The Plattner Story

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781496199812
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Whether the story of Gottfried Plattner is to be credited or not is a pretty question in the value of evidence. On the one hand, we have seven witnesses—to be perfectly exact, we have six and a half pairs of eyes, and one undeniable fact; and on the other we have—what is it?—prejudice, common-sense, the inertia of opinion. Never were there seven more honest-seeming witnesses; never was there a more undeniable fact than the inversion of Gottfried Plattner's anatomical structure, and—never was there a more preposterous story than the one they have to tell! The most preposterous part of the story is the worthy Gottfried's contribution (for I count him as one of the seven). Heaven forbid that I should be led into giving countenance to superstition by a passion for impartiality, and so come to share the fate of Eusapia's patrons! Frankly, I believe there is something crooked about this business of Gottfried Plattner; but what that crooked factor is, I will admit as frankly, I do not know. I have been surprised at the credit accorded to the story in the most unexpected and authoritative quarters. The fairest way to the reader, however, will be for me to tell it without further comment.

The Plattner Story

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781419177682
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Heaven forbid that I should be led into giving countenance to superstition by a passion for impartiality, and so come to share the fate of Eusapia's patrons! Frankly, I believe there is something crooked about this business of Gottfried Plattner; but what that crooked factor is, I will admit as frankly, I do not know. I have been surprised at the credit accorded to the story in the most unexpected and authoritative quarters. The fairest way to the reader, however, will be for me to tell it without further comment.

The Plattner Story And Others

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788074848711
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Plattner Story and Others (The original 1897 edition of 17 fantasy and science fiction short stories)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Plattner Story and Others is a collection of seventeen short stories written by H.G. Wells. This volume was first published in March 1897 by Methuen & Co.Table of contents :"The Plattner Story" "The Argonauts of the Air" "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" "In the Abyss" "The Apple" "Under the Knife" "The Sea-Raiders" "Pollock and the Porroh Man" "The Red Room" "The Cone" "The Purple Pileus" "The Jilting of Jane" "In the Modern Vein" "A Catastrophe" "The Lost Inheritance" "The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic" "A Slip Under the Microscope"Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games.

Collected Short Stories

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409235157
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Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer most famous today for the science fiction novels he published between 1895 and 1901: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, and The First Men in the Moon. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. Only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

Selected Stories Of H G Wells

Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307431819
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Le Guin's selection of twenty-six stories showcases Well's genius and reintroduces readers to his singular talent for making the unbelievable seem utterly plausible.

The Country Of The Blind And Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1877527378
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories brings together thirty-three of H. G. Wells' science fiction and fantasy short stories which were previously published separately in a variety of periodicals. The title refers to one of Wells' most popular short stories, included in this book.

The Sea Raiders

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Herbert George Wells
ISBN: 8822883152
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"The Sea Raiders" is a short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1896 in "The Weekly Sun Literary Supplement". It was included in "The Plattner Story and Others", a collection of short stories by Wells published by Methuen & Co. in 1897. It was included in "The Country of the Blind and Other Stories", a collection of short stories by Wells published by Thomas Nelson & Sons in 1911. The story describes encounters with a previously unknown sort of giant squid, which attacks humans; in particular, an encounter on the seashore of Devon, England.