H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.
The War of the Worlds and Other Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)by H. G. Wells
Through his fiction, H.G. Wells transformed some of the most pressing social, political, and cultural issues of his day--class struggle, colonial imperialism, nation building, reckless scientific experimentation--into the raw material of brilliant speculative fables. The War of the Worlds and Other Novels brings together seven of his classic works, all/i>
Through his fiction, H.G. Wells transformed some of the most pressing social, political, and cultural issues of his day--class struggle, colonial imperialism, nation building, reckless scientific experimentation--into the raw material of brilliant speculative fables. The War of the Worlds and Other Novels brings together seven of his classic works, all written at the turn of the twentieth century, that helped to lay the foundations of modern science fiction: 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, and In the Days of the Comet.
The War of the Worlds and Other Novels is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded leather bindings, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- September 21, 1866
- Date of Death:
- August 13, 1946
- Place of Birth:
- Bromley, Kent, England
- Place of Death:
- London, England
- Normal School of Science, London, England
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While I can understand the frustration of previous reviewers on this product, I refrained from purchasing the original release of this book because I did not like the artwork and the purple color of the leather. This book has sleek blacks and blues, and I readily picked it up to add to my collection, and am quite happy with the purchase. What they have said is completely true though, in that it is the exact same book as before, so if you own that one, you probably don't need this one.
This was my 1st Leatherbound Classic and I am very pleased. Nice quality binding, the page texture is good as is the printing.
I don't understand why would you put two books, with IDENTICAL content, on the same collection. It doesn't make sense and it is enraging. I, for one, was trying to buy all of the " Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics", but apparently my collection is never getting completed, because I refuse myself to buy the same book twice just because it has a new cover.
Regarding Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics publishing the same collections with identical content, this has been done with Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft as well. The same content with the same title but with different covers or a slightly different title with different cover but with the same content. It's misleading, confusing, and deceiving. What's worse, is that in the stores they often have shrink wrap about the books so the consumer is unable to view the contents to compare to the book or books they already have to see if the contents are the same. Of course online it can be just as difficult to distinguish this as well. This practice should be stopped.
Agree with the other review. Exact same content, and it arrives after I bought the previous version and this one has a much better cover!