The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells

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Phoenix Giant, 1999 - 883 pagine
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).

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A wonderful collection of short stories; as with any such collection, there are a few forgettable ones, but no actually poor stories. Some really memorable gems such as the Stolen Bacillus, the ... Leggi recensione completa

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A fantasic and ecletic range of genre and style here. Beautiful writing (esp. The Red Room) allow clever ideas (esp. The Time Machine) to really hit home hard. There are some slightly ridiculous ... Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (1999)

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79.

JOHN R. HAMMOND is a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. His previous books include "H.G. Wells and the Modern Novel" (1988) and "H.G. Wells and the Short Story" (1992). He has also edited "The Complete Short Stories of H.G. Wells" (1998).

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