In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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A comet rushes toward the earth, a deadly, glowing orb that soon fills the sky and promises doom. But mankind is too busy hating, stealing, scheming, and killing to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust and vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage all-out war, bitter strikes erupt, and jealous lovers plot revenge and murder. The earth

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A comet rushes toward the earth, a deadly, glowing orb that soon fills the sky and promises doom. But mankind is too busy hating, stealing, scheming, and killing to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust and vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage all-out war, bitter strikes erupt, and jealous lovers plot revenge and murder. The earth slips past the comet by the narrowest of margins, but all succumb to the gases in its tail. When mankind wakes up, everyone is completely and profoundly different. In the Days of the Comet is H. G. Wells's classic tale of the last days of the old earth and the extraterrestrial Change that becomes the salvation of the human race. An ill-fated romance between Willie Leadford and Nettie Stuart unfolds in a world buried in misery and bent on its own destruction. After the earth passes through the comet's tail, suffering, pettiness, and injustice melt away. Willie, Nettie, and everyone around them are reborn. They now see themselves and their world in a dramatically new and wonderful way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940026568536
Publisher:
Century
Publication date:
08/27/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
475 KB

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells (1866-1946) is one of the founders of modern science fiction, and still widely regarded as one of its greatest writers. In addition to science fiction, Wells published works of history, politics, social criticism, general fiction, and even a textbook on biology.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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In the days of the Comet 3.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 35 reviews.
jessicka More than 1 year ago
cheap classics often = mess you have to sift through. i did make myself guess or wade through some of the mess because i liked the story so much. so i guess that says something for the work itself, this is just not the best version to try and read.
Michael Tucker More than 1 year ago
Great story but some typos. The book was readable and in better condition than the other free download of this same title.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story. I love his writing. My version wasn't full of typos either. Complains must be for another version. Philtre Libre version is nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy any copy of this book from the nook store! They are all filled with OCR errors. Go online and get a copy from the project Gutenburg website for free. They have it in epub format. I hop this helps, because this book is a greatly underappreciated classic. :-)
Christine Wozny More than 1 year ago
I perfer less blood and gore. There were too many killings.
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There are so many spelling errors i couldnt get through the first 3 pages without seeing 10 spelling mistakes
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Starts dancing by nova wearing a black an red corset.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wells imagines for us a utopian world in which greed, jealousy, violence, and all the rest of humanity's vices have been eradicated. A clarion call to buck the current system of grasping pettiness and start anew; a sort of 'Atlas Shrugged' for socialists (only based on selflessness rather than selfishness, and not nearly so long or tiresome, thank God!) Some scanning errors made it hard to read at times, but not impossible, and worth the effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many misspelled and added words some of the book is illegible.
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Good book
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