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    La macchina del tempo - L'isola del Dottor Moreau (eNewton Classici) (Italian Edition) Door: H.G. Wells,

    Traduzioni di Tullio Dobner e Gianni PiloEdizioni integraliCreatore di veri e propri miti destinati a durare nel tempo, Wells ottenne uno straordinario successo, che prosegue fino a oggi ininterrotto, perché i progressi della conoscenza e della tecnica non hanno minimamente intaccato la capacità di emozionarci, esaltarci o spaventarci davanti a queste mirabili storie. In La macchina del tempo appare per la prima volta un mezzo meccanico in grado di trasportare avanti e indietro nel tempo chi sappia maneggiarlo. Un gentiluomo inglese, scienziato dilettante, racconta agli amici il viaggio nel lontano futuro che è riuscito a realizzare attraverso quest’ingegnosa macchina. Negli esseri creati in laboratorio dal Dottor Moreau, invece, rivive l’incubo della creatura di Frankenstein ma l’atmosfera è del tutto mutata: l’istinto animale e la lotta per la sopravvivenza rendono la storia di Wells decisamente più moderna ma altrettanto emblematica di quella della Shelley.H.G. WellsHerbert George Wells nacque a Bromley, nel Kent, nel 1866. Frequentò la Normal School of Science di Londra, e dalle conoscenze scientifiche seppe trarre linfa vitale per i suoi romanzi. È considerato il padre della fantascienza moderna, insieme con Jules Verne. Morì a Londra nel 1946. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato La guerra dei mondi, L’uomo invisibile e La macchina del tempo – L’isola del Dottor Moreau.

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    L'uomo invisibile (eNewton Classici) (Italian Edition) Door: H.G. Wells,

    Introduzione di Riccardo ReimTraduzione di Stefano SudriéEdizione integraleScienza e fantasia, rigorose basi teoriche e affascinanti invenzioni: i capolavori di H.G. Wells contengono in nuce gli elementi che costituiscono la fantascienza moderna. L’uomo invisibile racconta la storia di un promettente fisico del XIX secolo che sviluppa un procedimento per rendere invisibile qualsiasi oggetto, e decide di sperimentarlo su se stesso, dando inizio a una serie di imprevedibili conseguenze. Il romanzo, portato sul grande schermo per la prima volta nel 1933, crea un paradigma per i secoli a venire: la storia di Griffin è, alla fine, la tragica presa di coscienza di una solitudine e di un distacco inconciliabili con il mondo. Il futuro, sembra dirci Wells, non è affatto rassicurante.H.G. WellsHerbert George Wells nacque a Bromley, nel Kent, nel 1866. Frequentò la Normal School of Science di Londra, e dalle conoscenze scientifiche seppe trarre linfa vitale per i suoi romanzi. È considerato il padre della fantascienza moderna, insieme con Jules Verne. Morì a Londra nel 1946. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato La guerra dei mondi, L’uomo invisibile e La macchina del tempo – L’isola del Dottor Moreau.

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    La guerra dei mondi (eNewton Classici) (Italian Edition) Door: H.G. Wells,

    Traduzione di Tullio DobnerEdizione integraleOriginariamente pubblicato a Londra nel 1897, La guerra dei mondi resta l’opera più famosa di Wells ed è considerato uno dei primi romanzi del genere fantascientifico. Con i suoi alieni implacabili e apparentemente invincibili, ha prodotto innumerevoli riduzioni, tra le quali è rimasta nella storia quella per la radio, interpretata da Orson Welles nel 1938: la storia, in forma di cronaca, venne narrata in modo così realistico che gli spettatori, terrorizzati, intasarono i centralini, credendo fosse davvero in atto un’invasione di extraterrestri. Altrettanto celebri le due versioni per il cinema, quella del 1953, diretta da Byron Haskin, e quella del 2005, diretta da Steven Spielberg con Tom Cruise nei panni di protagonista.H.G. WellsHerbert George Wells nacque a Bromley, nel Kent, nel 1866. Frequentò la Normal School of Science di Londra, e dalle conoscenze scientifiche seppe trarre linfa vitale per i suoi romanzi. È considerato il padre della fantascienza moderna, insieme con Jules Verne. Morì a Londra nel 1946. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato La guerra dei mondi, L’uomo invisibile e La macchina del tempo – L’isola del Dottor Moreau.

