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The Country of the Blind

by H. G. Wells

A story about a mountain climber who discovers a civilization where everyone is blind and who have developed unique ways of using their other senses. They notice that their new arrival is very different from them and insist that he surgically remove his eyes if he wants to stay in their community. (The Plattner Story is available as an audiobook from librivox.org.)

Contents: The Jilting of Jane; The Cone; The Stolen Bacillus; The Flowering of the Strange Orchid; In the Avu Observatory; Ăpyornis Island; The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes; The Lord of the Dynamos; The Moth; The Treasure in the Forest; The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham; Under the Knife; The Sea Raiders; The Obliterated Man; The Plattner Story; The Red Room; The Purple Pileus; A Slip Under the Microscope; The Crystal Egg; The Star; The Man Who Could Work Miracles; A Vision of Judgement; Jimmy Goggles the God; Miss Winchelsea's Heart; A Dream of Armageddon; The Valley of Spiders; The New Accelerator; The Truth About Pyecraft; The Magic Shop; The Empire of the Ants; The Door in the Wall; The Country of the Blind; The Beautiful Suit

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