Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
At the end of the nineteenth century a stranger arrives in the Sussex countryside and mayhem ensues; in the sleepy county of Kent a miracle food brings biological chaos that engulfs and threatens the entire planet. 11. G. Wells's fertile and mercurial imagination never brought us more bizarre and unsettling stories than those revealed in The Invisible Man 11897) and The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (1904). These are stories of extraordinary physical transformations and are at once extremely funny and richly imaginative. At the same time. Wells poses some very probing questions about the ethical dimensions to science and the human capacity for both pity and cruelty. Brought together for the first time in this new Wordsworth edition. The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods are two of Wells's most entertaining and thought-provoking works.
This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H.G.Wells. "That black figure, with its eyes of fire, struck down through all my adult thoughts and feelings, and for a moment the forgotten horrors of childhood came back to my mind". Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo - a menagerie of savage animals. Tended to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. Here, he meets Montgomery's master, the sinister Dr. Moreau - a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilised world. It soon becomes clear he has been developing these experiments - with truly horrific results. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English,...
Вниманию читателей предлагается широко известный фантастический роман Г.Дж. Уэллса "Пища богов". Издание адресовано студентам языковых вузов, а также всем любителям англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики. Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничными комментариями и словарем.
During the 15th century the world was going through rough times , deceit , lies and corruption were everywhere and it was getting out of hand, the greed for more always came in first , many times even ahead of family values , the vast majority of people were living in poverty and misery . There were many plagues and illnesses that made the life of the poor even worst, making them to curse their own life and God.
The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilisation is under threat, as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays, and feast on the warm blood of trapped, still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear.
Book DescriptionUnabridged Audiobook - 6 CDs, 6 hours, 19 minutes - read by Scott Brick 'The stranger came early in February ... He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose.' After being evicted by his innkeeper, the invisible man reveals his "secret" and escapes without being seen by anyone. This eerie beginning develops into the story behind the "disfigured stranger" as he is hunted through the English countryside. 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 a simple continuation of his moral decline. At a time when science fiction was depicting what wonders the future would bring, H. G....
The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella originally published in 1897. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air, thus becoming invisible, be successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.
The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) belongs to the classics of early science fiction. It tells the story of Edward Prendick a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat and left on the island home of Doctor Moreau - a real monster who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.
In The Time Machine by H. G. Wells - a hugely influential, groundbreaking work of science fiction - a brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. The Time Traveller finds himself in a verdant, seemingly idyllic landscape where he is greeted by the diminutive Eloi people. The Eloi are beautiful but weak and indolent, and the explorer is perplexed by their fear of the dark. He soon discovers the reason for their fear - the Eloi are not the only race to have inherited the earth. When his time machine disappears, the Time Traveller must descend alone into the subterranean tunnels of the Morlocks - a terrifying, carnivorous people who toil in darkness - to reclaim it. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Time Machine features an introduction by Dr Mark Bould.
The War in the Air is a novel by H. G. Wells, written in 1907, serialized and published in 1908 in the Pall Mall Magazine. Like many of Wells's works, it is notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts, in this case, the use of the airplane for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a forward-thinking young man, a "kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-have-a-look-at-it and enamel chipping variety."
Our planet is at risk. The current explosion in the human population is forcing us to a simple but pivotal choice: stabilize the planet or perish. The coming years will bring grave crisis-environmental, economic, human. Only if we achieve a close understanding of the system of which we are part- how it came about and how it works- will the next generation be positioned to cope with the emerging problems. Geology and environment has a remarkable influence on our lives today, as it has on all life since the beginning billions of years ago. Perhaps the clearest influence we see of this is through the development of wealth from the exploitation of fossil fuels and mineral resources including precious metals and gems and there impacts on surrounding, climate change, pollution, radiation, etc. This book is a collection of my articles and research papers on different aspects of environment and geology and its interrelationship. It is from climate change to global warming, pollution to...
Вниманию читателей предлагается широко известный фантастический роман Г.Дж.Уэллса "Пища богов". Издание адресовано студентам языковых вузов, а также всем любителям англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики. Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничными комментариями и словарем.