The Country of the Blind and other Selected Stories
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The Country of the Blind and other Selected Stories

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Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. But it was in his short stories, written when he was a young man embarking on a literary career, that he first explored the enormous potential of the scientific discoveries of the day. He described his stories as "a miscellany of inventions," yet his enthusiasm for science was tempered by an awareness of its horrifying destructive powers and the threat it could pose to the human race. A consummate storyteller, he made fantastic creatures and machines entirely believable; and, by placing ordinary men and women in extraordinary situations, he explored, with humor, what it means to be alive in a century of rapid scientific progress.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 320g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0141441984
  • 9780141441986
  • 131,492

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So H.G. Wells described the journeys into his remarkable imagination which resulted in 'The Country of the Blind and Other Stories'. Here is a collection of Well's best short stories. They range from the light-hearted comic tales such as 'The Obliterated Man' to the breath taking Masterpieces of science fiction like 'The Star.' A new introduction and notes, especially written for this addition, ensures maximum understanding and enjoyment for the modern reader.
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About H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several books for children.
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