In Twelve stories and a Dream, the reader will find a surprising Wells extending your search to the fantastic and humorous to the motley recreation of a common bond that unites characters: the emergence in their lives an unusual event, strange, that leads to the most unexpected and hilarious situations... the rogue who becomes the god of a tribe of savages, the phlegmatic Englishman surprised by a ghost in practices 'round', the psychic researcher whose body is kidnapped by a being from another dimension, the amazing effects of a drug called the "new gas", to the strenuous efforts of the obese Mr. Pyecraft to lose weight...
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About the Author
Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946)-known as H. G. Wells-was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics and social commentary, as well as textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Twelve Stories and a Dream based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
The weirdest thing kept happening as I read this. I kept thinking I was reading something by Ray Bradbury. It's so dreamy and just a touch off.I loved it, of course. This book is totally the brain-baby of Wells and Bradbury, somehow.
Parts are excelleent.
Every story in this collection shows why the work H.G. Wells has lasted this long. These stories show the wide range of his imagination telling tales of baried treasury, magic, other worlds, visons of the future, ghosts, and even a tale of love lost. All thirteen tales are excellently written in Wells' classic style. My personal favorites were 'The Magic Shop' and 'A Dream of Armageddon'