Three classics from the science fiction master in one volume.From the incomparable H. G. Wells, this volume includes three novels of imagination, wit, and terror.The Island of Doctor Moreau: The classic tale of a man’s nightmarish experience trapped on an island where a doctor conducts gruesome experiments.The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth: A science fiction tale with satirical undertones about scientists who create a race of giants, both human and animal, and the world’s attempt to cope with them.The First Men in the Moon: A London businessman accompanies a scientist on a journey to the lunar surface—and beneath it, when they are captured by a sophisticated society of insectoid creatures.
Complete and unabridged, and read with meticulous care, in this story Miles Standish and John Alden both seek the hand of the fair Priscilla. See the Mayflower abandon the first settlers as it returns to England. Feel the heated vision of the Indians, perpetually keeping their watch in the dark forest. Love and adventure collide in one of Longfellow's most famous works.
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction.'The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes' is the strange tale of an inexplicable case of a scientist who, after an accident with a magnet and a flash of lightning, finds that his eyes no longer see the world where the rest of his body is but another part of the world altogether - a southern hemisphere island inhabited by penguins.
In The Novels of Philip K. Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson states that "In Milton Lumky Territory…is probably the best of Dick's realist novels aside from Confessions of a Crap Artist," and calls it a "bitter indictment of the effects of capitalism." Dick, on the other hand, says in his foreword, "This is actually a very funny book, and a good one, too."
Milton Lumky territory is both an area of the western United States and a psychic terrain: the world and worldview of the traveling salesman. The story takes place in Boise, Idaho, with some extraordinary long-distance driving sequences in which our hero (young Bruce Stevens) drives from Boise to San Francisco, to Reno, to Pocatello, to Seattle, and back to Boise in search of a good deal on some wholesale typewriters. He falls under the spell of an attractive older woman (who used to be his school teacher) and Milton Lumky, a middle-aged paper salesman whose territory is the Northwest. And then Bruce and the others slowly sink into the whirlpool of Bruce's immature personal obsessions and misperceptions.
A compassionate and ironic portrayal of three characters enmeshed in a sticky web of everyday events, in a tension between love and money, with a basic failure to communicate, In Milton Lumky Territory stands out among Dick's early works.
Studio recordings of the best monologues from Richard Henzel’s one man play Mark Twain In Person. Selections include the familiar and the rarely heard excerpts from Mark Twain’s writings, speeches, and private remarks mixed with improvisational moments as well. Includes: Whitewashing the Fence - Tom Sawyer learns a valuable lesson - from the Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Life As I Find It - Mark Twain's philosophy in a nutshell--from What is Man?; Livy - Olivia Langdon Clemens--from Mark Twain’s Autobiography; the Carnival of Crime in Connecticut - Mark Twain battles his arch nemesis to the death - adapted from the short story; the Skeeter Woman - an interesting fellow traveler - from Roughing It; and the Private History of a Campaign that Failed - the "glory" of war - adapted From the short story.
Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) was one of France's finest writers of short stories."The Pope's Mule" is the amusing story of an animal which waited patiently for seven years to repay a man who mistreated her.
When the narrator finds a mysterious brass box in a curiosity shop, he is intrigued. It is heavy, round, and shaking it shows that it clearly contains something...but it cannot be opened. He buys the box and takes it home. With some effort, he manages to open it and discovers a plait of mysterious hair. After cleaning and examining the hair, he discards it on a piece of blank cardboard... or so he thinks. But then mysterious and sinister events begin to take place, and he discovers that the hair has terrifying powers, which he sets out to harness. Gripping and perverse!
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