The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre.
The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time byFélix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
Herbert George Wells was an English author, best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The chilling novel account of a Martian invasion of London in the nineteenth century—a science fiction classic for all time.
The War of the Worlds inspired the international bestseller The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.This is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories, first published by H.G. Wells in 1898. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers that "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being...
(Les Voyages Extraordinaires) Five Weeks in a Balloon (1869) The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1874–75) A Journey to the Interior of the Earth (1871) From the Earth to the Moon (1867) In Search of the Castaways (1873) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1872) Around The Moon (1873) ('From the Earth to the Moon' Sequel) The Fur Country (1873) Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) The Mysterious Island (1874) The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875) Michael Strogoff (1876) Off on a Comet (1877) The Child of the Cavern (1877) Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen...
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington IrvingABCD Classics
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity."The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34...
The Count of Monte Cristo (Book Center) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #6] by Alexandre Dumas
"Began to read 'Monte Cristo' at six one morning and never stopped till eleven at night." —William Makepeace Thackeray "Alexandre Dumas is more than French, he is European; he's more than European, he is universal." —Victor Hugo "No novelist since Dumas has been more irreverent of the conventions of well-made fiction or any more determined to tell stories without identifiable centers." —Terrence Rafferty
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero,...
The Island of Dr. Moreau (Dover Thrift Editions) by H. G. Wells
Considered one of the fathers of science fiction, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) brought enormous inventiveness and an underlying social vision and moral concern to his strange tales and bizarre imaginings. A student of Darwinian biology, he formed his romantic conceptions of the scientific world at an early age. This novel, one of his first forays into the science fiction genre, concerns a mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist who, in his laboratory on a remote island, performs ghoulish experiments in an attempt to transform animals into men, with monstrous results. It is one of Wells' earliest and...
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 [newly updated] (Golden Deer Classics) by Joseph ConradD. H. LawrenceGeorge EliotLeo TolstoyJames JoyceCharles DickensJane AustenBram StokerOscar WildeGolden Deer Classics
This book, newly updated , contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names - The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri] - Emma [Jane Austen] - Persuasion [Jane Austen] - Pride...
The Canterbury Tales, the New Translation by Geoffrey Chaucer
One spring day, the Narrator of The Canterbury Tales rents a room at the Tabard Inn before he recommences his journey to Canterbury. That evening, a group of people arrive at the inn, all of whom are also going to Canterbury to receive the blessings of "the holy blissful martyr," St. Thomas à Becket. Calling themselves "pilgrims" because of their destination, they accept the Narrator into their company. The Narrator describes his newfound traveling companions.
The Host at the inn, Harry Bailey, suggests that, to make the trip to Canterbury pass more pleasantly, each member of the party tell...
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has sold more copies than any other individual book in history. Almost twice as many as the first Harry Potter book. Over two hundred million copies and counting.
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several...
This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
The Comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It Love’s Labour ’s Lost Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing The Comedy of Errors The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor The Taming of the Shrew The Two Gentlemen of Verona Twelfth Night; or, What you will
The Romances Cymbeline Pericles, Prince of Tyre The Tempest The Winter's Tale
The Tragedies King Lear Romeo and Juliet The History of Troilus and Cressida The Life and...