The First Men in the Moon (Includes biography about the life and times of H.G. Wells)

The First Men in the Moon (Includes biography about the life and times of H.G. Wells)

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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H.G. Wells novel is include here in electronic form with a biography about the life and times of Wells'.

The First Men in the Moon begins on a humorous note as Dr. Cavor, a scientist, is befriended by Mr. Bedford. They are neighbors in the village of Lympne, Kent, in southern England. Bedford is an English businessman who is a bit of a con man. He sees

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H.G. Wells novel is include here in electronic form with a biography about the life and times of Wells'.

The First Men in the Moon begins on a humorous note as Dr. Cavor, a scientist, is befriended by Mr. Bedford. They are neighbors in the village of Lympne, Kent, in southern England. Bedford is an English businessman who is a bit of a con man. He sees Cavor as someone he can exploit for his discoveries and inventions. The two use a gravity-repelling substance and are suddenly sent into space, heading for the moon on a spherical spaceship. The story now turns into a science fiction adventure. The two discover that creatures called Selenites, who resemble insects, live inside the moon; to their chagrin, they are taken prisoner by these alien beings.

The novel was first published in 1901 by George Newnes of London. The First Men in the Moon is considered to be a scientific romance novel. C.S. Lewis later admitted that he was greatly influenced by the book. There have been four film adaptations, including one for television.

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ISBN-13:
2940013107557
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
08/12/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
224 KB

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The First Men in the Moon 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a great fan of science fiction and writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne in particular. I purchased this volume, published by 1st World Library Literary Society, because "THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON" is such a great read, a really wonderful story. I give Mr. Wells and this story Five Stars. Unfortunately, I must give this particular volume one and a half stars. The reason? There are numerous errors in spelling and punctuation. VERY distracting when one is trying to read such an interesting tale. My guess is that the text was scanned electronically from another volume. Sadly, it appears that no one ever bothered to either spell check the work or have a proof reader sit down and go over it to insure accuracy. It is ironic that a society that advocates literacy would release a book filled with misspelled words and mistakes in punctuation. I completely endorse the stories of H.G. Wells and his story "THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON". But unless this company publishes an updated and corrected copy of the present volume, you will need to buy it from someone else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Herbert George Wells wrote his first book, The Time Machine, in 1895. As a student I was introduced to his eighth book, A History of Mr Polly, and strangely seem to have taken on this character¿s story and role in life although he, Mr Polly, never turned out to be, like myself or his author, a Science Fiction writer. The Cephae, in my book, The Trouble with Cephae, are not unlike the Selenites found on Mr Wells¿ moon which is reminiscent of Gruyere cheese, which of course we had always know until the Apollo moon landings told us otherwise. Personally I prefer Well¿s Cavorite, for space travel, to the Warp Drive of today¿s SF space ships. Well written and fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This, like all Well's books is an extremely entertaining story about the fantasticly improbable. Sadly, at least with the people i talk to, it's almost completely unknown. I think it relates very well to the general story of The Time Machine with explorers traveling to an unknown world and excapeing the dangers they find. If you liked that book i'm sure you well enjoy this one.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Nice,,,, Great...!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That's mean!!! Love this book. Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells is another clas­sic book by the famous Eng­lish author writ­ten in 1901. At the time the novel was ridiculed, how­ever it stood the test of time for over more than a Century. Mr. Bed­ford lost his for­tune and goes to Ken to write a play. By chance he meeds Dr. Cavor, a bril­liant sci­en­tist who is devel­op­ing an anti-gravity mate­r­ial. Soon after Cavor man­ages to cre­ate such a mate­r­ial and sug­gests to go on an adven­ture to the moon with his new friend. Cavor, moti­vated by sci­ence, and Bed­ford, moti­vated by money embark on their jour­ney to moon where they find a harsh world of freez­ing nights, hot days and not-so-friendly aliens. Worst - it seems that the two explor­ers are trapped forever. The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells is a very imag­i­na­tive book which, in the con­text of what we know now, is an amaz­ing tes­ta­ment to Mr. Wells' imag­i­na­tion, logic and fore­sight. In this book objects float in space, weight­less­ness is applic­a­ble, humans are able to cover large dis­tances on the moon due to low grav­ity and space­ships gen­er­ate an immense amount of heat return­ing to earth. The story also has sev­eral philo­soph­i­cal tones. The two main char­ac­ters, Cavor and Bed­ford are at odds with one another through­out. Cavor, the man of sci­ence, is a paci­fist who works for the ben­e­fit of mankind. Bed­ford on the other hand is not a very nice guy, how­ever prac­ti­cal, who is look­ing at sci­ence for pure finan­cial gain. I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would, the begin­ning was very slow and I actu­ally only found the last part inter­est­ing where the emo­tional con­flict becomes promi­nent. The moon dwellers, who are sup­posed to be the bad guys, aren't very inter­est­ing nor did I have any emo­tions vested in the adven­tures of our two protagonists. The last chap­ter I thought was the best, if you haven't read the book stop read­ing as I'm going to give the end­ing away. Even though it seems that the chap­ter is dis­con­nected from the rest of the book, I felt it gave the book the emo­tional punch it needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love science fiction books, this is the book for you. A normal guy named Bedford meets a scientist named Cavor and together they build a space shzip in the shape of a sphere. Then they meet these insect-like aliens and get drunk on a lunar weed. They are captured and escape. Beford is forced t leave Cavord behind. The rest you will have to read for yourself.
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