Other books byH. G. Wells
The Invisible Man
When a stranger arrives in the small English town of Iping, the owners of a local inn bless their good fortune at having a customer in the off-seasoneven if he appears to be a bit odd. With his head covered in bandages and his hands constantly gloved, the inn’s mistress assumes this stranger has some kind of terrible disfigurement. The truth, however, is even more shocking. The Invisible Man is one of H.G. Wells’ best-known stories, and the image of the bandaged man in hat and coat has become iconic. The Invisible Man has been adapted for film, television, stage, and radio numerous times and the character of the Invisible Man has served as inspiration for television shows, movies and comic books. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau was an instant sensation that went on to inspire a series of movies. It was meant as a commentary on Darwin's recently published theory of evolution, which had riveted the world of science and therefore, of science fiction. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still amazed by Wells's haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.Shipwrecked on a Pacific island, gentleman naturalist Edward Prendick finds Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for performing cruel vivisection experiments. Here Moreau has found the freedom to continue his work, and Prendick soon becomes involved. Dr. Moreau's project is to humanize animals by torturous surgical transplant, creating hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the cruelly-enforced order on Moreau's island dissolves, the true consequences of his meddling emerge.
The World Set Free
" 'It has begun,' he writes in the diary in which these things are recorded. 'It is not for me to reach out to consequences I cannot foresee. I am a part, not a whole; I am a little instrument in the armoury of Change. If I were to burn all these papers, before a score of years had passed, some other man would be doing this. . . ' "H.G. Wells classic "The World Set Free", written in 1913 and originally published in 1914, predicting the atomic bomb. A true literary gem.
The Secret Places of the Heart
According to Wikipedia.com, H. G. Wells was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than sixty years, and his early science fiction novels earned him the title (along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of The Father of Science Fiction. The Secret Places of The Heart is a novel about an Man traveling the English countryside with a psychiatrist in an effort to work out his marital problems.