H.G. Wells (Knickerbocker Classics)

The Essential Collection

H.G. Wells, introduction by Allen Grove
AUD $45.00

Collected here are five of the most classic influential science-fiction novels by H.G. Wells: War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The First Men in the Moon.

This superb collection of classic science-fiction writing features the most notable works of H.G. Wells, including The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), War of the Worlds (1898), and The First Men in the Moon (1901). Considered the Father of Science Fiction (along with Jules Verne), H.G. Wells achieved overnight literary success upon the publication of The Time Machine. Infusing his novels with social, scientific, and prophetic ideas, Wells predicted--he was a futurist--modern inventions and world events. Now his classic and influential sci-fi works are available--complete and unabridged--in this gorgeous edition. The stylish edition also features a historical timeline and comprehensive introduction, enlightening the reader on the author's life and works.

Author bio:

Herbert George "H.G." Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer best known for his timeless science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London, where he studied biology and helped found The Science School Journal, he became a teacher and embarked on an impressive literary career that resulted in four Nobel Prize nominations. Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.Allen Grove is a Professor and Chair of the English Department at Alfred University. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his research and teaching focus primarily on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century British fiction.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781631066054
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Race Point Publishing
Series: Knickerbocker Classics
Pub Date: January 1950
Page Extent: 640
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Fiction & related items