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The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories  : Penguin Classics - H.G. Wells

The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories

Penguin Classics


Published: August 2007
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. But it was in his short stories, written when he was a young man embarking on a literary career, that he first explored the enormous potential of the scientific discoveries of the day. He described his stories as "a miscellany of inventions," yet his enthusiasm for science was tempered by an awareness of its horrifying destructive powers and the threat it could pose to the human race. A consummate storyteller, he made fantastic creatures and machines entirely believable; and, by placing ordinary men and women in extraordinary situations, he explored, with humor, what it means to be alive in a century of rapid scientific progress.

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H.G. Wells is seen by many as the first true writer of science fiction, with books such as The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau. War of the Worlds is one of his greatest works.

The lord of the Dynamosp. 3
The remarkable case of Davidson's eyesp. 12
The mothp. 22
A catastrophep. 33
The conep. 42
The argonauts of the airp. 54
Under the knifep. 67
A slip under the microscopep. 83
The Plattner storyp. 100
The story of the late Mr. Elveshamp. 120
In the abyssp. 137
The sea raidersp. 153
The crystal eggp. 164
A story of the Stone Agep. 182
The starp. 239
The man who could work miraclesp. 251
A dream of Armageddonp. 269
The new acceleratorp. 296
The truth about Pyecraftp. 311
The country of the blindp. 322
The empire of the antsp. 348
The door in the wallp. 365
The wild asses of the devilp. 382
H. C. Wells's introduction to The country of the blind and other storiesp. 395
Wells's London and surrounding regionp. 401
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ISBN: 9780141441986
ISBN-10: 0141441984
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: August 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1