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The First Men in the Moon

H.G. Wells - Author

China Mieville - Introduction by

Steve McLean - Notes by

Patrick Parrinder - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780141441085 | 256 pages | 27 Sep 2005 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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One of the first space travel adventures ever written

When penniless businessman Mr. Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr. Cavor, an absentminded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford that the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find—a world of freezing nights, boiling days, and sinister alien life, in which they may be trapped forever.
-First time in Penguin Classics
-Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, suggestions for further reading, and detailed notes