Worlds" has even inspired the works of scientists in the field of space travel. Well's story was turned into the 2005 War of the Worlds movie, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. Hear the story as read by B. J. Harrison.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called "the Shakespeare of science fiction", his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is "War of the Worlds" (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

  • A father and his son visit a magic shop. This is not just any magic shop, but the "genuine" one, as the shop owner points out to the father. The father is not impressed but the boy is mesmerized by what he sees and hears. Yet when one trick turns out to be too real and the father is gripped by something he will not easily forget.
    H. G. Wells' short story "The Magic Shop" from the early 20th century has been turned into a short fantasy fil, The Magic Shop (1982), and an alternative version as a 1964 episode, also called The Magic Shop, on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Now you can listen to the story transformed as an audiobook, narrated by B.J. Harrison.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called "the Shakespeare of science fiction", his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is "War of the Worlds" (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

  • Italien La guerra su tre fronti

    H. G. Wells

    Un altro dei libri di Wells sulla propaganda di guerra, "La Guerra su Tre Fronti" esplora il pacifismo superficiale dell'autore che spesso maschera la sua fede nella guerra come la via migliore verso il futuro. Ricca di fotografie, tavole e altri materiali e documenti bellici, la raccolta di saggi di Wells elogia ancora una volta il socialismo dell'autore e la sua fede nell'aspetto progressista della tecnologia e della scienza. Questo lavoro non fittizio condivide idee simili con "What is Coming?" per quel che riguarda il commento di Wells sulle conseguenze della guerra. Una bella lettura per i fan di Wells e per i teorici del dopoguerra.



    H. G. Wells era uno scrittore inglese, che viene ricordato soprattutto per le sue opere di fantascienza. Spesso descritto come futurista, l'influenza di H. G. Wells non può essere trascurata per le sue opere in cui includeva molte innovazioni tecnologiche come i viaggi nello spazio, la bomba atomica e Internet. Quattro volte candidato al premio Nobel per la letteratura, nelle sue opere Wells ha esplorato una vasta gamma di temi, occupando uno dei ruoli centrali nella storia della letteratura britannica. Tra le sue opere migliori ci sono il romanzo sui viaggi nel tempo "La macchina del tempo", il romanzo d'avventura fantascientifica "L'isola del dottor Moreau", il romanzo "La guerra dei mondi" e più di settanta racconti.

  • Italien Anticipazioni : profezie

    H. G. Wells

    L'opera dal lungo titolo di H. G. Wells, spesso abbreviata in "Anticipazioni", riflette l'infatuazione dell'autore per lo sviluppo industriale all'inizio del XX secolo. Il libro è diventato rapidamente un bestseller, e appartiene a quelle opere di fantasia di Wells che si caratterizzano come "previsioni del futuro", trattando temi come la religione, la guerra, i governi, e la pace universale. Organizzato in nove capitoli, il libro presenta la visione del mondo, che non è altro che un prodotto liberale e spesso ingenuo dei tempi, dell'autore in un modo ordinato, anche se a volte orribile.



    H. G. Wells era uno scrittore inglese, che viene ricordato soprattutto per le sue opere di fantascienza. Spesso descritto come futurista, l'influenza di H. G. Wells non può essere trascurata per le sue opere in cui includeva molte innovazioni tecnologiche come i viaggi nello spazio, la bomba atomica e Internet. Quattro volte candidato al premio Nobel per la letteratura, nelle sue opere Wells ha esplorato una vasta gamma di temi, occupando uno dei ruoli centrali nella storia della letteratura britannica. Tra le sue opere migliori ci sono il romanzo sui viaggi nel tempo "La macchina del tempo", il romanzo d'avventura fantascientifica "L'isola del dottor Moreau", il romanzo "La guerra dei mondi" e più di settanta racconti.

  • Italien Nei giorni della cometa

    H. G. Wells

    "Nei giorni della cometa" è un romanzo di fantascienza di H. G. Wells che ripercorre gli effetti del passaggio di una cometa sull'umanità. In superficie, è una storia di come l'impatto della cometa cambi tutto - i suoi gas innescano una profonda e miracolosa trasformazione dell'umanità. Sotto la superficie, invece, è un racconto di ingiustizia sociale, odio, macchinazioni nefaste e follia. Wells esplora le conseguenze della cometa in termini di relazioni umane, di romanticismo e di stabilire l'utopia a lungo desiderata sulla Terra. Una lettura commovente, avvincente e assolutamente divertente, che i fan della fantascienza gradiranno sicuramente.



    H. G. Wells (1866-1946) era uno scrittore inglese, ricordato soprattutto per le sue opere di fantascienza. Spesso descritto come futurista, l'influenza di H. G. Wells non può essere trascurata per le sue opere che prevedevano molte innovazioni tecnologiche come i viaggi nello spazio, la bomba atomica e Internet. Quattro volte candidato al premio Nobel per la letteratura, Wells ha esplorato una vasta gamma di temi nelle sue opere, occupando uno dei posti centrali del canone della letteratura britannica. Tra le sue opere migliori ci sono il romanzo sui viaggi nel tempo "La macchina del tempo", il romanzo d'avventura fantascientifica "L'isola del dottor Moreau", il romanzo "La guerra dei mondi" e più di settanta racconti.

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