The World Set Free (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Mankind

The World Set Free (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Mankind

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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The World Set Free is a perfect example of H. G. Wells’s gift for prophecy. Written on the eve of World War I, the novel predicts a major world war (although in the story the war doesn’t start until 1956). The novel also examines the advent of atomic power, both as a bomb and a source of energy.


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The World Set Free is a perfect example of H. G. Wells’s gift for prophecy. Written on the eve of World War I, the novel predicts a major world war (although in the story the war doesn’t start until 1956). The novel also examines the advent of atomic power, both as a bomb and a source of energy.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411443570
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
548,122
File size:
240 KB

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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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world set free: a story of mankind 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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