The First Men in the Moon

Author: H.G. Wells
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,865 / 200 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PS
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Downloads: 8,778
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The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race of moon-folk the two call "Selenites." The novel can also be read as a critique of prevailing political opinions from the turn of the century, particularly of imperialism.

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"So much pettiness," he explained; "so much intrigue! And really, when one has an idea--a novel, fertilising idea--I don't want to be uncharitable, but--"

I am a man who believes in impulses. I made what was perhaps a rash proposition. But you must remember, that I had been alone, play-writing in Lympne, for fourteen days, and my compunction for his ruined walk still hung about me. "Why not," said I, "make this your new habit? In the place of the one I spoilt? At least, until we can settle about the bungalow. What you want is to turn over your work in your mind. That you have always done during your afternoon walk. Unfortunately that's over--you can't get things back as they were. But why not come and talk about your work to me; use me as a sort of wall against which you may throw your thoughts and catch t

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Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****
2011.03.23
Dave John
*****

This story has long earned itself its inclusion in the lists of classic fiction. Arguably the first really sensible and feasible science fiction novel. It is full of imagination and attention to detail. When reading this story, it is very easy to imagine yourself there with the two adventurers.

A really good and timeless story that has not dimmed with the ages. Even though man has since landed on the moon this story loses none of its mystery and intrigue.

Read it - you won't be wasting your time.

2010.11.03
Gitesh mishra
***..

Its an interesting book specially that thing that Mr. Cavor founds a substance which can oppose the force of Gravity.
One must read this book........

2006.02.17
amit
***..

it is the good book one should read it.


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