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The Plattner Story and Others is a collection of seventeen short stories written by the English author H. G. Wells (1866–1946), first published by Methuen & Co. in 1897.[1]

Contents


Stories are shown in the order in which they appear in the book, which is not necessarily the order in which they first appeared in print.

  • The Plattner StoryA short story by H. G. Wells published in 1896, about a chemistry teacher who causes an explosion that propels him into another world.” (1896)
  • The Argonauts of the AirA short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about the disastrous first flight of a heavier-than-air flying machine.” (1895)
  • “The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham” (1896)
  • In the Abyss"In the Abyss" is 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.” (1896)
  • The AppleA short story by H. G. Wells published in 1896, about a schoolmaster who comes into possession of an apple from the Tree of Knowledge.” (1896)
  • Under the Knife"Under the Knife" is a short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about an out of body experience while under anaesthetic.” (1896)
  • The Sea RaidersShort story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1898, about a raid by an unknown species of octopus-like creatures on the south coast of England.” (1896)
  • “Pollock and the Porroh Man” (1895)
  • The Red Room"The Red Room" is a short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, a horror story in the manner of Edgar Allan Poe.” (1896)
  • The ConeA short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895. It concerns one man's revenge on an artists he suspects of having an affair with his wife.” (1895)
  • The Purple PileuA short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about a struggling small shopkeeper whose life is transformed after consuming some magic mushrooms.s” (1896)
  • The Jilting of JaneShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about an episode in the romantic life of a young maidservant who is engaged to be married.” (c. 1894)
  • “In the Modern Vein” (1894)
  • “A Catastrophe” (1895)
  • “The Lost Inheritance” (c. 1896)
  • “The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic” (1895)
  • A Slip Under the Microscope"A Slip Under the Microscope" is a short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1896, about the ethical dilemma faced by a student who inadvertently cheats during his botany exam.” (1896)

See also


  • H. G. Wells bibliographyA list of publications written by H. G. Wells during the more than fifty years of his literary career.

Citations



Bibliography


Hammond, J. R. (1979). An H. G. Wells Companion. The Macmillan Press.

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