Leading classic book publisher Wordsworth Editions has released eight H.G. Wells titles, seven of which – including The War Of The Worlds, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man – are in the publisher’s popular Classics series, retailing for just £1.99 each.
Each includes not just the key title, but also a second novel or some longer stories in the same genre – representing huge value for both consumers and educational institutions.
The eighth title, Selected Works of H.G. Wells, is a collection of novels in Wordsworth’s Metric Royal Special Editions series, retailing at £7.99.
Wordsworth Editions worked closely with the H.G. Wells Society to select the material, with five of the society’s members contributing original introductions, complementing others from Professor Cedric Watts and author David Stuart Davies.
The classic editions will feature original artwork by the American illustrator Carolyn Arcabascio.
H. G. Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) is famously often referred to as ‘the father of science fiction’, but Wells’s phenomenal imagination ranged far and wide and included works of comic social realism.
Such is Wells's facility for story-telling that, well over a century after their publication, his tales are as fresh and compelling to us today as they would have been when his initial readers first turned their pages, often in astonishment and frequently in amusement.
Wordsworth’s Managing Director Helen Trayler said: “We’ve had the release of these H.G Wells titles in our diaries for as long as I can remember, so it’s really exciting to finally make them available.
“Our hope is that our low price points and accompanying materials will introduce the delights of H.G. Wells to a new generation of readers.”
The full Wordsworth Editions H.G. Wells title list is as follows (with ISBN):
9781840227383 The Time Machine & Other Works
9781840227390 The Crystal Egg and Other Stories
9781840227406 The Island of Doctor Moreau & Other Works
9781840227413 The Invisible Man / The Food of the Gods
9781840227420 The War of the Worlds / The War in the Air
9781840227437 Kipps / The History of Mr Polly
9781840227444 The First Men in the Moon / A Modern Utopia
9781840227451 Selected Works of H.G. Wells
The titles are available today from all major book retailers.
Review copies are available on request.
And, finally, to celebrate the releases, Wordsworth Editions is conducting The Great British H.G. Wells Survey to gauge the public's views on one of the greatest science fiction writers that ever lived – simply visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HMLHS87 to take part!
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Wordsworth Editions
Wordsworth Editions is a successful, family-run business based in Hertfordshire. It shook up the book publishing world in the early 1990s, when it launched its range of paperback Classics, priced at just £1 each. Today Wordsworth Editions remains a leader in the sector it created, expanding its portfolio to cover Children’s Classics, World Literature, Poetry and Mystery & Supernatural titles.
For more information visit www.wordsworth-editions.com.
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