H.G. Wells: Seven Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)
  • H.G. Wells: Seven Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)
  • H.G. Wells: Seven Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)

H.G. Wells: Seven Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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Through his fiction, H.G. Wells transformed some fo the most pressing social, political, and cultrual issues of hsi day - class struggle, colonial imperialism, uncontrolled scientific experimentation, nation building - into the raw material of brilliant speculative fables.

The seven novels collected in this literary omnibus - The Time Machine, The Island

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Through his fiction, H.G. Wells transformed some fo the most pressing social, political, and cultrual issues of hsi day - class struggle, colonial imperialism, uncontrolled scientific experimentation, nation building - into the raw material of brilliant speculative fables.

The seven novels collected in this literary omnibus - The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, In the Days of the Comet - were all written at the turn of the twentieth century and with them Wells helped to lay the foundations of modern science fiction.

H.G. Wells: Seven Novels is a part of Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard-back editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760774991
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Series:
Library of Essential Writers Series
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.87(d)

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H. G. Wells 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
GeneticBlue More than 1 year ago
I need this to be clear to other buyers. This is not a Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classic. This is part of the CC lineup and will not match the dimensions of the other books in the BN collection. It is leather and it is a classic series of HG Wells books, just not part of the BN LBC lineup. Same with the Verne novel as well. I was a bit surprised when i received mine. Other than that, it is fantastic.
Reader_of_Many_Things More than 1 year ago
This collection by H.G. Wells is a very nice book. The binding is sturdy, the paper is heavy, and the cover is quite pleasing to the eye. The stories themselves are also very good, the plots are all very well thought out. I am not a big fan of the writing style of H.G. Wells, as he tends to be dragged off onto tangents from time to time and include details that have no pertinence to the story. His writing style is clearly from the early 1900's and late 1800's, which is not a con all the time, but I found it to be one in this case. The stories were absolutely groundbreaking for their time, and have inspired many science fiction authors from C.S. Louis to H.P. Lovecraft. All in all I liked this collection, although I admit I did not read all 7 novels, I have only read 3 of them, but the style seems to be pretty consistent. If one is interested in science fiction, I would also recommend C.S. Lewis's space trilogy, and the complete collection of H.P. Lovecraft, I have provided a link to these books to the left of the page for those interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for all fans of H. G. Wells, Science Fiction, and classic literature in general. I have read each of these works individually and have always wanted a nice edition that contained them all. Now it is here and at a great price too.
ChuckKY More than 1 year ago
this book contains 7 of Wells' novels, all in a nice looking hardcover.
this is a limited special edition collection from Barnes and Noble, I highly recommend this if your wanting to read these 7 novels at a great price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series, the Great Illustrated Classics, is wonderful for the struggling reader. He or she still gets a taste of those wonderful stories we 'old fogies' read when we were children, but at a level he or she can enjoy. I had remedial readers eating them up...they couldn't get enough of them!
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Great Book
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The book arrived in excellent condition.  I wish it would have had the cover.
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