In this thought-provoking masterpiece, H.G. Wells predicts the inventions that will inadvertently lead to mass destruction, forcing the world to "start over." You will see many similarities between H.G. Wells' new world and today's world due to the recent technological revolution. This stimulating novel will leave you wondering if and when the remaining predictions will come to pass!
Graham was a young man when he was overcome by a strange deep sleep. He was still youthful when he finally woke up - two hundred years later! And the world that he resumed life in was a fabulous one, a world of great marvels and scientific achievement, whose strange underlying economy was that it was all his private property, for the acquisition of interest and the testaments of others had made Graham the Sleeper the sole final owner of everything - with an administrative council that dictated to the world in his name!
On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers.
"Way ahead of its time!"
The Epic of Gilgamesh relates the tale of the fifth king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern-day Iraq), who reigned for 126 years, according to the ancient Sumerian list of kings. Gilgamesh was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.
"Poetic translation of an epic story"
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels, and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents is a superb and varied collection of 15 of Wells' best stories, first published in 1894.
Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as a gentleman's outfitter in a small town. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future - after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a world of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.
"I kept going for the narration"
When the Vicar of a small village accidentally shoots down a "strange bird" it turns out to be an angel, who finds the customs and manners of Earth very strange indeed!
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