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Spellbinding short stories of man-eating squid, magicians and monstrous machines, from the father of science fiction.

'... slowly uncoiling their tentacles... and making a soft purring sound to each other'
A disgusting account of a school of giant squid attacking a seaside resort, and two other examples of Wells' extraordinary imagination at work - 'The Magic Shop' and 'The Land Ironclads'
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241253700

    May 2, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    64 pages

    RRP $2.99

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  • The Sea Raiders
    H. G. Wells

    EBook

    9780241253717

    March 3, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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