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The First Men in the Moon

H. G. Wells
Edited by Simon J. James

January 2017

ISBN: 9780198705048

224 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. The First Men in the Moon is an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain

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At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. The First Men in the Moon is an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain

  • It is the 150th anniversary of H. G. Wells's birth in 2016
  • Detailed Introduction is informed by the latest Wells scholarship
  • Includes a chronology, bibliography, and notes to provide additional contextual interest
  • Discusses the contexts and influence of the novel that develop Well's social and political concerns, in which he fortells the consequences of unchecked imperialism and greed

About the Author(s)

H. G. Wells

Edited by Simon J. James

Professor Simon J. James, Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Durham. James is editor of The Wellsian, the scholarly journal of the H. G. Wells Society, and the author of Maps of Utopia (2012), the first full-length study of the aesthetics of Wells's writing.

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