The "Country of the Blind" and Other Selected Stories
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Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories by H. G. Wells
Book DescriptionHerbert 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141441986
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Time Machine, Paperback (January 2017)» View all books by H. G. Wells
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Author Biography - H. G. Wells
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel
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