First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells
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First Men in the Moon
By H. G. Wells

The First Men in the Moon

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First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells

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When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find a world of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life, on which they may be trapped forever.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141441085
ISBN-10: 0141441089
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. China Mieville has won the Arthur C. Clarke and British Fantasy Awards for his science fiction. Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel. Since 1986 he has been Professor of English at the University of Reading. Steven McLean is Secretary of the H.G. Wells Society. He recently completed his PhD on H.G. Wells at the University of Sheffield.

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