Thirty Strange Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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Originally published in 1897, Thirty Strange Stories contains such well-known stories as “The Triumphs of a Taxidermist,” about the outrageous exploits, both authentic and fraudulent, of a taxidermist, who then reappears in “A Deal of Ostriches,” a tale of a con man’s exploitation of human greed after one of five ostriches swallows a precious diamond. Also included are “The Stolen Bacillus” about an anarchist who plans to release what he believes is a cholera bacillus into London's water supply, and “The Red ...

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Thirty Strange Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


Originally published in 1897, Thirty Strange Stories contains such well-known stories as “The Triumphs of a Taxidermist,” about the outrageous exploits, both authentic and fraudulent, of a taxidermist, who then reappears in “A Deal of Ostriches,” a tale of a con man’s exploitation of human greed after one of five ostriches swallows a precious diamond. Also included are “The Stolen Bacillus” about an anarchist who plans to release what he believes is a cholera bacillus into London's water supply, and “The Red Room,” the horrifying story of a man trapped in a haunted room, but haunted by what?  With twenty-six more stories besides, this is a must-have for any fan of Wells’s short fiction. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411464759
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 12/19/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 516
  • Sales rank: 454,225
  • File size: 513 KB

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells


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.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Herbert George Wells (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1866
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bromley, Kent, England
    1. Date of Death:
      August 13, 1946
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England

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    Posted September 15, 2008

    Excellent for scholarly research

    These short stories capture all of the concerns of Victorian England about industrialism and science, questions about religion, etc. Also, very interesting because of their influence on contemporary fiction and movies- killer plants, inter-dimensional afterlives, destructive modes of travel, all kinds of good stuff.

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