Literature (133 pages found in this category)


The New Accelerator

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901, concerning the effects of a fictional drug designed to speed up the human nervous system.

The Obliterated Man

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about a shy young man who becomes a drama critic, and the effect that decision has on his personality.

The Pearl of Love

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1925, about an Indian prince who, in constructing an elaborate memorial to his deceased wife, loses sight of the building’s original purpose.

The Plattner Story

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1896, about a chemistry teacher who causes an explosion that propels him into another world.

The Plattner Story and Others

Collection of 17 short stories by H. G. Wells, first published in 1897.

The Presence By the Fire

Short story written by H. G. Wells published in 1897, about a man who comes to believe that he is being visited by the spirit of his dead wife.

The Princess and the Pea

Fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity.

The Purple Pileus

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about a struggling small shopkeeper whose life is transformed after consuming some magic mushrooms.

The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper

Short story by H. G. Wells in which the protagonist receives a newspaper printed forty years in the future.

The Rajah’s Treasure

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1896, about a rajah who is murdered by his heir, for an unexpected treasure trove.