The First Men in the Moon
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The First Men in the Moon

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When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find - a world of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life, on which they may be trapped forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 140.62g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0141441089
  • 9780141441085
  • 145,322

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"Written with astonishing animation and lucidity." --G. K. Chesterton
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About Patrick Parrinder

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'.
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