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              Tales of Space and Time
                

              Tales of Space and Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Herbert George; Wells, H. G.; Edited by Moore, Andrew

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              Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer best remembered today for his science fiction works. Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as The Father of Science Fiction. --- He has foretold many futures for us, some utterly abhorrent, others more or less ...attractive.
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              ISBN 9781595691200
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              The History of Mr.Polly Annotated
               

              The History of Mr.Polly Annotated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Herbert George

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              The protagonist of The History of Mr. Polly is an antihero inspired by H. G. Wells's early experiences in the drapery trade: Alfred Polly, born circa 1870, a timid and directionless young man living in Edwardian England, who despite his own bumbling achieves contented serenity wi...th little help from those around him. Mr. Polly's most striking characteristic is his innate sense of epithet , [1] which leads him to coin hilarious expressions like the Shoveacious Cult for sunny young men of an abounding and elbowing energy and dejected angelosity for the ornaments of Canterbury Cathedral.[2]Alfred Polly lives in the imaginary town of Fishbourne in Kent[3] (not to be confused with Fishbourne, West Sussex or Fishbourne, Isle of Wight - the town in the story is thought to be based on Sandgate, Kent where Wells lived for several years).[4] The novel begins in medias res by presenting a miserable Mr. Polly: He hated Foxbourne, [a] he hated Foxbourne High Street, he hated his shop and his wife and his neighbours - every blessed neighbour - and with indescribable bitterness he hated himself .[5] Thereafter, The History of Mr. Polly is divided in three parts. Chapters 1-6 depict his life up to age 20, when he marries his cousin Miriam Larkins and sets up an outfitter's shop in Fishbourne. Second Chapters 7-8 show Mr. Polly's spectacular suicide attempt, which ironically makes him a local hero, wins him insurance money that saves him from bankruptcy, and yields the insight that Fishbourne wasn't the world , which leads him to abandon his shop and his wife.[6] Chapters 9-10, at the Potwell Inn (apparently located in West Sussex), culminates in Mr. Polly's courageous victory over Uncle Jim , a malicious relative of the innkeeper's granddaughter. An epilogue then depicts Mr. Polly at ease as assistant-innkeeper, after a brief visit to ascertain Miriam's prosperity.
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              ISBN 9798682814794
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              Tales of Space and Time (Annotated)
               

              Tales of Space and Time (Annotated) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

              Edited by Godsend, Daniel; By Wells, Herbert George

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              Tales of Space and Time may be a fantasy and fantasy collection of three short stories and two novellas written by English author H. G. Wells between 1897 and 1898. it had been first published by Doubleday & McClure Co. in 1899. All the stories had first been published in various... monthly periodicals and this was the primary volume to gather these stories.These are the stories contained during this collection showing the periodicals during which they were first published.The Crystal EggThe StarA Story of the Stone AgeUgh-Lomi and UyaThe Cave BearThe First HorsemanUya the LionThe Fight within the Lion's ThicketThe Cure for LoveThe Vacant CountryThe Ways of the CityUnderneathBindon IntervenesThe Man Who Could Work MiraclesThis version of the book is annotated.
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              ISBN 9798642703182
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              The Star Annotated

              The Star Annotated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Herbert George

              In January (about 2000, presumably), the people of Earth awaken to the news that a strange luminous object has erupted, into the Solar System, after disturbing the normal orbit of the planet Neptune. The object is a celestial body whose luminosity is distinguishable on the sky ab...out the constellation of Leo.Although initially it is only of interest to astronomers, eventually the world media announces that it is a whole star, heading in a collision course toward the center of our star system. The star has already consumed Neptune. Many people are concerned by this, but on the whole it amounts to little more than a temporary fad.The rogue star continues on its path, now affecting the planet Jupiter and all its moons. At this point, the studies of a mathematician are published throughout the world. He explains that the intruding star and our Sun are exerting reciprocal gravitational attraction, and as a result it is being pulled deeper into the Solar System. Based on its orientation, it is determined that the star will either hit Earth or pass by at close proximity, which would lead to apocalyptic ecological consequences. As the luminosity disrupts nights on Earth, many people begin to worry, but cynics cite the year 1000, in which humanity also anticipated the world's end.
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              ISBN 9798651280315
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              The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost Annotated

              The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost Annotated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Herbert George

              A short story by H.G. Wells. Do not confuse with The Inexperienced Ghost, a collection of H.G. Wells short stories that includes this short story, which can be found here.

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              The Island of Dr. Moreau Annotated

              The Island of Dr. Moreau Annotated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Herbert George

              The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who creates human-li...ke hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.[2] Wells described it as an exercise in youthful blasphemy.
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              ISBN 9798649757720
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              The Man Who Could Work Miracles Annotated

              The Man Who Could Work Miracles Annotated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Herbert George

              The Man Who Could Work Miracles is a British fantasy-comedy short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1898 in The Illustrated London News. It carried the subtitle A Pantoum in Prose .[1]The story is an early example of contemporary fantasy (not yet recognized, at the time, as... a specific subgenre). In common with later works falling within this definition, the story places a major fantasy premise (a wizard with enormous, virtually unlimited magic power) not in an exotic semi-medieval setting but in the drab routine daily life of suburban London, very familiar to Wells himself.
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              ISBN 9798650455479
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              The Time Machine by H. G. Wells: Koenig Classics

              The Time Machine by H. G. Wells: Koenig Classics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Classics, Koenig; Wells, Herbert George

              ISBN 9798629968672
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              The Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919)
               

              The Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919) (Hardback)

              By Barbellion, W. N. P.; Introduction by Wells, H. G.; Wells, Herbert George

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              This Is A New Release Of The Original 1919 Edition.

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              The Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919)
               

              The Journal of a Disappointed Man (1919) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Barbellion, W. N. P.; Introduction by Wells, H. G.; Wells, Herbert George

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              This Is A New Release Of The Original 1919 Edition.

              ISBN 9781498198660
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