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Five Great Science Fiction Novels

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Here, in an attractive gift box, are unabridged editions of the five most popular science-fiction novels of H. G. Wells: The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau,and The War of the Worlds. Five remarkably prescient works by the "father" of modern science fiction include The First Men in the Moon, a 1901 novel about lunar life ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published September 8th 2004 by Dover Publications
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A nice and very inexpensive package of five classic sci-fi novels. One could also call it cheap, it's definitively lo-fi printing and binding, but it does its job. As to the content, I had my problems with H.G.'s style. He is essentially a 19th century man, with the usual optimism and belief in technology to solve humanity's problems (which I don't share). Although he is, indeed, critical, he nonetheless believes.

But my biggest gripe is his slow and pompous Victorian style. Again, it's not as ba
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This Wells collection looks really nice. (It does not look like the picture on this page.)
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Herbert George 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 scholarship in 1884, ...more

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