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H. G. Wells, c. 1918
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Twelve Stories and a Dream is a collection of thirteen short stories written by the English author H. G. Wells (1866–1946) between 1898 and 1903, first published in 1903.[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.

  • FilmerShort story by H. G. Wells published in 1901, a fictional account of the suicide of the inventor of the first successful flying machine, just before its maiden flight.” (1901)
  • The Magic ShopShort 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.” (1903)
  • “The Valley of Spiders” (1903)
  • The Truth About PyecraftShort story by H. G. Wells published in 1903, about a fat man who loses so much weight that he begins to float.” (1903)
  • Mr. Skelmersdale in FairylandShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1901, about a young man who falls asleep one midsummer's night and wakes to find himself in Fairyland.” (1901)
  • The Inexperienced GhostShort story by H. G. Wells about a man who dies after re-enacting the masonic passes he had seen a ghost use to disappear.” (1902)
  • Jimmy Goggles the GodShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1898, about a treasure hunter who because of his diving suit is mistaken for a god.” (1898)
  • The New AcceleratorShort story by H. G. Wells published in 1901, concerning the effects of a fictional drug designed to speed up the human nervous system.” (1901)
  • Mr. Ledbetter’s VacationShort story by H. G. Wells about a schoolmaster who, to prove his courage to himself, burgles a house while on holiday, leading him into a strange adventure.” (1898)
  • The Stolen BodyShort story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1898, about two paranormal researchers one of whom loses his body to an evil spirit.” (1898)
  • Mr. Brisher’s TreasureShort story by H. G. Wells first published in 1899, a morality tale of greed and hypocrisy.” (1899)
  • “Miss Winchelsea’s Heart”
  • A Dream of ArmageddonAnti-war short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901.” (1901)

See also


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

References



Bibliography


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