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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 StoryShort 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 AirShort 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. ElveshamShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about a young man whose body is taken over by an elderly philosopher.” (1896)
  • In the AbyssA 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 AppleShort 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 KnifeShort 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 1896, about a raid by an unknown species of octopus-like creatures on the south coast of England.” (1896)
  • Pollock and the Porroh ManShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about a murdered witch-doctor whose severed head haunts the man responsible for his death.” (1895)
  • The Red RoomShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, a horror story in the manner of Edgar Allan Poe.” (1896)
  • The ConeShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about one man's revenge on an artist he suspects is having an affair with his wife.” (1895)
  • The Purple PileuShort 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 VeinShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about a minor poet's infatuation with a girl he meets at a tennis party.” (1894)
  • A CatastropheShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895 about a struggling shopkeeper saved from bankruptcy by an unexpected legacy.” (1895)
  • The Lost InheritanceShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1896, about the lost will left by a rich uncle.” (c. 1896)
  • The Sad Story of a Dramatic CriticShort 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.” (1895)
  • A Slip Under the MicroscopeShort 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 bibliographyList of publications written by H. G. Wells during the more than fifty years of his literary career.

Citations



Bibliography


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

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