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Wells, H. G. (Herbert George) 1866-1946

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The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Book )

822 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 15,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth
The time machine by H. G Wells( Book )

983 editions published between 1609 and 2014 in 31 languages and held by 12,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time traveler voyages into the year 802701 to discover that the world is divided into two groups, the Morlocks and the Eloi
The invisible man by H. G Wells( Book )

732 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in 37 languages and held by 11,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a scientist who discovers how to make his body become invisible, but, when he can't make himself visible again, becomes violently insane
The outline of history, being a plain history of life and mankind by H. G Wells( Book )

531 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 7,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tono-Bungay by H. G Wells( Book )

328 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 6,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Ponderovo's quiet young life is changed for ever when he is forced to leave home and is apprenticed to his dynamic Uncle Edward in his chemist's shop. Edward, determined to 'strike out', invents a bogus medicine called Tono-Bungay which earns him a vast fortune. George's share of the wealth enables him to live out his fantasies by building an aeroplane. As he witnesses the spectacular rise of the Tono-Bungay empire he contemplates a corrupt English society that allows his uncle to wield so much power. This is the only popular edition of the text to include Wells's final revisions. The notes explain his multi-layered allusions, and the Introduction places the novel in its literary and historical context
The first men in the moon by H. G Wells( Book )

367 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--BOOK JACKET
Ann Veronica by H. G Wells( )

187 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Veronica is about the artificiality of modern life, the war between parents and children, the rights of women, the mysteries of love, and the struggles of a young woman to understand and integrate love into the larger meaning of her life
The history of Mr. Polly by H. G Wells( Book )

286 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of an unsuccessful, imaginative tradesman who, on sudden impulse, vanishes while his house is on fire and roams about on whimsical adventure. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The island of Doctor Moreau by H. G Wells( )

313 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 3,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a shipwreck a young naturalist finds himself on an island run by a mad scientist intent on creating a strain of Beast Men
The time machine by H. G Wells( Recording )

192 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Time Traveller first steps out of his magnificent time transport machine in the year 802,700! He finds the Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists and decides to study this lush land of flower people before returning to his own age
Soul of a bishop by H. G Wells( )

62 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wells's thinly veiled autobiographical novel (1922), English gentleman Sir Richard Hardy tries to sort out his marital problems—by touring the countryside with Dr. Martineau, his psychiatrist. The story has also been called a love letter to birth-control activist Margaret Sanger, with whom Wells had a passionate affair
The island of Dr. Moreau by H. G Wells( Book )

151 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After narrowly missing death at sea, a young man encounters an eccentric scientist on a lonely island, which leads to terror and a fight for survival
The wheels of chance a bicycling idyll by H. G Wells( )

175 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

166 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate tale of Earth's invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be ... but was it?
The new Machiavelli by H. G Wells( Book )

182 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful author and Liberal MP with a loving and benevolent wife, Richard Remington appears to be a man to envy. But underneath his superficial contentment, he is far from happy with either his marriage or the politics of his party. The New Machiavelli describes the disarray into which his life is thrown, when he meets the young and beautiful Isabel Rivers and becomes tormented by desire. At first, he struggles to resist and remain focused upon his familiar political, personal and social life. But as he soon learns, it is harder than he could have imagined to turn his back on love
The complete short stories of H.G. Wells by H. G Wells( Book )

