Novel by William Harrison Ainsworth, first published in 1848. Based on the true story of the Pendle witches, it is the only one of his forty novels that has never been out of print.
Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1903, anticipating the impact of the tank in trench warfare.
Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894. It concerns a stoker employed at the Camberwell electric railway workshops who becomes convinced that a large dynamo is a deity, and kills his superior in a religious frenzy.
Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about the lost will left by a rich uncle.
Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1903, about a young boy and his father’s visit to a shop selling disturbingly realistic magical illusions.
Book by the English divine and Church of England bishop Francis Godwin (1562–1633), describing a “voyage of utopian discovery”.
Satirical essay by H. G. Wells first published in 1893, about the evolution of human beings into a form resembling a human foetus.
Short story by H. G. Wells about a man who is granted the power to do anything merely by willing it to happen.
Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about a man’s reflections on his unsightly nose.
A short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895. It concerns a bitter rivalry between two entomologists, ending with the death of one and the insanity of the other.