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release date: Apr 03, 1995
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The Time Machine (Dover Thrift Editions)
English novelist, historian and science writer Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) abandoned teaching and launched his literary career with a series of highly successful science-fiction novels. The Time Machine was the first of a number of these imaginative literary inventions. First published in 1895, the novel follows the adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveller who journeys into the future to find that humanity has evolved into two races: the peaceful Eloi — vegetarians who tire easily — and the carnivorous, predatory Morlocks.
After narrowly escaping from the Morlocks, the Time Traveller undertakes another journey even further into the future where he finds the earth growing bitterly cold as the heat and energy of the sun wane. Horrified, he returns to the present, but soon departs again on his final journey.
While the novel is underpinned with both Darwinian and Marxist theory and offers fascinating food for thought about the world of the future, it also succeeds as an exciting blend of adventure and pseudo-scientific romance. Sure to delight lovers of the fantastic and bizarre, The Time Machine is a book that belongs on the shelf of every science-fiction fan.
release date: May 06, 2017
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The War of the Worlds
H.G. Wells's classic tale of planetary conquest.
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release date: May 16, 2017
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The Time Machine
H.G. Wells, a pioneer in the science fiction genre, produced awesomely imaginative novels whose technologies seem impossibly sophisticated for a writer living in an era before automobiles and the widespread application of electricity. In his work The Time Machine, Wells Time Traveller, a gentleman inventor living in England, traverses first thousands of years and then millions into the future, before bringing back the knowledge of the grave degeneration of the human race and the planet. One wonders if Wells could truly see into the future, as over 100 years after its publication date his visions seem timelier than ever.
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release date: Feb 05, 1992
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The Invisible Man (Dover Thrift Editions)

First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by H. G. Wells (1866–1946) early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction.
Wells' years as a science student undoubtedly inspired a number of his early works, including this strikingly original novel. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the story focuses on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village.
Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.

release date: Jan 12, 1996
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (Dover Thrift Editions)

Considered one of the fathers of science fiction, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) brought enormous inventiveness and an underlying social vision and moral concern to his strange tales and bizarre imaginings. A student of Darwinian biology, he formed his romantic conceptions of the scientific world at an early age.
This novel, one of his first forays into the science fiction genre, concerns a mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist who, in his laboratory on a remote island, performs ghoulish experiments in an attempt to transform animals into men, with monstrous results. It is one of Wells' earliest and most sinister personifications of the scientific quest to control and manipulate the natural world, and, ultimately, human nature itself.
First published in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau has intrigued and horrified readers for generations. It will gain legions of new fans in this inexpensive Dover edition.

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release date: Jul 21, 2017
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The Invisible Man
This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.
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release date: Sep 18, 2015
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The Island of Doctor Moreau
H. G. Wells called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". "The Island of Doctor Moreau" is the account of a Mr. Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man who washed up on the mysterious island home of Doctor Moreau, a mercurial figure who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. Prendick, as an observer and a guest, goes through an induced madness and an existential crisis in his analysis of his host and the bizarre work he's done in this timeless science fiction classic.
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release date: Aug 22, 2017
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The Time Machine (AmazonClassics Edition)

A scientist and gentleman inventor in industrialized Victorian England claims to have irrefutable proof that time is not simply a concept—it’s a whole other dimension. When he reveals the prototype of a time-traveling machine to his peers, he’s met with skepticism at first . . . until he returns one week later, disheveled, bloody, and with a fantastic story to tell.

A cornerstone of speculative science fiction, The Time Machine launched the time-traveling genre, influenced generations of writers, and is recognized as a prescient vision of twenty-first-century fears—those of an impending environmental nightmare and the irreversible fate of a dying planet.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Time Machine, this edition of The Time Machine (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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release date: Sep 15, 2017
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H. G. Wells Non-Fiction TRIO v.1: Anticipations, The Open Conspiracy, The New World Order (Volume 1)
H. G. Wells, a prolific science fiction writer, also wrote many non-fiction works that may be found interesting and/or pertinent for our current times. Could world events be following a script? Volume 1 of this TRIO contains: Anticipations - First serialized in The North American Review, June 1901 with the subtitle : “An Experiment in Prophecy” The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution was published in 1928 by H. G. Wells, when he was 62 years old. It was revised and expanded in 1930 with the additional subtitle A Second Version of This Faith of a Modern Man Made More Explicit and Plain. In 1931 a further revised edition appeared titled What Are We to To Do With Our Lives? The final version appeared in 1933 under its original title. Many of its ideas are anticipated in Wells's 1926 novel The World of William Clissold. The book is, in Wells's words, a "scheme to thrust forward and establish a human control over the destinies of life and liberate it from its present dangers, uncertainties and miseries." It proposes that largely as the result of scientific progress, a common vision of a world "politically, socially and economically unified" is emerging among educated and influential people, and that this can be the basis of "a world revolution aiming at universal peace, welfare and happy activity" that can result in the establishment of a "world commonweal." This is to be achieved by "drawing together a proportion of all or nearly all the functional classes in contemporary communities in order to weave the beginnings of a world community out of their selection." This will ultimately "be a world religion." — Wikipedia THE OPEN CONSPIRACY - TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1> The Present Crisis in Human Affairs Chapter 2> The Idea of the Open Conspiracy Chapter 3> We Have to Clear and Clean Up Our Minds Chapter 4> The Revolution in Education Chapter 5> Religion in the New World Chapter 6> Modern Religion is Objective Chapter 7> What Mankind Has to Do Chapter 8> Broad Characteristics Of a Scientific World Commonweal Chapter 9> No Stable Utopia Is Now Conceivable Chapter 10> The open conspiracy is not to be thought of as a single organization; it is a conception of life out of which efforts, organizations, and new orientations will arise Chapter 11> Forces and Resistances in the Great Modern Communities Now Prevalent, Which Are Antagonistic to The Open Conspiracy. The war with Tradition Chapter 12> The Resistances of the Less Industrialized Peoples to the Drive of the Open Conspiracy Chapter 13> Resistances and Antagonistic Forces in our Conscious and Unconscious Selves Chapter 14> The Open Conspiracy Begins as a Movement of Discussion, Explanation, and Propaganda Chapter 15> Early Constructive Work of the Open Conspiracy Chapter 16> Existing and Developing Movements Which Are Contributory to the Open Conspiracy and Which Must Develop a Common Consciousness. The Parable of Provinder Island Chapter 17> The Creative Home, Social Group, and School. The Present Waste of Idealistic Will Chapter 18> Progressive Development of the Activities of the Open Conspiracy Into a World Control and Commonweal. The Hazards of the Attempt Chapter 19> Human Life in the Coming World Community The New World Order was published in 1940. Wells was 74 years old and wondered whether this New World Order was attainable, how it could be attained, and what sort of world a world at peace will have to be. This masterpiece of speculative theory will appeal to those with an interest in the future of humanity and our roles in society. In this Non-Fiction TRIO, H. G. Wells vision and forethought stand out as an important message for future events as well as current times.
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release date: Mar 17, 2015
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Canterbury Classics Box Set
The haunting stories of Edgar Allan Poe, classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, and futuristic adventures by H. G. Wells and Jules Verne are all included in these seven deluxe volumes of the most popular classic literature money can buy. Adults and children alike fill many an afternoon enjoying the social satire of Jane Austen, whimsical stories of Lewis Carroll, or solving mysteries with the mastermind Sherlock Holmes. Each book is beautifully finished in bonded leather with gilt edges—perfect to start your home library classic literature collection. The ribbon bookmark ensures you never lose your place!
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