249 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stolen bacillus -- The flowering of the strange orchid -- In the Avu observatory -- The triumphs of a taxidermist -- A deal in ostriches -- Through a window -- The temptation of Harringay -- The flying man -- The diamond maker -- Aepyornis island -- The remarkable case of Davidson's eyes -- The Lord of the Dynamos -- The Hammerpond Park burglary -- The moth -- The treasure in the forest -- The Plattner story -- The argonauts of the air -- The story of the late Mr Elvesham -- In the abyss -- The apple -- Under the knife -- The sea raiders -- Pollock and the Porroh man -- The red room -- The cone --The purple pileus -- The jilting of Jane -- In the modern vein : an unsympathetic love story -- A catastrophe -- The lost inheritance -- The sad story of a dramatic critic -- A slip under the microscope -- The crystal egg -- The star -- A story of the Stone Age -- A story of the days to come -- The man who could work miracles -- Filmer -- The magic shop -- The valley of spiders -- The truth about Pyecraft -- Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland -- The inexperienced ghost -- Jimmy Goggles the god -- The new accelerator -- Mr Ledbetter's vacation -- The stolen body -- Mr Brisher's treasure -- Miss Winchelsea's heart -- A dream of Armageddon -- The door in the wall -- The empire of the ants -- A vision of judgment -- The land ironclads -- The beautiful suit -- The pearl of love -- The country of the blind -- The reconciliation -- My first aeroplane -- Little mother up the Morderberg -- The story of the last trump -- The grisly folk -- A tale of the twentieth century -- Walcote -- The devotee of art -- The man with a nose -- A perfect gentleman on wheels -- Wayde's essence -- A misunderstood artist -- Le mari terrible -- The Rajah's treasure -- The presence by the fire -- Mr Marshall's doppelganger -- The thing in no. 7 -- The thumbmark -- A family elopement -- Our little neighbour -- How Gabriel became Thompson -- How Pingwill was routed -- The loyalty of Esau Common -- The wild asses of the devil -- Answer to prayer -- The queer story of Brownlow's newspaper -- The country of the blind (revised version)
A modern utopia by H. G Wells( Book )

156 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British novelist, historian, and social critic shares his view of a modern welfare state on a global level
The invisible man by H. G Wells( Recording )

109 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stranger came early in February ... He was wrapped up from head to foot and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose." After being evicted by his innkeeper, the invisible man reveals his "secret" and escapes without being seen by anyone. This eerie beginning develops into the story behind the "disfigured stranger" as he is hunted through the English countryside. Once a brilliant scientist, Griffin has been gradually consumed by his research. When he finally achieve his goal, the final result is his departure from humanity. He feels no remorse in using his invisibility to gratify his increasing desires. As he gradually loses his mid, it is hard to determine if it is a result of his chemical concoction, or a simple continuation of his moral decline. At a time when science fiction was depicting what wonders the future would bring, H.G. Wells was one the first writers to explore the dark side of science and portray how easily mortal man could be corrupted when tempted by seemingly unlimited power. - Container
Love and Mr. Lewisham by H. G Wells( Book )

174 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God the invisible king by H. G Wells( )

58 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1917 work of nonfiction, a sequel to First and Last Things , Wells declared his profound belief in a personal and intimate God." However, he was highly critical of organized Christianity since the Council of Nicaea. An agnostic on the issue of creation, he argues for the role of God as Redeemer
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Bliss, Reginald.

Bliss Reginald 1866-1946

Boon, George, 1866-1946

H. G. Wells


Uèlls, Gerbert.

Uells, Gerbert 1866-1946

Uèlls, Gerbert Džordž.

Uélls, Guerbert 1866-1946

Uėlʹs, Gerbert D. 1866-1946

Uelʹs, Gerbert Dschordsch 1866-1946

Uelss, H., 1866-1946

Ugel's, Gerbert D.

Vėlls, Chėrbėrt 1866-1946

Vells, H. (Herberts), 1866-1946

Vels, Gerbert, 1866-1946.

Vels, H. Dž.

Vels, Herbert, 1866-1946

Vels, Herbert Džordž

Velʹs, Khėrbert Zh 1866-1946

Velsas, Herbertas 1866-1946

Velsas, Herbertas Džordžas 1866-1946

Velss, H. G., 1866-1946

Velss, H. (Herberts), 1866-1946

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Wells , Erberto Giorgio

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Wels, Herberṭ Ǧôrǧ 1866-1946

Weruzu, H. G. 1866-1946

Wīlz, H.Ǧ., 1866-1946

Wīlz, Hirbirt Ǧūrǧ, 1866-1946

WLS, H. G. 1866-1946

Вельс, Хэрберт Ж 1866-1946

Уэллс, Герберт.

Уэллс, Герберт, 1866-1946

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וולס, ה. ג׳

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ウェルズ, H. G.

ウェルズ, ハーバート・ジョージ

ウエルズ, H. G.

威尔士赫伯特·乔治 1866-1946

韦尔斯赫·乔 1866-1946

The time machineThe invisible manThe outline of history, being a plain history of life and mankindTono-BungayThe first men in the moonAnn VeronicaThe history of Mr. PollyThe island of Doctor Moreau