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    The First Men in the Moon (Oxford World's Classics) Door: H. G. Wells,

    'My next clear recollection is that we were prisoners at we knew not what depth beneath the moon's surface ...At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the 'most uneventful place in the world' the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon.Dreaming respectively of scientific renown and of mineral wealth, they fashion a sphere from the gravity-defying substance Cavorite and go where no human has gone before. They expect a dead world, but instead they find lunar plants that grow in a single day, giant moon-calves and the ant-like Selenites, the super-adapted inhabitants of the Moon's utopian society.The First Men in the Moon is both an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, and a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain and of utopian dreams of a wholly ordered and rational society.

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    The Island of Doctor Moreau (Oxford World's Classics) Door: H. G. Wells,

    'The creatures I had seen were not men, had never been men. They were animals, humanised animals...'A shipwrecked Edward Prendick finds himself stranded on a remote Noble island, the guest of a notorious scientist, Doctor Moreau. Disturbed by the cries of animals in pain, and by his encounters with half-bestial creatures, Edward slowly realises his danger and the extremes of the Doctor's experiments.Saturated in pain and disgust, suffused with grotesque and often unbearable images of torture and bodily mutilation, The Island of Doctor Moreau is unquestionably a shocking novel. It is also a serious, and highly knowledgeable, philosophical engagement with Wells's times, with their climate of scientific openness and advancement, but also their anxieties about the ethical nature of scientific discoveries, and their implications for religion. Darryl Jones's introduction places thebook in both its scientific and literary context; with the Origin of Species and Gulliver's Travels, and argues that The Island of Doctor Moreau is, like all of Wells's best fiction, is fundamentally a novel of ideas

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    The Time Machine (Oxford World's Classics) Door: H. G. Wells,

    'So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers...'At a Victorian dinner party, in Richmond, London, the Time Traveller returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers.The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialisation had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared 'a man of genius', and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadentculture of the 1890s.This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

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    The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (Oxford World's Classics) Door: H. G. Wells,

    'The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.'One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagers discover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible.Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever more desperate and violent.In this pioneering novella, subtitled 'A Grotesque Romance', Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and most experimental novels of the twentieth century.

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    The Time Machine Door: H.g. Wells,

    The book's protagonist is an amateur inventor or scientist living in London who is never named; he is identified simply as The Time Traveller. Having demonstrated to friends using a miniature model that time is a fourth dimension, and that a suitable apparatus can move back and forth in this fourth dimension, he builds a full-scale model capable of carrying himself. He sets off on a journey into the future.---This edition comes with:- An active table of contents: for an even better reading experience, clicking on a chapter name will take you back to the main table of contents.- A free audiobook version of "The Time Machine"- Two posters in relation to the novel- A reading list of sequels written by other authors.

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    Der Krieg der Welten (German Edition) Door: H. G. Wells,

    Dieser Klassiker der Science-Fiction-Literatur gehört definitiv zu den Meisterwerken des bekannten Schriftstellers H.G. Wells. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts landen die Marsianer in der Nähe von London. Da sie den Planeten Erde als Ersatz für ihren desolaten eigenen, roten Mars beanspruchen, entbrennt bald ein gnadenloser Kampf zwischen den hoch entwickelten Außerirdischen und den hoffnungslos unterlegenen Erdlingen. Erst als alles verloren scheint, nehmen die Dinge eine unerwartete Wendung. Spannung pur und ein Buch, das niemals wirklich alt wird.Diese Neuübersetzung aus dem Jahr 2017 stammt von Jürgen Beck, der u.a. auch Klassiker wie "Zwölf Jahre ein Sklave" oder "Der Zauberer von Oz" in ein neues, zeitgemäßes Kleid verholfen hat.

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    Der Krieg der Welten/The War of the Worlds: Bilingual Edition/Zweisprachige Ausgabe (German Edition) Door: H. G. Wells,

    Dieser Klassiker der Science-Fiction-Literatur gehört definitiv zu den Meisterwerken des bekannten Schriftstellers H.G. Wells. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts landen die Marsianer in der Nähe von London. Da sie den Planeten Erde als Ersatz für ihren desolaten eigenen, roten Mars beanspruchen, entbrennt bald ein gnadenloser Kampf zwischen den hoch entwickelten Außerirdischen und den hoffnungslos unterlegenen Erdlingen. Erst als alles verloren scheint, nehmen die Dinge eine unerwartete Wendung. Spannung pur und ein Buch, das niemals wirklich alt wird.Diese zweisprachige Edition enthält sowohl den englischen Originaltext, als auch die deutsche Übersetzung.Diese Neuübersetzung aus dem Jahr 2017 stammt von Jürgen Beck, der u.a. auch Klassikern wie "Zwölf Jahre ein Sklave" oder "Der Zauberer von Oz" in ein neues, zeitgemäßes Kleid verholfen hat.

