The First Men In The Moon

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing...

Aepyornis Island

It was about the end of the second year our little paradise went wrong. Friday was then about fourteen feet high to the bill of him, with a big, broad head like the end of a...

The Stolen Body

Mr. Bessel was the senior partner in the firm of Bessel, Hart, and Brown, of St. Paul’s Churchyard, and for many years he was well known among those interested in psychical...

The Time Machine

"The Time Machine" is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative.The work is generally credited with the popularization...

The Hammerpond Park Burglary

It is a moot point whether burglary is to be considered as a sport, a trade, or an art. For a trade, the technique is scarcely rigid enough, and its claims to be considered an art...

The Sleeper Awakes

Graham, an Englishman living in London in 1897 takes drugs to cure insomnia and falls into a coma. He wakes up in 2100. He later learns that he has inherited huge wealth and that...

The History Of Mr. Polly

Alfred Polly lives in the imaginary town of Fishbourne in Kent, England. A miserable Mr. Polly. He hates Foxbourne, he hates Foxbourne High Street, he hates his shop and his wife...

The Sea Lady

A mermaid comes ashore on the southern coast of England feigning a desire to become part of genteel society under the alias Miss Doris Thalassia Waters. The mermaid's real design...

The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit tells how an angel spends a little more than a week in southern England. He is at first mistaken for a bird because of his dazzling polychromatic plumage, for...

The Time Machine

The Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H. G. Wells’s successful career...

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