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Ann Veronica is a classic romance novel by H. G. Wells. H. G. Wells' Ann Veronica looks at political and feminist issues of the time. It's heroine goes from being a naive young girl into becoming a picture of the New Woman. The novel caused a stir when it was released because of the main character's feminist outlook and because her name was similar to Amber Reeves, with whom Wells was thought to be having an affair. As part of our mission to publish great works of literary fiction and nonfiction, Sheba Blake Publishing Corp. is extremely dedicated to bringing to the forefront the amazing works of long dead and truly talented authors.Show more
Un alpinista llamado Núñez, en su intento por coronar el Parascotopetl, el Matterhorn de los Andes, resbala y cae al otro lado de la montaña. Al final de su descenso, encuentra un valle, aislado del resto del mundo por empinados precipicios. Nuñez descubre así el mítico "País de los Ciegos". El valle había sido refugio de colonos que huían de la tiranía de gobernantes. La comunidad aislada prosperó con los años, a pesar de una enfermedad que les golpeó e hizo que los bebés nacieran ciegos. Uno de los textos más brillantes sobre la ceguera como metáfora. Aborda temas como el conocimiento humano y la sociedad, y muestra de qué manera la comunidad somete al diferente a sus creencias, eliminándolo por ser distinto.Show more
Mr. Cave is an antique shop owner with some curious items in his collection. One of these if an extraordinary crystal egg, which he comes across one evening. Indeed, the egg seems to be a gateway to the planet Mars. This science fiction short story by H. G. Wells dating back to the late 19th century has inspired numerous other literary pieces, as well as radio and television adaptations. 'The Crystal Egg' is considered to be a precursor to H. G. Wells' famous science fiction novel 'The War of the Worlds' from 1898. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called 'the Shakespeare of science fiction', his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is 'War of the Worlds' (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.Show more
Holroyd is an unpleasant man who is in charge of a power station supporting an underground electric railway. Azuma-zi is a stranger who arrives from the East and soon finds a job at this power station. Holroyd starts to pick on Azuma-zi, lecturing him against religion and describing the dynamo as the only god. Soon enough, Azuma-zi begins to worship the dynamo, with disastrous consequences. H. G. Wells' short story 'The Lord of the Dynamos' describes a clash of cultures in a hard, industrial setting. The story, which dates back to the late 19th century, is brought to life by B. J. Harrison. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), aka H. G. Wells, was an English writer and social critic. Wells wrote in a variety of genres and styles, most famously science fiction. Once called 'the Shakespeare of science fiction', his works are full time travel, mad scientists and alternate universes. Wells' short stories and novels have appeared on the screen countless times as film and television adaptations. One of these is 'War of the Worlds' (2005) starring Tom Cruise, a film version of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.Show more
Hot on the heels of the blockbuster film comes a version of H.G. Wells' chilling tale of alien invasion that every child can enjoy. It begins as the sky lights up with bright cylinders from Mars that look like falling stars--and continues as the Martians emerge from their vessels with machines of fire and deadly smoke. Wells's depiction of a city in panic--written in 1898--still remains shockingly contemporary.Show more
H.G. Wells was known as the father of science fiction-but his creative geniusencompassed far more than a single literary genre. He was also a visionary, asatirist, a sociologist, and an historian. This audio anthology contains some of Wells' lesser-known stories and is thethird in a series produced by Raconteurs Audio in collaboration with SpokenRealms. This collection includes: The Argonauts of the Air read by Tim BruceThe Treasure in the Forest read by Nigel PattersonA Slip Under the Microscope read by Liam GerrardThe Temptation of Harringay read by Malk WilliamsThe Reconciliation read by Greg WaglandThe Catastrophe read by Tim BruceThe Truth About Pyecraft read by James GilliesMr Skelmersdale in Fairyland read by Liam GerrardMr Brisher's Treasure read by Malk WilliamsThe New Accelerator read by Nigel PattersonIn the Modern Vein-An Unsympathetic Love Story' read by Greg WaglandUnder the Knife read by James GilliesShow more
H. G. Wells's short story 'The Door in the Wall' was first published in 1911. The conflict between science and imagination is the major theme of the story, which was enormously popular when it first appeared. 'The Door in the Wall' is considered by both readers and critics to be Wells's finest short story.Show more
'The Star' is an 1897 apocalyptic short story by H.G. Wells. In January (about 1900, presumably), the people of Earth awaken to the news that a strange luminous object has erupted, into the Solar System, after disturbing the normal orbit of the planet Neptune. The object is a celestial body whose luminosity is distinguishable on the sky about the constellation of Leo.Show more
'A Dream of Armageddon' is a short story by H. G. Wells which was first published in 1901 in the British weekly magazine Black and White. The story opens aboard a train, when an unwell-looking man strikes up a conversation with the narrator when he sees him reading a book about dreams. The white-faced man says that he has little time for dream analysis because, he says, his dreams are killing him.Show more
'The Cone' is a short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895 in Unicorn. It was intended to be 'the opening chapter of a sensational novel set in the Five Towns', later abandoned. The story is set at an ironworks in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire. An artist is there to depict the industrial landscape; the manager of the ironworks discovers his affair with his wife, and takes him on a tour of the factory, where there are dangerous features.Show more
'The Beautiful Suit' or 'A Moonlight Fable' is a short story by H. G. Wells, originally published under the title 'A Moonlight Fable' in the April 10, 1909, number of Collier's Weekly. Written in the manner of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, the story features but two characters: an unnamed 'little man', and his mother. The mother has made 'a beautiful suit of clothes' for the man, who takes inordinate delight in this possession.Show more
'The Diamond Maker' is a short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1894 in the Pall Mall Budget. It was included in The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents, the first collection of short stories by Wells, published in 1895. In the story, a businessman hears an account from a man who has devoted years attempting to make artificial diamonds, only to end as a desperate outcast.Show more
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