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Little Book of Super Heroes

by Michael Heatley

Superheroes - fictional characters fighting evil with superhuman powers, gadgets and way-out weapons - have fascinated us ever since Superman first donned his cape and tights back in 1938. This fantastic 128-page hardback book charts the growth of the genre, profiling the most notable superheroes and giving us insight into their creation. It's topped off by quotes - every superhero had a catchprase - trivia and a guide to collectibles, from Marvel Comics to Corgi Batmobiles, that fetch the highest prices on the collectors market.

Land of Terror: Pellucidar Book 6 (PELLUCIDAR #5)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you have ever wondered what a civilized man of the twentieth century would do if catapulted into an Old Stone Age where huge cave bears, saber-toothed tigers, monstrous carnivorous dinosaurs, mammoths, and mastodons roamed the savage terrain, you need look no further thanLand of Terror, the sixth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar series. Years ago David Innes and Abner Perry bored straight down through five hundred miles of the earth's crust and landed in Pellucidar, the savage, primeval world that lies at the center of the earth. This is the story of their continuing adventures in the timeless land of perpetual noon and their encounters with the hideous creatures and savage men who pursue them. Although they encounter enemies at every turn, David and Abner find a few loyal friends as they embark on exhilarating adventures.

Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus (Regents Illustrated Classics)

by Mary Shelley Maurice Hindle

Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with the secret of resurrecting the dead. But when he makes a new 'man' out of plundered corpses, his hideous creation fills him disgust.Rejected by all humanity, the creature sets out to destroy Frankenstein and everyone he loves. And as the monster gets ever closer to his maker, hunter becomes prey in a lethal chase that carries them to the very end of the earth.

Lord Jim: Large Print (Collins Classics)

by Joseph Conrad

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

North and South: The Wild And Wanton Edition, Volume 3 (Collins Classics)

by Elizabeth Gaskell

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

The Odyssey: 1 (Collins Classics)

by Homer

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

The Moonstone: A Romance (Collins Classics #Vol. 6)

by Wilkie Collins

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

The Mummy!: A Victorian Tale of the 22nd Century

by Jane Webb Loudon

Within a decade of the 1818 publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, another Englishwoman invented a foundational work of science fiction. Seventeen-year-old Jane Webb Loudon took up the theme of reanimation, moved it three hundred years into the future, and applied it to Cheops, an ancient Egyptian mummy. Unlike Shelley's horrifying, death-dealing monster, this revivified creature bears the wisdom of the ages and is eager to share his insights with humanity. Cheops boards a hot-air balloon and travels to 22nd-century England, where he sets about remedying the ills of a corrupt government.In recounting Cheops' attempts to put the futuristic society to rights, the young author offers a fascinating portrait of the preoccupations of her own era as well as some remarkably prescient predictions of technological advances. The Mummy! envisions a world in which automatons perform surgery, undersea tunnels connect England and Ireland, weather-control devices provide crop irrigation, and messages are transmitted with the speed of cannonball fire. The first novel to feature the concept of a living mummy, this pioneering tale offers an engaging mix of comedy, politics, and science fiction.

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court: The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer * The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn * The Prince And The Pauper * Pudd'n Head Wilson * Short Stories * A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain Justin Kaplan Dan Beard

When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. Although confused at first and quickly imprisoned, he soon realises that his knowledge of the future can transform his fate. Correctly predicting a solar eclipse from inside his prison cell, Morgan terrifies the people of England into releasing him and swiftly establishes himself as the most powerful magician in the land, stronger than Merlin and greatly admired by Arthur himself. But the Connecticut Yankee wishes for more than simply a place at the Round Table. Soon, he begins a far greater struggle: to bring American democratic ideals to Old England. Complex and fascinating, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comic consideration of the nature of human nature and society.

All Aboard for Ararat

by H.G. Wells

A profound and witty Voltairian dialogue between a twentieth-century Noah and an Old Testament Deity, planning a new Ark in which the best of mankind may be rescued from the new flood of war and horror.

The Autocracy of Mr Parham: Large Print

by H.G. Wells

Mr Parham is a traditional academic disappointed with the social trends of his time. Sir Bussy Woodcock is an intelligent but unrefined self-made millionaire. The pair happen to meet one day and form an unlikely relationship; Sir Bussy interested to learn something of culture and Mr Parham looking for funding for a high-quality periodical

Babes in the Darkling Wood

by H.G. Wells

Stella has the world at her feet - good looks, brains, and a place at Cambridge University. Together with her admirer Gemini, she becomes interested in the work and mind of a psycho-therapist with exciting new ideas. However, when tragedy encroaches on their lives they soon come to realise that intellectualism brings little comfort or solace. Babes in the Darkling Wood is a powerful tale of fluctuating fortunes that presents an interesting dialogue of contemporary developments in psychoanalytical theory.

The Holy Terror

by H.G. Wells

When Cook's newborn baby entered the world, he had nothing but hope for its future. However, it was immediately clear that this was no ordinary child - it's murderous screams seemed a dark portent. As it grew, things only got worse, and the child's mother began to despair. The new parents hoped their child would grow out of it, but soon came to realise that its inauspicious beginnings were only a sign of things to come.

