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Selected Stories Of H.G. Wells : Modern Library Classics (Paperback) - H.G. Wells

Selected Stories Of H.G. Wells

Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 1st July 2004
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Ursula K. Le Guin’s selection of twenty-six stories showcases H. G. Wells’s genius and reintroduces readers to his singular talent for making the unbelievable seem utterly plausible.
 
He envisioned a sky filled with airplanes before Orville Wright ever left the ground. He described the spectacle of space travel decades before men set foot on the moon. H. G. Wells was a visionary, a man of science with an enduring literary touch, and his originality and inventiveness are fully on display in this essential collection.
 
“Wells imagined both dark and bright futures because his creed allowed both while promising neither, and because the eighty years of his life were years of immense intellectual and technological accomplishment and appalling violence and destruction.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, from the introduction
 
“Everything one imagines in the way of genius and fun.”—Rebecca West

Including these stories:

“A Slip Under the Microscope”
“The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes”
“The Plattner Story”
“Under the Knife”
“The Crystal Egg”
“The New Accelerator”
“The Stolen Body”
“The Argonauts of the Air”
“In the Abyss”
“The Star”
“The Land Ironclads”
“A Dream of Armageddon”
“The Lord of the Dynamos”
“The Valley of Spiders”
“The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham”
“The Man Who Could Work Miracles”
“The Magic Shop”
“Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland”
“The Door in the Wall”
“The Presence by the Fire”
“A Vision of Judgment”
“The Story of the Last Trump”
“The Wild Asses of the Devil”
“Answer to Prayer”
“The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper”
“The Country of the Blind”

"Everything one imagines in the way of genius and fun."--Rebecca West

Introduction : Wells's worlds
Visionary science fiction
A slip under the microscopep. 5
The remarkable case of Davidson's eyesp. 23
The plattner storyp. 33
Under the knifep. 51
The crystal eggp. 64
The new acceleratorp. 80
The stolen bodyp. 94
Technological and predictive science fiction
The Argonauts of the airp. 115
In the abyssp. 127
The starp. 142
The land ironcladsp. 153
A dream of Armageddonp. 174
Horror stories
The Lord of the dynamosp. 203
The valley of spidersp. 212
Fantasies
The story of the late Mr. Elveshamp. 227
The man who could work miraclesp. 243
The magic shopp. 260
Mr. Skelmersdale in fairylandp. 270
The door in the wallp. 283
The presence by the firep. 299
Fables
A vision of judgmentp. 309
The story of the last trumpp. 315
The wild asses of the devilp. 328
Answer to prayerp. 339
Psycho-social science fiction
The queer story of Brownlow's newspaperp. 347
The country of the blindp. 365
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ISBN: 9780812970753
ISBN-10: 0812970756
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1