In the Days of the Comet (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

In the Days of the Comet (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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In this 1906 novel, a comet’s mysterious green fog causes a profound transformation of the world. William Leadford, a young Socialist student, seeks both improvements in labor conditions and revenge on the middle-class Nettie for spurning his love. On the evening he plans to kill Nettie, a comet enters the atmosphere and emits a sleep-inducing fog.

Overview


In this 1906 novel, a comet’s mysterious green fog causes a profound transformation of the world. William Leadford, a young Socialist student, seeks both improvements in labor conditions and revenge on the middle-class Nettie for spurning his love. On the evening he plans to kill Nettie, a comet enters the atmosphere and emits a sleep-inducing fog. William awakens to a new world in which he finds peace of mind, peace among nations, and no industrial pollution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464766
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
952,678
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author



H. G. Wells (1866–1946), is often called the “Father of Science Fiction.” While science fiction was his most popular genre, Wells also wrote on history, politics, and made social commentary. His “scientific romances” speculated about the future, scientific advancements, and outer space. His works include The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds.

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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