The Country of the Blind

The Country of the Blind : and Other Science-Fiction Stories

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"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." Or is he? In H. G. Wells' acclaimed tale, a stranded mountaineer encounters an isolated society in which his apparent advantage proves less than valuable. This thought-provoking fable is accompanied by other short stories, including "The Star," a gripping tale about a massive celestial object hurtling toward the Earth, as well as "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and "The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper."
With the 1895 publication of his first novel, The Time Machine, Wells established himself as the foremost science-fiction writer of his era. This entertaining collection was selected and edited by Martin Gardner, who also provides an Afterword that offers insight into the liveliness and originality of Wells' imagination.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Green ed.
  • 0486482898
  • 9780486482897
  • 213,813

About H. G. Wells

A pioneer of science fiction, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote thrilling adventures about time travel, space exploration, alien invasion, and scientific experiments gone awry. His tales of obsession, revelation, and discovery remain compellingly readable and relevant.
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Table of contents

The Country of the BlindThe StarThe New AcceleratorThe Remarkable Case of Davidson's EyesUnder the KnifeThe Queer Story of Brownlow's NewspaperAfterword
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