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The New World Order

The New World Order


Herbert George Wells

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The New World Order by H. G. Wells Whether it is attainable, how it can be attained, and what sort of world a world at peace will have to be. 1.THE END OF AN AGE In this small book I want to set down as compactly, clearly and usefully as possible the gist of what I have learnt about war and peace in the course of my life. I am not going to write peace propaganda here. I am going to strip down certain general ideas and realities of primary importance to their framework, and so prepare a nucleus ...

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

Twelve Stories and a Dream


Herbert George Wells

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TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM By H. G. Wells 1. FILMER In truth the mastery of flying was the work of thousands of menthis man a suggestion and that an experiment, until at last only one vigorous intellectual effort was needed to finish the work. But the inexorable injustice of the popular mind has decided that of all these thousands, one man, and that a man who never flew, should be chosen as the discoverer, just as it has chosen to honour Watt as the discoverer of steam and Stephenson of the ...

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Tono Bungay

Tono Bungay


Herbert George Wells

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TONO-BUNGAY by H.G Wells BOOK THE FIRST THE DAYS BEFORE TONO-BUNGAY WAS INVENTED CHAPTER THE FIRST OF BLADESOVER HOUSE, AND MY MOTHER AND THE CONSTITUTION OF SOCIETY I Most people in this world seem to live in character they have a beginning, a middle and an end, and the three are congruous one with another and true to the rules of their type. You can speak of them as being of this sort of people or that. They are, as theatrical people say, no more and no less than character actors. They have a ...

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The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit


Herbert George Wells

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The Wonderful Visit by H. G. Wells The Night of the Strange Bird. I. On the Night of the Strange Bird, many people at Sidderton and some nearer saw a Glare on the Sidderford moor. But no one in Sidderford saw it, for most of Sidderford was abed. All day the wind had been rising, so that the larks on the moor chirruped fitfully near the ground, or rose only to be driven like leaves before the wind. The sun set in a bloody welter of clouds, and the moon was hidden. The glare, they say, was golden ...

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The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman


Herbert George Wells

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THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN BY H. G. WELLS CHAPTER THE FIRST Introduces Lady Harman 1 The motor-car entered a little white gate, came to a porch under a thick wig of jasmine, and stopped. The chauffeur indicated by a movement of the head that this at last was it. A tall young woman with a big soft mouth, great masses of blue-black hair on either side of a broad, low forehead, and eyes of so dark a brown you might have thought them black, drooped forward and surveyed the house with a mixture of ...

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The Wheels of Chance: a Bicycling Idyll

The Wheels of Chance: a Bicycling Idyll


Herbert George Wells

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THE WHEELS OF CHANCE: A BICYCLING IDYLL By H.G. Wells I. THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTER IN THE STORY If you presuming you are of the sex that does such thingsif you had gone into the Drapery Emporiumwhich is really only magnificent for shopof Messrs. Antrobus Co.a perfectly fictitious Co., by the byeof Putney, on the 14th of August, 1895, had turned to the right-hand side, where the blocks of white linen and piles of blankets rise up to the rail from which the pink and blue prints depend, you might ...

Keywords: Cycling -- Fiction
The War in the Air

The War in the Air


Herbert George Wells

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THE WAR IN THE AIR By H. G. Wells CHAPTER I. OF PROGRESS AND THE SMALLWAYS FAMILY 1 This here Progress, said Mr. Tom Smallways, it keeps on. Youd hardly think it could keep on, said Mr. Tom Smallways. It was along before the War in the Air began that Mr. Smallways made this remark. He was sitting on the fence at the end of his garden and surveying the great Bun Hill gas-works with an eye that neither praised nor blamed. Above the clustering gasometers three unfamiliar shapes appeared, thin, ...

