H.G. Wells: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) share button
H. G. Wells
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 6.54 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 2.00 (d)
Pages 944
Publisher Sterling Publishing
Publication Date August 2009
ISBN 9781435114906
Book ISBN 10 1435114906
About Book
Immensely popular during his lifetime, H. G. Wells, along with Jules Verne, is credited with inventing science fiction. This new volume Wells’s best-loved and most critically acclaimed works. In each, the author grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action, not merely to tell a “ripping yarn,” but to offer a biting critique on the world around him. “The strength of Mr. Wells,” wrote Arnold Bennett, “lies in the fact that he is not only a scientist, but a most talented student of character, especially quaint character. He will not only ingeniously describe for you a scientific miracle, but he will set down that miracle in the midst of a country village, sketching with excellent humor the inn-landlady, the blacksmith, the chemist’s apprentice, the doctor, and all the other persons whom the miracle affects.”