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Twelve Stories And A Dream

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Twelve Stories and a Dream -- "A Dream of Armageddon": "That book," he repeated, pointing a lean finger, "is about dreams. Dreams tell you nothing." I did not catch his meaning for a second. "They don't know," he added. I looked a little more attentively at his face. "There are dreams," he said, "and dreams." Also includes "Filmer," "The Magic Shop," "The Valley of Spiders ...more
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Oscar
En la actualidad es difícil sorprender al aficionado al género fantástico y de ciencia ficción, con la cantidad de ideas y medios con los que nos bombardean. Pero hubo una época en que el público se sorprendía ante la atrevida imaginación de ciertos autores. Este era el caso de H.G. Wells, todo un pionero que abrió el camino para muchos otros escritores dedicados a mostrarnos invasiones alienígenas, experimentos genéticos, viajes en el tiempo, a la Luna, y aventuras varias. Wells fue un adelanta ...more
Ken Doggett
Dec 12, 2015 Ken Doggett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not everybody would like this book because not everybody likes short stories, but that's only part of the "problem," if that's what it is. Twelve Stories and a Dream is exactly that, twelve stories and a final story that's related as a dream. The copy I read is in the public domain, and offered free by Amazon, and probably other sources as well.

Most of the stories are very minor; they open, state a problem, resolve it and end unceremoniously. The book was published in 1903, and that seemed to be
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Diane
Dec 03, 2016 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting collection of Wells' short stories, including my personal favorite, "The Truth About Pyecraft," a very humorous fantasy story about a man who wants to lose weight - and gets a lot more than he bargained for. Very funny. There's an excellent LibriVox recording of this story.

Another classic Wells story is "The Story of an Inexperienced Ghost," about a man who befriends a rather sad, pathetic ghost. The story starts out humorous, but has a surprising ending. I really wasn't expectin
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Berenice Cedillo
Algunas historias muy divertidas y otras un poco aburridas pero en general un buen libro.
Octavio Villalpando
H.G. Wells es un escritor primordial de la ciencia ficción, por tanto a veces es difícil no pensar en el como un escritor que pudiera incursionar en otros campos, como en verdad podía hacerlo. Y bueno, no es para menos: cuando has escrito cosas tan influyentes como "La guerra de los mundos", "El hombre invisible" o "La máquina del tiempo" no se puede esperar que tu nombre no sea ligado por la eternidad a esos temas. Sin embargo, Wells era un escritor bastante competente en términos generales, co ...more
Francisco
3,5 estrellas. Merecería más nota si no fuese tan irregular. Los mejores relatos, para mi gusto, son:

- "La verdad sobre Pyecraft", un cuento humorístico y extraño muy original.

- "El nuevo acelerador", donde aparece el mejor Wells, el del "y si".

- "El tesoro de Mr Brisher", que me ha parecido cultivar una vena satírica poco común en Wells, más en la línea de humor con mala leche de Roald Dahl.

- "El sueño de Armaggedon", cautivador, hipnotizante, lo que se nota en el sentimiento de nostalgia por a
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Edith Wasco
Apr 20, 2014 Edith Wasco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una excelente antología. La mayoría de los cuentos son divertids o interesantes y bien escritos. Los cuentos no siguen una línea particular y hay un poco de todo: aventuras, ciencia ficción, fantasía, comedia, drama. Muy completo el rango de emociones, géneros y abordajes que nos deja Wells en sus relatos. Lo recomiendo bastante.
B. Zedan
Jun 17, 2008 B. Zedan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Folks who dig the dreamy unease of thinking
The weirdest thing kept happening as I read this. I kept thinking I was reading something by Ray Bradbury. It's so dreamy and just a touch off.

I loved it, of course. This book is totally the brain-baby of Wells and Bradbury, somehow.
Alison
Aug 01, 2013 Alison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an alright book and a few of the short stories I did enjoy reading. It's definitely not one of Wells' books that I would recommend people to read but it's great for reading just before going to bed. It was a little tedious in the beginning but after the first short story, I enjoyed the book.
Ki Goff
Mar 12, 2012 Ki Goff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love it! This book not only has my absolute favorite horror/humor story of all time ("The Inexperienced Ghost") but many awesome other pieces. Excellent collection. Available for free at Project Gutenberg.
jjonas
Nov 24, 2016 jjonas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A bunch of completely pointless short stories that I got absolutely nothing out of.
Hecatombe
Aug 03, 2011 Hecatombe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantásticos relatos <3
David Hibberd
This is an interesting collection of stories from the turn of the 19th century. It was a fun read.
Steve TK
Nobody sends me to the dictionary so much as H.G. Wells.
Coral
Feb 10, 2015 Coral rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Se trata de un Wells diferente. Algunos de los relatos se alejan del estilo más conocido del autor, abordando géneros como la fantasía y el realismo.

Siempre es un placer leer a Wells.
D.
Jun 06, 2007 D. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the master. his prose style is unequaled in this petty, doomed genre.
bluetyson
Twelve Stories And a Dream by H. G. Wells (2006)
Shilpi Goel
Not one of HG Wells' MUST-READS.
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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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