Author rate:
Page 1 from 72

715 books of H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds (1898), a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, is the first-­person narrative of an unnamed protagonist's adventures in London and the countryside around London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written in 1895?­97, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. Herbert George "H. G.­" Wells (21 September 1866 ? 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne , Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction". His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Book rate:
912 downloads
  read online  

What will the future be like? How often have we wondered. But who before Wells thought to imagine a machine that would take us there - a machine that has been re-­thought in innumerable movies, novels and other media since? His future was one of divided races, as emblematic in their way as Swift's Yahoos and other races. But what has most remained from the idea which Wells imagined in this book is the idea that we might be able to visit time as we visit space, and the idea has never lost its hold on the popular imagination.

Book rate:
779 downloads
  read online  
Book rate:
186 downloads
  read online  

Two scientists devise a compound that produces enormous plants, animals — and humans! The chilling results are disastrous.

Book rate:
193 downloads
  read online  
Book rate:
164 downloads
  read online  
Book rate:
183 downloads
  read online  

H. G. Wells, in his 1906 In the Days of the Comet uses the vapors of a comet to trigger a deep and lasting change in humanity's perspective on themselves and the world. In the build-­up to a great war, poor student William Leadford struggles against the harsh conditions the lower-­class live under. He also falls in love with a middle-­class girl named Nettie. But when he discovers that Nettie has eloped with a man of upper-­class standing, William struggles with the betrayal, and in the disorder of his own mind decides to buy a revolver and kill them both. All through this a large comet lights the night sky with a green glow, bright enough that the street lamps are left unlit.

Book rate:
139 downloads
  read online  

Far ahead of its time, The Island of Dr. Moreau explores the misuses of the science of biogenetics and the consequences of messing with Mother Nature. First published in 1896, the horrors depicted in this book are now scientific possibilities.

Book rate:
169 downloads
  read online  
Book rate:
118 downloads
  read online  

Having devoted his studies to optics and refraction, an impulsive scientist named Griffin has rendered himself invisible. Unable to reverse the effects, his struggle to survive grows desperate until he realizes that there are benefits to living out of the public eye. Increasingly isolated, he soon spirals into a life of crime and degenerates into madness. He can’t see that he has become his own worst enemy.­Exploring the loss of identity and the willful disappearance of conscience and morality, H. G. Wells crafted one of his most suspenseful and cautionary tales, which continues to intrigue to this day.­AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.­Revised edition: Previously published as The Invisible Man, this edition of The Invisible Man (AmazonClassics . . .

Book rate:
127 downloads
  read online  

Comments

No comments yet

Books of H. G. Wells