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    A Short History Of The World Door: H G Wells,

    A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work by H. G. Wells. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work 'The Outline of History'. The book summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life. It starts with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922.

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    The War of the Worlds HCR104fm Edition (illustrated) (English Edition) Door: H G Wells,

    This timeless science fiction classic, depicting mans struggle by technologically superior invaders from Mars. Illustrated by Pauline Ward. This is a companion book for the Audiobook version.

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    El Hombre Invisible (Colección H.G. Wells) Door: H.G. Wells,

    ¿Quién no ha soñado alguna vez en su vida con ser invisible? Pero seamos realistas, ¿sería tan bonito como parece el ser invisible? ¿Qué harías si llegado el momento no puedes volver a ser visible? Además, ¿qué pasaría si el poder de la invisibilidad estuviera en malas manos? Griffin es un misterioso sujeto que se instala en una posada del pueblito inglés de Iping. Su extraño aspecto, sus comportamientos poco convencionales y una serie de incidentes con los lugareños darán lugar a una aventura donde el poder, el terror y la fantasía plantean un verdadero dilema moral. "El Hombre Invisible" és una de las mejores obras de H.G. Wells. Una estupenda novela que vale a pena leer e recordar. Entre el relato fantástico y la ciencia ficción, se ha transformado en un clásico de la literatura universal.

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    La Guerra de los Mundos (Colección H.G. Wells) Door: H.G. Wells,

    ¿Qué harían los gobiernos y las instituciones ante un peligro totalmente descontrolado? ¿Qué capacidad de supervivencia tiene la sociedad en circunstancias adversas? A estas preguntas intentaba contestar H.G. Wells con la presente novela. La guerra de los mundos es «Relato trepidante que supuso por primera vez la irrupción de seres de otros planetas en el nuestro, marcó en buena medida la fantasía del siglo XX y abrió un filón -el del contacto de los hombres con seres extraterrestres- que no tardó en convertirse en uno de los más importantes de la ciencia ficción, sirviendo de inspiración a numerosos artistas posteriores en los ámbitos de la radio, el cine, la literatura, el cómic y la televisión.

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    The Land Ironclads (English Edition) Door: H. G. Wells,

    The Land Ironclads is a short story by H.G. Wells that originally appeared in the December 1903 issue of the Strand Magazine. It features "land ironclads," 100-foot-long (30 m) machines that are equipped with remote-controlled guns and carry riflemen, engineers, and a captain. (The term "ironclad" was coined in the mid-19th century for steam-propelled warships protected by iron or steel armour plates.) The land ironclads are described as "essentially long, narrow, and very strong steel frameworks carrying the engines, and borne on eight pairs of big pedrail wheels, each about ten feet in diameter, each a driving wheel and set upon long axles free to swivel around a common axis. . . . the captain . . . had look-out points at small ports all round the upper edge of the adjustable skirt of twelve-inch ironplating which protected the whole affair, and . . . could also raise or depress a conning-tower set above the port-holes through the center of the iron top cover." Riflemen are installed in cabins "slung along the sides of and behind and before the great main framework," and operate mechanically targeting automatic rifles.The story contributed to Wells's reputation as a "prophet of the future" when tanks first appeared on the battlefield in 1916. For contemporaries, Wells's rather sketchy battle between countrymen "defenders" (who rely on cavalry and entrenched infantry) and attacking townsmen carried echoes of the Boer War, as well as of his 1898 novel The War of the Worlds, which also featured a struggle between technologically uneven protagonists.Enjoy reading The Land Ironclads.

