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Synopsis:

A classic sci-fi masterpiece is reissued just in time for the Christmas 2001 release of DreamWorks's motion picture version, starring Guy Pearce ("L.A. Confidential") and Jeremy Irons ("Brideshead Revisited, Reversal of Fortune") and directed by H.G. Wells's great-grandson, Simon Wells.

About the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441009190
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Publisher:
Ace
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Edition Number:
Ace mass-market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
100-01
Publication Date:
20011201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.79x4.24x.45 in. .18 lbs.

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