H G Wells Collection 24 Volumes

H.G. Wells – Works, 24 Volumes Heron Books London 1960s

Herbert George Wells (1866 –  1946) was an English author, 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 text books. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction”.

Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic. His middle-period novels (1900–1920) were less science-fictional; they covered lower-middle class life (The History of Mr Polly) and the “New Woman” and the Suffragettes (Ann Veronica). (from Wikipedia)

  • Love and Mr Lewisham, The Undying Fire illustrated by Sandra Archibald;
  • The Food of the Gods illustrated by Graham Byfield;
  • The War in the Air illustrated by Michael Jackson;
  • Tono-Bungay illustrated by Christina Carpenter;
  • Men Like Gods illustrated by David W Whitfield;
  • The Shape of Things to Come illustrated by Lisbeth Kneen;
  • Kipps, the Story of a Simple Soul illustrated by David Knight;
  • In the Days of the Comet illustrated by Tony Shannon;
  • The Sleeper Awakes, Tales of the Unexpected illustrated by Pauline Ellison;
  • The Passionate Friends illustrated by Leonora Box;
  • The New Machiavelli illustrated by Rosemary Neale;
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man illustrated by Michael Charlton;
  • Tales of Life and Adventure, Tales of Wonder illustrated by David Knight;
  • The Time Machine, The First Men in the Moon illustrated by Pauline Ellison;
  • The War of the Worlds, A Dream of Armageddon, The Land Ironclads general introduction by Frank Wells, illustrated by Graham Byfield;
  • Ann Veronica illustrated by Sandra Archibald.
  • The History of Mr Polly/The Wonderful Visit
  • The World of William Clissold Volumes I
  • The World of William Clissold Volumes II
  • Mr Britling
  • The Wheels of Chance
  • The Soul of a Bishop
  • The Research Magnificent
  • Brynhild

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5 Responses to “H G Wells Collection 24 Volumes”

  1. admin September 6, 2016 at 5:55 am #

    Shipping costs to the UK would not make this a cost effective purchase for me

  2. Simon Glinski September 6, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    I have the first 10 volumes in good condition. I live in Australia.

  3. admin June 16, 2016 at 5:45 am #

    You are correct that shipping to the UK would not be cost effective from a resale point of view.

  4. Judy Wells June 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    I have the complete set of 24 in good condition. I live in New Zealand so postage might be expensive.
    Judy Wells

  5. Geoff Allen March 11, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Hi I am trying to collect these books,so far up to 15! My Research Magnificent is the book i wish to buy next. It was recommended to me,I hear it’s autobiographical with the character’s wife & and a good drama to boot. Perhaps when I move i’ll offer you my collection;)

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