Mint Condition - Leather
Sterling Publishing, August 2009. FIRST EDITION, thus. Still sealed in publisher shrinkwrap – large colorful leatherbound volume, obviously like new mint condition. Attractive and unique nright silver page edges on all sides. Silk page marker. Bright leather covers with purple background and illustrations and titles in bright silver, copper and gold. Immensely popular during his lifetime, H. G. Wells, along with Jules Verne, is credited with inventing science fiction. This new volume Wells’s best-loved and most critically acclaimed works. In each, the author grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action, not merely to tell a “ripping yarn,” but to offer a biting critique on the world around him. Included here complete & unabridged: 1: The Time Machine, 2: The Island of Dr Moreau, 3: The Invisible Man, 4: The War Of The Worlds, 5: The First Men in the Moon, 6: The Food of the Gods, 7: In the Days of the Comet. “The strength of Mr. Wells,” wrote Arnold Bennett, “lies in the fact that he is not only a scientist, but a most talented student of character, especially quaint character. He will not only ingeniously describe for you a scientific miracle, but he will set down that miracle in the midst of a country village, sketching with excellent humor the inn-landlady, the blacksmith, the chemist’s apprentice, the doctor, and all the other persons whom the miracle affects.” Biography - "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe," H. G. Wells once said. Widely revered as the father of science fiction, the English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian penned ominous -- and educated -- glimpses at humanity's possible future, including some of the all time classics - The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). 944 pages.