Collected Short Stories

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Lulu.com, Oct 1, 2008 - Fiction - 668 pages
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Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer most famous today for the science fiction novels he published between 1895 and 1901: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, and The First Men in the Moon. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. Only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".
 

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Contents

THE TIME MACHINE AND OTHER STORIES
5
A Vision ofJudgment
18
The Beautiful Suit also known as A Moonlight Fable
44
The Pearl of Love
57
THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER STORIES
79
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
85
In the Avu Observatory
92
The Triumphs of a Taxidermist
98
The Treasure in the Forest
166
THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS
173
The Argonauts of the
187
The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham
196
In the Abyss
209
The Apple
221
Under the Knife
228
The Sea Raiders
238

Through a Window
105
The Temptation of Harringay
112
The Diamond Maker
122
Aepyornis Island
128
The Remarkable Case ofDavidsons Eyes
145
The Hammerpond Park Burglary
152
The Moth
158
Pollock and the Porroh
246
The Red Room is also known as The Ghost ofFear
265
The Purple Pileus
274
The Jilting ofJane
283
A Catastrophe
297
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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.

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