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Disturbing, prescient stories of human conscience and conflicting desires by the pioneer of science fiction.

'I will go in, out of this dust and heat, out of this dry glitter of vanity, out of these toilsome futilities. I will go and never return.'
Three disturbing, mysterious and moving stories from Wells, science-fiction pioneer.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

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  • Paperback

    9780141398754

    February 25, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    64 pages

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  • A Slip Under The Microscope
    H. G. Wells

    EBook

    9780141398761

    February 26, 2015

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