Far ahead of its time, The Island of Dr. Moreau explores the misuses of the science of biogenetics and the consequences of messing with Mother Nature. First published in 1896, the horrors depicted in this book are now scientific possibilities.
Secret Places of the Heart
The maid was a young woman of great natural calmness; she was accustomed to let in visitors who had this air of being annoyed and finding one umbrella too numerous for them. It mattered nothing to her that the gentleman was asking for Dr. Martineau…
"Little Wars" is the game of kings - for players in an inferior social position. It can be played by boys of every age from twelve to one hundred and fifty - and even later if the limbs remain sufficiently supple - by girls of the better sort, and…
The Time Machine
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the…
The jolliest indoor games for boys and girls demand a floor, and the home that has no floor upon which games may be played falls so far short of happiness. It must be a floor covered with linoleum or cork carpet, so that toy soldiers and such-like…
The Island of Doctor Moreau
On February the First 1887, the Lady Vain was lost by collision with a derelict when about the latitude 1' S. and longitude 107' W.On January the Fifth, 1888 - that is eleven months and four days after - my uncle, Edward Prendick, a private…
Soul of a Bishop
It was a scene of bitter disputation. A hawk-nosed young man with a pointing finger was prominent. His face worked violently, his lips moved very rapidly, but what he said was inaudible.
The War in the Air
This here Progress, said Mr. Tom Smallways, "it keeps on." "You'd hardly think it could keep on," said Mr. Tom Smallways. It was along before the War in the Air began that Mr. Smallways made this remark. He was sitting on the fence at the end of his…
The Country of the Blind, And Other Stories
As I sit writing in my study, I can hear our Jane bumping her way downstairs with a brush and dust-pan. She used in the old days to sing hymn tunes, or the British national song for the time being, to these instruments, but latterly she has been…
The Red Room
Best known as a science fiction writer, H.G. Wells also dabbled in horror and supernatural writing. "The Red Room" is a taut psychological thriller that showcases Wells' mastery of these genres. Get ready to sleep with the lights on after you finish…
The Invisible Man Study Guide
Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys.
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