The King Who was a King (Bcl1-pr English Literature Ser.)

by H.G. Wells

"The King Who Was a King - The Book of a Film" is a fascinating treatise on the development of film written by H. G. Wells and first published in 1929. Writing at the when cinema was beginning to explode, Wells explores the emerging industry's history, future, and the elements of contemporary film.

Men Like Gods: Large Print

by H.G. Wells

In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple's trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple's ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the constraints of government and organized religion, the citizens lead rich, meaningful lives, passed in pursuit of their creative fancies. Barnstaple's traveling companions, however, quickly contrive a scheme to remake the utopia in the image of their twentieth-century world.

The World Set Free: A Story Of Mankind

by H.G. Wells

In "The World Set Free," H.G. Wells takes a science fictional look at the future, where if world peace is to be attained through labour internationalism, it will have to be at the price of complete social and economic reconstruction. But first comes a phase of revolution - violent, very bloody, and prolonged, which in the end may fail to achieve anything but social destruction . . . "The World Set Free" is a vision of highly educated and highly favoured leading and ruling men, voluntarily setting themselves to the task of reshaping the world.

You Can't Be Too Careful

by H.G. Wells

A satirical novel of one Englishman, a Mr. Edward Albert Tewler, from cradle to grave.

The Coming Race: Or The New Utopia - Primary Source Edition (Classics To Go Ser.)

by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Coming Race draws upon ideas of Darwinism to describe a near-future world characterized by female dominance, physical perfection, and vast technological progress.

The Mark of the Beast And Other Fantastical Tales (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was a major figure of English literature, who used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy.Kipling, one of England's greatest writers, was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882. He began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent, such as 'The Phantom Rickshaw' and 'The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes', and his most famous weird story is 'The Mark of the Beast' (1890), about a man cursed to transform into a were-leopard.This Masterwork, edited by Stephen Jones, Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist, collects all Kipling's weird fiction for the first time; the stories range from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Scholastic Classics (PDF)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. " The mysterious association between respectable Dr Henry Jekyll and despicable lowlife Edward Hyde is a puzzle to Dr Jekyll's friends, including his lawyer Gabriel Utterson. Where Jekyll is sociable, hardworking and pious, Hyde is a violent criminal, a wild hedonist. When Hyde beats a member of Parliament to death, Utterson is determined to discover the ties that bind the two men together. . . Robert Louis Stevenson's account of man's capacity for evil is as powerful today as it was on first publication in 1886. 1407164260 | 9781407164267

A Crystal Age

by William Henry Hudson

A Crystal Age is one of the earliest science-fiction novels which deals with a utopia of the distant future. The first-person narrator, a traveler and naturalist, wakes to find himself buried in earth and vegetation. He comes across a community of people who live in a mansion together, under a foreign set of rules and cultural assumptions. He falls desperately in love with a girl from the community, but the very basis of their utopia forbids his ever consummating his desires.

The House of the Wolfings: A Tale Of The House Of The Wolfings And All The Kindreds Of The Mark Written In Prose And In Verse

by William Morris

The tale tells that in times long past there was a dwelling of men beside a great wood. Before it lay a plain, not very great, but which was, as it were, an isle in the sea of woodland, since even when you stood on the flat ground, you could see trees everywhere in the offing, though as for hills, you could scarce say that there were any; only swellings-up of the earth here and there, like the upheavings of the water that one sees at whiles going on amidst the eddies of a swift but deep stream.The tale of the House of the Wolfings in its struggles against the legionaries of Rome then advancing into Northern Germany.

The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror

by George C. Griffith

Written in the prophetic technological vein of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, Griffith's epic masterpiece tells the story of a Great War which never was. Airship squadrons and steam fleets clash over the world's great kingdoms, leaving panic and devastation in their wake. What is the secret of the mysterious dark "Angel," Natasha? Can anyone stop the tyrannical ethernauts who pilot the stately war machines? Will the British Empire crumble and fall prey to the anarchists of the air?

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

by John Jacob Astor

What did our ancestors dream of when they gazed up at the stars and looked beyond the present? A Journey in Other Worlds races far ahead of the nineteenth century to imagine what life would be like in the year 2000. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Earth is effectively a corporate technocracy, with big businesses using incredible advances in science to improve life on the planet as a whole. Seeking other planets habitable for the growing human population, the spaceship Callisto, powered by an antigravitational force known as apergy, embarks on a momentous tour of the solar system. Jupiter proves to be a wilderness paradise, full of threatening beasts and landscapes of inspired beauty, where the explorers must fight for their lives. Dangers less tangible but equally deadly await the Callisto crew on Saturn, which yields profound secrets about their fate and the ultimate destiny of mankind.

The Hopkins Manuscript (Penguin Modern Classics)

by R. C. Sherriff

The funny and moving story of the apocalypse - as seen from one small village in EnglandRetired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he learns that the moon is about to come crashing into the earth, with apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament - to his growing humanity and to how one English village tried to survive the end of the world... Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a masterly work of science fiction, and a powerful warning from the past.'Spectacular, skilled and moving. It is supremely and alarmingly relevant' Fay Weldon'Intensely readable and touching' Sunday Telegraph

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