The Dream

The Dream

by H. G. Wells

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Overview

A man from the future dreams of a past life in this mind-bending story by the author of The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.
 
Known for such classic novels as The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, H. G. Wells is considered one of the fathers of science fiction. In The Dream, he introduces a man from a futuristic utopia who lives the complete life of an early twentieth-century Englishman during a dream.
 
Sarnac, a scientist, falls asleep for a short while. But in a vivid dream, he experiences an entire lifetime two thousand years in the past. Under the name Harry Mortimer Smith, he moves from childhood to boyhood to manhood—and finally, a murderous death. As Sarnac tries to make sense of it all, his two lives will become entangled in a state between dream and reality.
 
“Even in the 21st century, Wells still speaks to our fears and dreams.” —The Washington Post
 
“Nothing is more striking about Mr. Wells . . . than his power of lending freshness and vitality to some well-worn formula of fiction.” —The Spectator

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504061872
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 205
Sales rank: 28,241
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

The son of a professional cricketer and a lady’s maid, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) served apprenticeships as a draper and a chemist’s assistant before winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London. While he is best remembered for his groundbreaking science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.
The son of a professional cricketer and a lady’s maid, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) served apprenticeships as a draper and a chemist’s assistant before winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London. While he is best remembered for his groundbreaking science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day. 

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

Table of Contents

How Harry Mortimer Smith Was Made

The Excursion 6

The Beginning Of The Dream 13

Misfortunes Come Upon the Smith Family 42

The Widow Smith Moves to London 66

The Loves and Death of Harry Mortimer Smith

Fanny Discovers Herself 105

Marriage in War Time 150

Love and Death 177

The Epilogue 203

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