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


The Stolen Body

Short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1898, about two paranormal researchers one of whom loses his body to an evil spirit.

The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Short story by H. G. Wells about a man who dies after re-enacting the masonic passes he had seen a ghost use to disappear.

The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about a young man whose body is taken over by an elderly philosopher.

The Temptation of Harringay

A short story by H. G. Wells, published in 1895, about an artist who paints a man’s head that comes to life and criticises his work.

The Thing in No. 7

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about the thing that one of a group of friends encounters after taking shelter in an empty house.

The Thumb Mark

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1894, about an anarchist who sets fire to a house but leaves a clue to his identity in the form of a thumb print.

The Treasure in the Forest

Short story written by H. G. Wells and published in 1897, about the fate of two men who steal a treasure map from a Chinaman.

The Triumphs of a Taxidermist

Humorous short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894.

The Truth About Pyecraft

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1903, about a fat man who loses so much weight that he begins to float.

The Valley of Spiders

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1903, about three men who are attacked by giant spiders while pursuing a half-caste girl through a desolate valley.