"Mentre avanzavo mi convinsi sempre più che, in quella parte del mondo, fatta eccezione per qualche sbandato come me, lo sterminio dell'umanità era ormai compiuto". "La guerra dei mondi" ("The War of the Worlds") è uno dei primi romanzi del genere fantascientifico ed è anche l'opera più famosa di Wells.
"El país de los ciegos: Y Núñez se encontró a sí mismo intentando explicar el ancho mundo del que había caído, el cielo y las montañas, la visión y otros prodigios como aquellos ... Y ellos se negaron a creer o a entender nada de lo que les dijo ... Ni siquiera comprendieron muchas de sus palabras. Durante catorce generaciones, aquella gente había estado ciega y aislada del mundo de los videntes. Los nombres de las cosas alusivas a la visión se habían olvidado y habían cambiado."
H.G. Wells sets forth an intriguing first-hand observation of Italy, France, and Britain under severe duress during the "War to End All Wars," World War I. He insightfully examines the technological effects of modern warfare, particularly the introduction of the tank and aerial bombing on human nature.
In this thought-provoking masterpiece, H.G. Wells predicts the inventions that will inadvertently lead to mass destruction, forcing the world to "start over." You will see many similarities between H.G. Wells' new world and today's world due to the recent technological revolution. This stimulating novel will leave you wondering if and when the remaining predictions will come to pass!
The time traveler is on his way to a different world -- 800,000 years in the future. He finds humans called the Eloi living in simple luxury. They have become beautiful but meek, living on their safe, comfortable planet. The generations that have passed without challenge or adversity have dulled their minds. Underground machinery, built millennia ago, feeds and clothes these innocent creatures, and still functions perfectly. But who runs the machinery, and why are the Eloi afraid of the night?
Once a brilliant scientist, Griffin has been gradually consumed by his research. When he finally achieves his goal, the final result is his departure from humanity. He feels no remorse in using his invisibility to gratify his increasing desires. As he gradually loses his mind, it is hard to determine if it is a result of his chemical concoction, or just a continuation of his moral decline.