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Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley that tells the story of a young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a... More > grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Shelley's name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.Shelley traveled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the River Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The World Set Free By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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The World Set Free is a novel written in 1913 and published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is based on a prediction of nuclear weapons of a more destructive and uncontrollable sort than the world... More > has yet seen. It had appeared first in serialised form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free.A frequent theme of Wells's work, as in his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the history of humans' mastery of power and energy through technological advance, seen as a determinant of human progress. The novel begins: "The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal.. .. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Set_Free Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The War in the Air By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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The War in the Air, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works... More > notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts—in this case, the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a "forward-thinking young man" and a "kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-'ave-a-look-at-it and enamel-chipping variety." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_in_the_Air Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Excerpt from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/h._g._wells< Less
Tono-Bungay By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Tono-Bungay /ˌtɒnoʊˈbʌŋɡi/ is a realist semiautobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909. It has been called "arguably his most artistic... More > book". It was originally serialized in The English Review beginning in the magazine's first issue in December 1908. It was serialized in the United States in The Popular Magazine beginning in the September 1908 issue.Tono-Bungay is narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded to help develop the business of selling Tono-Bungay, a patent medicine created by his ambitious uncle Edward. George devotes seven years to organising the production and manufacture of a product which he believes to be "a damned swindle". He then quits day-to-day involvement with the enterprise in favour of aeronautics. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tono-Bungay Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Twelve Stories and a Dream By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)... More > — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
Mr. Britling Sees It Through By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)... More > — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
The Research Magnificent By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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The Research Magnificent is a 1915 novel by H. G. Wells. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Research_Magnificent Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which... More > is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)... More > — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less
The New Machiavelli By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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The New Machiavelli is a 1911 novel by H. G. Wells that was serialized in The English Review in 1910. Because its plot notoriously derived from Wells's affair with Amber Reeves and satirized Beatrice... More > and Sidney Webb, it was "the literary scandal of its day. "The New Machiavelli purports to be written in the first person by its protagonist, Richard "Dick" Remington, who has a lifelong passion for "statecraft" and who dreams of recasting the social and political form of the English nation. Remington is a brilliant student at Cambridge, writes several books on political themes, marries a wealthy heiress, and enters parliament as a Liberal influenced by the socialism of a couple easily recognizable as the Webbs, only to go over to the Conservatives. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Machiavelli Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
God, the Invisible King By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August... More > 1946)—known as H. G. Wells—was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. [a] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells< Less