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Best Stories of H. G. Wells

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This Classic book contains seven classics works of science fiction by H. G. Wells. These include many of his most popular books; THE TIME MACHINE, THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON, THE FOOD OF THE GODS, and THE SLEEPER AWAKES.
Mass Market Paperback, Ballantine Books #S414K
Published 1960 by Ballantine Books
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Morgan (Turbo)
Unfortunately had to give this one up because the library wanted it back. I like H.G. Wells style of writing very much (lot's of big words)
Laura
Jan 23, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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These were great. His writing is so rich and includes clever, funny and resonant turns of phrase. My only complaint was that some stories seemed both pointless and open-ended in such a way that made me wonder if he just sat down at his desk that day and wrote whatever happened to be passing through his mind.
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BEST STORIES OF H.G. WELLS by H.G. Wells (1970)
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Aug 08, 2011 Marc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, read parts of it anyhow. Wells insistence on humans being a speck in the universe is not only refreshing, but timely given our recent discoveries of other planets...
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I had to keep reminding myself that these stories were from a different time and that the societal norms were much different.

There were stories that seemed somewhat prescient, but then I would hit a clunker.

If you are a student of sci-fi and want to read the classics, it is worth the read. If you are looking for pure entertainment, you probably should look for a modern author.
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In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government schol ...more
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