The Sleeper Awakes

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Overview

This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2, MacIntosh PPC OS 8.6 or higher, Linux with Windows Emulation.

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Library Journal
This trio are from Wells's utopian writings, which generally chronicle a future society of potential greatness that has failed its mission and gone to seed. Not as posh as the "Deluxe Classics Editions," these nonetheless feature many nice extras, including scholarly introductions. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Times Literary Supplement
"Students of early science fiction will welcome the University of Nebraska Press's series Bison Frontiers of Imagination."—Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428083325
  • Publisher: IndyPublish.com
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."

Andy Sawyer is the librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool Library.

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Table of Contents

Preface i
1 Insomnia 1
2 The Trance 11
3 The Awakening 19
4 The Sound of a Tumult 25
5 The Moving Ways 41
6 The Hall of the Atlas 47
7 In the Silent Rooms 59
8 The Roof Spaces 73
9 The People March 89
10 The Battle of the Darkness 97
11 The Old Man Who Knew Everything 111
12 Ostrog 125
13 The End of the Old Order 143
14 From the Crow's Nest 149
15 Prominent People 157
16 The Monoplane 171
17 Three Days 183
18 Graham Remembers 191
19 Ostrog's Point of View 203
20 In the City Ways 213
21 The Under Side 237
22 The Struggle in the Council House 245
23 Graham Speaks His Word 261
24 While the Aeroplanes Were Coming 267
25 The Coming of the Aeroplanes 275
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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Not recommended - would not open to the story

    I was not able to open this book; thus my rating for this particular version of the book should be NO STARS.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    most enjoyable

    A minor Wells work, but still worth reading. Most of the futer tech is dated, but I liked the aeroplanes. What stands out is Wells understanding of people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Ok i guess i wont get it oh well

    Whatever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Not worth it.

    This copy was not worth it. you can pay signifigantly less money for a copy of the same quality.

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