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Thirty Strange Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Thirty Strange Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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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

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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 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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464759
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
516
File size:
525 KB

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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