Essays & short stories (84 pages found in this category)


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Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901, a fictional account of the suicide of the inventor of the first successful flying machine, just before its maiden flight.

In the Abyss

A short story by H. G. Wells first published in the August 1896 edition of Pearson’s Magazine. It tells of a descent to the deep ocean bed and an encounter with a previously unknown undersea civilisation.

In the Avu Observatory

Short story by H. G. Wells, about an attack by a large bat-like creature on an assistant at an observatory in Borneo.

In the Modern Vein

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about a minor poet’s infatuation with a girl he meets at a tennis party.

Incidental Thoughts on a Bald Head

Essay by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about the replacement of natural losses such as hair and teeth with artificial substitutes.

Jimmy Goggles the God

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1898, about a treasure hunter who because of his diving suit is mistaken for a god.

Mr. Brisher’s Treasure

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1899, a morality tale of greed and hypocrisy.

Mr. Ledbetter’s Vacation

Short story by H. G. Wells about a schoolmaster who, to prove his courage to himself, burgles a house while on holiday, leading him into a strange adventure.

Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1901, about a young man who falls asleep one midsummer’s night and wakes to find himself in Fairyland.

Of a Book Unwritten

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