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In the Days of the Comet (1906)
by H. G. Wells
Belongs to Publisher Series
Fontana Science Fiction (5245)
Gallimard, Folio (1548)
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Seven Famous Novels of H. G. Wells: Time Machine / Island of Dr. Moreau / Invisible Man / War of the Worlds / First Men in the Moon / Food of the Gods / In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells Classic Collection II: In the Days of the Comet, Men Like Gods, The Sleeper Awakes, The War in the Air by H. G. Wells
The war in the air; In the days of the comet; The food of the gods: three science fiction novels by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells, in his 1906 In the Days of the Comet uses the vapors of a comet to trigger a deep and lasting change in humanity's perspective on themselves and the world. In the build-up to a great war, poor student William Leadford struggles against the harsh conditions the lower-class live under. He also falls in love with a middle-class girl named Nettie. But when he discovers that Nettie has eloped with a man of upper-class standing, William struggles with the betrayal, and in the disorder of his own mind decides to buy a revolver and kill them both. All through this a large comet lights the night sky with a green glow, bright enough that the street lamps are left unlit.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.912Literature English & Old English literatures English fiction Modern Period 1901-1999 1901-1945
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