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Read online The First Men in the Moon.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The First Men in the Moon 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 .

by H.G. Wells, Steve McLean, China Miéville, Patrick Parrinder

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The First Men in the Moon
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Contents br Preface by H G Wells br Introduction by H G Wells br The Time Machine novel br The Wonderful Visit novel br The Jilting of Jane short story br The Cone short story br The Flowering of the Strange Orchid short story br Aepyornis Island short story br The Remarkable Case of Davidson s Eyes short story br The Lord of the Dynamos short story br The Moth short story br The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham short story br Under the Knife short story br The Plattner Story short story br The Purple Pileus short story, i The Time Machine and The Invisible Man i by b H G Wells b is part of the i i Barnes amp Noble Classics i i series which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of i Barnes amp Noble Classics i br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest i Barnes amp Noble Classics i pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works br br br i i br br i The Time Machine i b H G Wells b s first novel is a tale of Darwinian evolution taken to its extreme Its hero a young scientist travels years into the future and discovers a dying earth populated by two strange humanoid species the brutal Morlocks and the gentle but nearly helpless Eloi br br i The Invisible Man i mixes chilling terror suspense and acute psychological understanding into a tale of an equally adventurous scientist who discovers the formula for invisibility a secret that drives him mad br br Immensely popular during his lifetime H G Wells along with Jules Verne is credited with inventing science fiction This new volume offers two of Wells s best loved and most critically acclaimed scientific romances In each the author grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action not merely to tell a ripping yarn but to offer a biting critique on the world around him The strength of Mr Wells wrote Arnold Bennett lies in the fact that he is not only a scientist but a most talented student of character especially quaint character He will not only ingeniously describe for you a scientific miracle but he will set down that miracle in the midst of a country village sketching with excellent humour the inn landlady the blacksmith the chemist s apprentice the doctor and all the other persons whom the miracle affects br br br b Alfred Mac Adam b teaches literature at Barnard College Columbia University He is a translator and art critic, H G Wells br br Scientific visionary Social prophet Master storyteller Few novelists have captivated generations of readers like H G Wells In enduring electrifying detail he takes us to dimensions of time and space that have haunted our dreams for centuries and shows us ourselves as we really are br br The time machine br br In the heart of Victorian England an inquisitve gentleman known only as the Time Traveler constructs an elaborate invention that hurtles him hundreds of thousands of years into the future There he finds himself in the violent center of the ultimate conflict between beings of light and creatures of darkness br br The war of the worlds br br Martians invade Great Britain laying waste turn of the century London This tale of conquest by superior beings with superadvanced technology is so nightmarishly real that an adaptation by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater sent hundreds of impressionable radio listeners into panicked flight forty years after the story s original publication, b I ve had a most amazing time b br br So begins the Time Traveller s astonishing firsthand account of his journey years beyond his own era and the story that launched H G Wells s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes and our darkest fears A pull of the Time Machine s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth There he discovers two bizarre races the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks who not only symbolize the duality of human nature but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well Published in this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century Thanks to Wells s expert storytelling and provocative insight b The Time Machine b will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come br br