Delphi Collected Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated)❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Delphi Collected Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated) Author H.G. Wells – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The Invisible ManThe Island of Doctor MoreauThe War of the WorldsThe Time MachineIn the Days of the CometThe First Men in the MoonThe War in the AirWhen the Sleeper WakesThe Red RoomTono BungayThe His The Works of H. G. MOBI :¼ Invisible ManThe Island Works of eBook ☆ of Doctor MoreauThe War of the WorldsThe Time MachineIn the Days of the CometThe First Men in the MoonThe War in the AirWhen the Sleeper WakesThe Red RoomTono BungayThe History of Mr PollyLove and Mr Lewisham. This is a massive collection and hence somewhat unwieldy, but what a treasury of influential works Each of Wells novels is given a short anonymous introduction, which gives some of the context of the times, as well as a few illustrations, mainly images of first editions The Time Machine A curious novella with two unnamed first person narrators One bookends the other The former has too little time to make an impression whilst he tells the reader the tale related to him, the latter, who rela This is a massive collection and hence somewhat unwieldy, but what a treasury of influential works Each of Wells novels is given a short anonymous introduction, which gives some of the context of the times, as well as a few illustrations, mainly images of first editions The Time Machine A curious novella with two unnamed first person narrators One bookends the other The former has too little time to make an impression whilst he tells the reader the tale related to him, the latter, who relates his time travelling adventure to the former narrator, is deeply unsympathetic The author s imagination was grounded in the cutting edge science of the time 1895 , but his social extrapolations reflect the prejudices of the time An important seminal novel, but a merely adequate read 3 5 The Wonderful Visit The Island of Doctor Moreau The Wheels of Chance The Invisible Man The War Of The Worlds What an iconic opening This novel is very much of its time serialised in 1897 , but also strikingly modern in its unflinching and highly realistic description of chaos, which makes it a thrilling read to this day It anticipates robotic machinery, mechanised warfare, chemical weapons, total war, and displaced populations Such scenes are suggestive of the horrors of the first and second world wars, but imagined far beforehand It establishes the trope of aliens as hideous predators and farmers of human cattle, and anticipates all post apocalyptic fiction published since with its plans for resistance and survival It s really interesting how the author comments on how slowly the realisation of the attack spreads in a Britain without modern communications in remarkable contrast with every radio, film, and television adaptation since Clearly he is aware this lack of communication is humanity s greatest weakness at the time, and contrasts it with Martian telepathy A work of genius 5 5 The best of the best from an author who had to have been psychic and maybe a little crazy Readers can find The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine My personal favorite , In the Days of the Comet, The First Men in the Moon, The War in the Air, and a half dozengreat stories in this collection. Fan of H.G.Wells and enjoyed them all.