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Wells H.G.

Okładka książki The First Men In The Moon

49,00 zł 42,85 zł


‘As we saw it first it was the wildest and most desolate of scenes. We were in an enormous amphitheatre, a vast circular plain, the floor of the giant crater. Its cliff-like wall closed us in on every side . . .’ Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishman decide to tackle the most prestigious goal – space travel. They construct a sphere that will ultimately take them to the moon. On landing, they encounter what seems like an utterly barren landscape but they soon find signs that the planet was once very much alive. Then they hear curious hammering sounds from beneath the surface, and come face to face with the Selenites, a race of insect-like aliens living in a rigidly organised hive society.
Okładka książki The Crystal Egg & Other Stories

11,55 zł 10,10 zł


From "The Crystal Egg": There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of "C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities," was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys (one holding a lamp), an old-fashioned cabinet, a flyblown ostrich egg or so, some fishing-tackle, and an extraordinarily dirty, empty glass fish tank. There was also, at the moment the story begins, a mass of crystal, worked into the shape of an egg and brilliantly polished. The clergyman, without any ceremony, asked the price of the crystal egg.
Okładka książki Kipps & The History of Mr Polly

11,55 zł 10,10 zł


These comic novels will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped by circumstance. Their central characters, Artie Kipps and Alfred Polly, are prisoners of their modest social class, limited education, dull work, and sterile relationships. In Wells' hands they break out of the cages that society has constructed for them, learning after bitter experience the truth that 'if the world does not please you, you can change it'. This message, a revolutionary one in its day for the growing army of Edwardian clerks and drapers, is handled with a rich comedy and freshness that belies its deadly seriousness.
Okładka książki The War of the Worlds & War in the Air

11,55 zł 10,10 zł


The narrator of The War of the Worlds is quick to discover that what appeared to be a falling star was, in fact, a metallic cylinder landing from Mars. Six million people begin to flee London in panic as tentacled invaders emerge and overpower the city. With their heat-ray, killing machines, black gas, and a taste for fresh human blood, is there anything that can be done to stop the Martians? In The War in the Air, naive but resourceful Bert Smallways is thrilled by speed and fascinated by the new flying machines. His curiosity sweeps him away by accident into a German plan to conquer America, beginning with the destruction of New York. The ease of movement in aerial warfare means that nothing and nobody is safe as Total War erupts, civilisation crumbles, and Bert's hopes of getting back to London to marry his love seem impossibly distant.
Okładka książki The Time Machine & Other Works

11,55 zł 10,10 zł


In these 'scientific romances' H. G. Wells sees the present reflected in the future and the future in the present. His aim is to provoke rather than predict. The Sleeper falls into a trance, waking up two centuries later as the richest man in a world of new technologies, power-greedy leaders, sensual elites, and brutalised industrial slaves. Arriving in the year 802,701, the Time-Traveller finds that humanity has evolved into two drastically different species; going farther still, he witnesses the ultimate fate of the solar system. The Chronic Argonauts, the original version of The Time Machine, pits a scientist with daring views of time and space against superstitious villagers. In all three works Wells laces vivid adventure stories with the latest ideas in biology and physics.
Okładka książki The Island of Doctor Moreau & Other Stories

11,55 zł 10,10 zł


'Each time I dip a living creature into the bath of burning pain, I say: this time I will burn out all the animal, this time I will make a rational creature of my own!' declares Doctor Moreau to hapless narrator Edward Prendick. Moreau's highly controversial methods and ambitions conflict with the religious, moral and scientific norms of his day and Wells later called The Island of Doctor Moreau 'a youthful exercise in blasphemy'. Today his vivid depictions of the Beast People still strike modern readers with an uncanny glimpse of the animal in the human, while the behaviour of humans leave us wondering who is the most monstrous after all. This volume unites four of Wells' liveliest and most engaging tales of the strange evolution and behaviour of animals - including human beings. The Island of Doctor Moreau is followed by three fantastic yet chillingly plausible short stories of human-animal encounters. The Empire of the Ants is a darkly humorous account of intelligent Amazonian ants threatening to displace humans as ‘the lords of the future and masters of the earth’. In The Sea Raiders, the south coast of England is terrorized by an unwelcome visit from deep-sea predator Haploteuthis ferox, while Æpyornis Island provides a marooned egg collector with an unusual companion.
Okładka książki The Invisible Man & The Food of the Gods

11,55 zł 10,10 zł


At the end of the nineteenth century a stranger arrives in the Sussex countryside and mayhem ensues; in the sleepy county of Kent a miracle food brings biological chaos that engulfs and threatens the entire planet. H. G. Wells's fertile and mercurial imagination never brought us more bizarre and unsettling stories than those revealed in The Invisible Man (1897) and The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (1904). These are stories of extraordinary physical transformations and are at once extremely funny and richly imaginative. At the same time, Wells poses some very probing questions about the ethical dimensions to science and the human capacity for both pity and cruelty. Brought together for the first time in this new Wordsworth edition, The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods are two of Wells's most entertaining and thought-provoking works.
Okładka książki Niewidzialny człowiek

