The First Men in the Moon
When penniless businessman Mr. Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr. Cavor, an absentminded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford that the... show more
When penniless businessman Mr. Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr. Cavor, an absentminded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford that the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon. With Bedford motivated by money, and Cavor by the desire for knowledge, the two embark on the expedition. But neither are prepared for what they find—a world of freezing nights, boiling days, and sinister alien life, in which they may be trapped forever. First time in Penguin Classics Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, suggestions for further reading, and detailed notes
Publish date: September 27th 2005
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 213
Edition language: English
Would we have a colony on the Moon if it had gold and a native peoples to wipe out? We know the answer if they had oil.Perennial conman, Bedford, has escaped his creditors by hiding in the countryside. Here he meets an inventor, Cavor, who is a genius with no idea what they are doing. Bedford cons C...
I think that Wells is an underrated writer and that this book is underrated within his works. It is better than The Invisible Man and almost as good as War of the Worlds, which is in many ways a companion piece to this work.The story concerns two men Mr. Bedford, the narrator and the scientist Cavo...
Biographical NoteIntroductionFurther ReadingNote on the Text--The First Men in the MoonNotes
There are a few books that come to mind when people mention H.G. Wells, but this particular book does not tend to be one of them. It is not a story, or a novel, per se, and seems to wind up with Wells philosophising on the perfect society. The story itself is divided into two parts with the first, a...
Not much to say about this one, it was light on pretty much everything. I'd just seen the movie a couple of weeks ago and it was the same. Not terribly interesting.