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    L'isola del dottor Moreau (Fanucci Editore) Door: H.G. Wells,

    I romanzi di H.G. Wells sono giochi fantastici e, insieme, una lente di ingrandimento sulle paure della società postindustriale; un punto di vista ancora oggi attuale.Chi mai potrebbe credere alla storia raccontata da Edward Prendick? Stando alle sue memorie, scampato a un naufragio nelle acque del Pacifico, sarebbe stato tratto in salvo da un vascello che trasportava animali esotici, comandato da un capitano dedito all’alcol. Su quel vascello avrebbe conosciuto un tale Montgomery e il suo deforme servitore M’ling, insieme ai quali sarebbe sbarcato su un’isola vulcanica abitata da esseri singolari e spaventosi, a metà tra uomini e bestie. L’unica presenza umana sull’isola sarebbe stata quella del dottor Moreau, uno scienziato specializzato in perversi esperimenti di vivisezione dai quali quelle strane creature avrebbero preso vita. Ma, a quanto racconta Prendick, non tutto sarebbe andato secondo i piani: gli uomini-bestia avrebbero cominciato a maturare una propria coscienza e si sarebbero ribellati al loro creatore. A salvare Prendick da una morte certa quanto atroce, sarebbe stato un battello alla deriva con due cadaveri a bordo, grazie al quale l’uomo avrebbe finalmente ripreso il mare. A Londra, dove è riuscito a tornare, sono in molti a credere che Edward Prendick sia solo un pazzo...Un’avventura imperdibile ai confini del mondo e della conoscenza.

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    God, the invisible king (English Edition) Door: H.G Wells,

    God, the invisible king. 215 Pages.

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    El hombre invisible (Spanish Edition) Door: h.g. wells,

    Año: 1897 Sinopsis: Escrita en 1897, poco después de «La máquina del tiempo», El hombre invisible cuyo personaje central ha alcanzado, como Drácula o Frankenstein, un lugar en el imaginario del mundo moderno da forma definitiva a uno de los motivos que habrían de cobrar más relieve, y en cierto sentido hacerse pavorosa realidad, en el siglo xx: el del uso irreflexivo e inescrupuloso del conocimiento científico y las consecuencias nefastas de ponerlo al servicio de causas egoístas o espurias.

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    LA GUERRE DES MONDES 1898 Tome 2/2: illustré (French Edition) Door: H.-G. Wells,

    La Guerre des Mondes! L’invasion de l’Angleterre par les fameux martiens sur leurs tripodes, dominateurs, invincibles, et pourtant vaincus par des organismes plus forts que les humains. La Guerre des Mondes, archétype de l'invasion extraterrestre qui sera reprise à l’envi dans la littérature de SF et au cinéma! La Guerre des Mondes, adaptée pour la radio par Orson Wells en 1938: l’émission créa la panique. De nombreux américains continuèrent à croire, malgré les démentis, à la venue des Martiens, première démonstration, par l’absurde, de la force des médias. Mais la Guerre des Mondes, c’est mieux que cela. C’est un récit haletant, conduit comme un reportage en temps de guerre, qui dépeint la lutte désespérée des humains contre des envahisseurs inhumains sortis de nos pires cauchemars. Il ne manque ni de catastrophes spectaculaires ni d’action. Plus de cent ans après avoir été écrit, il n’a pas pris une ride! La Guerre des Monde c’est aussi un roman anti-impérialiste et prémonitoire. Anti-impérialiste car c’est touché par le destin des indigènes de Tasmanie décimés par l’empire britannique qu’H-G. Wells va imaginer des envahisseurs colonialistes et des humains qui se trouvent « du mauvais côté », face à une civilisation plus avancée qu’eux. Prémonitoire car comment ne pas être frappé par ces déluges militaires, Fumée Noire et gaz, rayons, destructions et morts de civils, écrits quelques quinze ans avant la première guerre mondiale? Cette publication numérique reprend l’édition de luxe de 1906 (Bruxelles, L. Vandamme) tirée à 500 exemplaires. Henrique Alvim Corrêa, un dessinateur brésilien établi à Bruxelles, réalise pour celle-ci plus de 130 illustrations qui reçurent l’approbation de H.-G. Wells. Son œuvre est peu connue car elle a été presque entièrement détruite lors de l’invasion allemande puis à l’occasion d’un naufrage mais elle reste remarquable et mérite d’être redécouverte. Ce deuxième livre décrit la terre au pouvoir des Martiens.

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    The Shape Of Things To Come (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (English Edition) Door: H.G. Wells,

    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.