39,00 zł 28,66 zł


H.G. Wells to mistrz w swoim fachu - jego dzieła z gatunku science-fiction wciąż budzą fascynację i zainteresowanie wśród fanów tego gatunku. Nie inaczej jest z "Niewidzialnym człowiekiem". Książka ta opowiada o tajemniczym mężczyźnie, który pewnego dnia puka do drzwi gospody z obandażowaną głową i wynajmuje pokój bezterminowo. Kiedy gospodarze chcą odkryć jego tajemnicę dowiadują się przerażających rzeczy.
Okładka książki The Invisible Man

49,00 zł 36,01 zł

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THE INVISIBLE MAN tells the story of Griffin, a brilliant and obsessed scientist dedicated to achieving invisibility. Taking whatever action is necessary to keep his incredible discovery safe, he terrorises the local village where he has sought refuge. Wells skilfully weaves the themes of science, terror and pride as the invisible Griffin gradually loses his sanity and, ultimately, his humanity.
Okładka książki The Food of the Gods

49,00 zł 36,01 zł

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Two scientists develop a foodstuff that causes unparalleled growth in animals and humans. The results of their experimentation lead to chaos and unforseen consequences throughout the land. THE FOOD OF THE GODS deals with many issues which are still present in science today and is a both witty and disturbing tale.
Okładka książki The Time Machine

49,00 zł 36,01 zł

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A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing, the Traveller faces a fight to enter the Morlocks' domain and return to his own time. THE TIME MACHINE remains one of the cornerstones of science-fiction literature and has proved hugely influential.
Okładka książki The Island Of Doctor Moreau

49,00 zł 36,01 zł

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When Edward Pendrick is rescued after the shipwreck of the Lacy Vain, he finds himself aboard a vessel carrying a menagerie of wild animals and their keeper, Montgomery. Nursed back to health by Montgomery, Pendrick is put ashorewith the man and his beasts on an unknown island where he encounters Montgomery's master, the brilliant and sinister Doctor Moreau. And soon, Pandrick discovers that the island holds a dark and terrible secret - Doctor Moreau has been playing God.
Okładka książki The War of the Worlds

49,00 zł 36,01 zł

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H.G. Wells' classic novel sees Victorian England invaded by Mars. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines, armed with heatrays and impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. In a world in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art. Technology and powered flight is just a dream, humanity is helpless against the Martian killing machines, and faces the threat ot te massacre of Mankind.
Okładka książki The Shape Of Things To Come

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When Dr Philip Raven, a diplomat working for the League of Nations, dies in the 1930s, he leaves behind a book of dreams outlining the visions he has been experiencing for many years. These visions seem to be glimpses into the future, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years. This fictional ‘history of the future’ proved prescient in many ways, as Wells predicted events such as the Second World War, the rise of chemical warfare, climate change and the growing instability of the Middle East.
Okładka książki The Time Machine

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A special edition of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary.A brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. The time traveller finds himself on an idyllic Earth inhabited by the small, incredibly beautiful Eloi people who live quiet, purposeless lives in paradise. Yet all is not as it seems, and beneath the earth Morlocks - a terrifying, cannibal race that toil in the darkness - are lying in wait . . .Considered by many to be the best science-fiction novel of all time, The Time Machine is a pioneering classic and truly gripping tale from the author of The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man.
Okładka książki The H.G. Wells Collection

58,80 zł 51,42 zł

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Collected together here are seven of the most iconic novels of H.G. Wells, the father of science fiction himself. With each story, he presents a unique and exciting twist. In The Invisible Man, a scientist's experimentation with visibility goes disastriusly wrong. The Time Machine features a traveller recounting his adventures into the future, and The Island of Doctor Moreau explores the terrifying boundaries of human and animal morality.
Okładka książki Przemiana / Wehikuł czasu z podręcznym słownikiem angielsko-polskim

58,00 zł 42,62 zł

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Pakiet, w którego skład wchodzą: Przemiana / Metamorphosis - już pierwsze zdanie opowiadania wydanego w 1915 roku, wrzuca czytelnika w świat groteskowy, karykaturalny - i tym ciekawszy, że podany z chłodnym dystansem. Gregor Samsa budzi się pewnego poranka i stwierdza, że zamienił się w olbrzymiego robaka. Poczucie bezsilności i wyobcowania jednostki, brak emocjonalnych więzi międzyludzkich, potrzeba obrony przed tym, co zastajemy i w jakich ramach zostajemy uwięzieni - tym wszystkim jest „Przemiana” i jej ponadczasowość. Lektura dla tych, dla których książka jest odbiciem świata, ale widzianym w pękniętym lustrze. Wehikuł czasu / The Time Machine z podręcznym słownikiem angielsko-polskim - powieść science fiction, napisana przez H. G. Wells’a, w 1895 roku. Książka przedstawia wizję odległej o tysiące lat przyszłości. Cywilizacja zmierza ku zagładzie, a rasa ludzka uległa degeneracji. Książka opowiada historię młodego naukowca, którego marzeniem jest podróżowanie w czasie. Niestety gdy jego marzenie się spełnia nie trafia wcale do raju, tylko do świata niszczejącego i zmierzającego ku zagładzie.
Okładka książki The Island of Doctor Moreau

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'The eyes that glanced at me shone with a pale-green light' A crazed vivisectionist engineers a new super-breed of monstrous 'Beast Men' on a remote Pacific island, in H. G. Wells's Victorian scientific nightmare of man playing god.
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