H. G. Wells

  • Les premiers hommes dans la lune

    H. G. Wells

    • Ecole des loisirs
    • 19 Septembre 2018

    Lorsque, le 20 juillet 1969, les astronautes américains de la mission Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong et Buzz Aldrin, posent le pied sur la Lune, ils réalisent un vieux rêve de l'humanité qui a déjà inspiré quelques auteurs, et notamment Herbert George Wells. En effet, dès 1901, ce dernier imagine deux personnages bien différents, le savant Cavor et l'homme d'affaires Bedford, qui, ayant accompli presque secrètement cet exploit, rencontrent les habitants de la Lune et découvrent un nouveau mode de société...C'est dans ce roman qui invite au voyage et à la réflexion qu'apparaît la fameuse « cavorite », ce matériau imaginaire libéré des lois de la gravité qui va permettre aux deux héros de propulser leur engin spatial jusqu'à la Lune. La lecture de récits d'anticipation consacrés, notamment, aux « voyages lunaires » est recommandée dans les programmes en classe de 5e pour illustrer l'entrée « Imaginer des univers nouveaux ». 12/13 ans.

  • The War of the Worlds

    H. G. Wells

    • Penguin books uk
    • 26 Avril 2012

    The Penguin English Library Edition of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells 'Death!' I shouted. 'Death is coming! Death!' In this pioneering, shocking and nightmarish tale, naive suburban Londoners investigate a strange cylinder from space, but are instantly incinerated by an all-destroying heat-ray. Soon, gigantic killing machines that chase and feed on human prey are threatening the whole of humanity. A pioneering work of alien invasion fiction, The War of the World 's journalistic style contrasts disturbingly with its horrifying visions of the human race under siege. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

  • The Island of Doctor Moreau

    H. G. Wells

    • Penguin books uk
    • 25 Octobre 2012

    Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying cargo a menagerie of savage animals. Tended to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts.

  • THE TIME MACHINE - COLLECTOR''S LIBRARY 92

    H. G. Wells

    • Macmillan
    • 26 Janvier 2017

    In The Time Machine by H. G. Wells - a hugely influential, groundbreaking work of science fiction - 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 in a verdant, seemingly idyllic landscape where he is greeted by the diminutive Eloi people. The Eloi are beautiful but weak and indolent, and the explorer is perplexed by their fear of the dark. He soon discovers the reason for their fear - the Eloi are not the only race to have inherited the earth. When his time machine disappears, the Time Traveller must descend alone into the subterranean tunnels of the Morlocks - a terrifying, carnivorous people who toil in darkness - to reclaim it.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Time Machine features an introduction by Dr Mark Bould.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

  • Des hommes comme des dieux

    H. G. Wells

    • Terre de brume
    • 21 Septembre 2018

    Alors qu?il a décidé de prendre de la distance avec son travail et sa famille qui, tous deux, l?ennuie profondément, Mr Barnstaple, suite à un accident de la route, se trouve projeté dans un  parallèle U: topia, Terre jumelle de la nôtre, mais 3 000 ans dans le futur?  Il y découvre une utopie sociale, politique et scientifique en équilibre avec la nature à laquelle il trouve toutes les qualités d?une société idéale. Malheureusement, ce n?est pas le cas de tous les compagnons qui ont subi le même sort que lui et qui refusent obstinément de s?y adapter, tentant même de la remodeler au gré de leurs préjugés tout droits issus de l?ancien monde?
    Bien qu?occulté par des textes plus célèbres d?H. G. Wells,D es Hommes comme des Dieux (Men like Gods), publié en 1923, reste un des meilleurs romans sur l?utopie sociale qui a toujours fasciné l?auteur mais aussi, et peut-être surtout, une fantastique vision prophétique sur l'avenir de nos sociétés malades?

  • The Invisible Man

    H. G. Wells

    • Harper collins uk
    • 26 Janvier 2017

    HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
    ''I beheld, unclouded by doubt, a magnificent vision of all that invisibility might mean to a man - the mystery, the power, the freedom.'' Griffin, a stranger, arrives at the local inn of an English village, entirely shrouded in bandages. Forbidding and unfriendly, he confines himself to his room. Driven away by the villagers and turning to an old friend for help, Griffin reveals that he has discovered how to make himself invisible, and plans to use his condition for treacherous ends. But when his friend refuses to join his quest, Griffin turns murderous, threatening to seek revenge on all who have betrayed him.
    H. G. Wells'' controversial works are considered modern classics of the science fiction genre. Originally serialised in 1897, The Invisible Man is a fascinating exploration of power, corruption and science.

  • The Time Machine

    H. G. Wells

    • Signet usa
    • 4 Novembre 2014

    The revolutionary novel that catapulted readers into the future, from the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. Ive had a most amazing time.... So begins the Time Travellers astonishing firsthand account of his journey eight hundred thousand years beyond his own era--and the story that launched H. G. Wellss successful career. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machines lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races--the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks--who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wellss expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come. With an Introduction by Greg Bear and an Afterword by Simon J. James

  • A Slip Under the Microscope

    H. G. Wells

    • Penguin books uk
    • 25 Février 2015

    'I will go in, out of this dust and heat, out of this dry glitter of vanity, out of these toilsome futilities. I will go and never return.' Three disturbing, mysterious and moving stories from Wells, science-fiction pioneer. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. H. G. Wells (1866-1946). Wells's works available in Penguin Classics are Ann Veronica, The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories, The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Kipps, Love and Mr Lewisham, A Modern Utopia, The New Machiavelli, The Shape of Things to Come, A Short History of the World, The Sleeper Awakes, The Time Machine, Tono-Bungay, The War in the Air and The War of the Worlds.

  • Au temps de la comète Nouv.

  • L'homme invisible

    H. G. Wells

    • Books on demand
    • 17 Janvier 2019

    Le savant Griffin, après 15 ans de recherches et des dépenses qui l'ont ruiné, invente une formule pour devenir invisible. Après avoir fait l'expérience sur le chat de sa voisine, il décide d'expérimenter la formule sur lui même, notamment pour fuir ses créanciers (loyer non payé pour cause de manque d'argent et accusé de vivisection sur le chat de sa voisine ce qui est faux). Il devient alors totalement invisible.

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