Keywords: Aeronautics Aircraft Fiction Military
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents


Herbert George Wells

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THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS BY H.G. WELLS THE STOLEN BACILLUS This again, said the Bacteriologist, slipping a glass slide under the microscope, is a preparation of the celebrated Bacillus of cholerathe cholera germ. The pale-faced man peered down the microscope. He was evidently not accustomed to that kind of thing, and held a limp white hand over his disengaged eye. I see very little, he said. Touch this screw, said the Bacteriologist perhaps the microscope is out of focus for you. ...

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The Star

The Star


Herbert George Wells

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The Star It was on the first day of the New Year that the announcement was made, almost simultaneously from three observatories, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outermost of all the planets that wheel about the sun, had become very erratic. Ogilvy had already called attention to a suspected retardation in its velocity in December. Such a piece of news was scarcely calculated to interest a world the greater portion of whose inhabitants were unaware of the existence of the planet ...

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The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes


Herbert George Wells

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THE SLEEPER AWAKES A Revised Edition of When the Sleeper Wakes H.G. WELLS PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION When the Sleeper Wakes, whose title I have now altered to The Sleeper Awakes, was first published as a book in 1899 after a serial appearance in the Graphic and one or two American and colonial periodicals. It is one of the most ambitious and least satisfactory of my books, and I have taken the opportunity afforded by this reprinting to make a number of excisions and alterations. Like most of my ...

Keywords: Dystopias -- Fiction London (England) -- Fiction Science Fiction Technological innovations -- Fiction Time travel -- Fiction Twenty-first century -- Fiction
The Sea Lady

The Sea Lady


Herbert George Wells

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THE SEA LADY BY H. G. WELLS CHAPTER THE FIRST. THE COMING OF THE SEA LADY I Such previous landings of mermaids as have left a record, have all a flavour of doubt. Even the very circumstantial account of that Bruges Sea Lady, who was so clever at fancy work, gives occasion to the sceptic. I must confess that I was absolutely incredulous of such things until a year ago. But now, face to face with indisputable facts in my own immediate neighbourhood, and with my own second cousin Melville of ...

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The Salvaging Of Civilisation

The Salvaging Of Civilisation


Herbert George Wells

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THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION BY H. G. WELLS I THE PROBABLE FUTURE OF MANKIND1 1 The present outlook of human affairs is one that admits of broad generalizations and that seems to require broad generalizations. We are in one of those phases of experience which become cardinal in history. A series of immense and tragic events have shattered the self-complacency and challenged the will and intelligence of mankind. That easy general forward movement of human affairs which for several generations ...

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Soul of a Bishop

Soul of a Bishop


Herbert George Wells

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THE SOUL OF A BISHOP By H. G. Wells CHAPTER THE FIRST THE DREAM 1 IT was a scene of bitter disputation. A hawk-nosed young man with a pointing finger was prominent. His face worked violently, his lips moved very rapidly, but what he said was inaudible. Behind him the little rufous man with the big eyes twitched at his robe and offered suggestions. And behind these two clustered a great multitude of heated, excited, swarthy faces.... The emperor sat on his golden throne in the midst of the ...

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Secret Places of the Heart

Secret Places of the Heart


Herbert George Wells

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THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART By H. G. Wells CHAPTER THE FIRST THE CONSULTATION Section 1 The maid was a young woman of great natural calmness she was accustomed to let in visitors who had this air of being annoyed and finding one umbrella too numerous for them. It mattered nothing to her that the gentleman was asking for Dr. Martineau as if he was asking for something with an unpleasant taste. Almost imperceptibly she relieved him of his umbrella and juggled his hat and coat on to a massive ...

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The Research Magnificent

The Research Magnificent


Herbert George Wells

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THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT by H. G. Wells THE PRELUDE ON FEAR AND ARISTOCRACY 1 The story of William Porphyry Benham is the story of a man who was led into adventure by an idea. It was an idea that took possession of his imagination quite early in life, it grew with him and changed with him, it interwove at last completely with his being. His story is its story. It was traceably germinating in the schoolboy it was manifestly present in his mind at the very last moment of his adventurous life. He ...

Keywords: Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction Nobility -- Fiction

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