A Short History Of The World (Penguin Modern Classics)

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In concrete and vigorous prose H. G. Wells tells the story of the planet from its geological beginnings to the First World War. Combining his experience as teacher, reformer, scientist and novelist, he considers the effects of economic, social and political change 'shorn of elaborations and complications'. But the great theme of this balanced, humane and imaginative synthesis is a profound importance of ideas: the cultural impact of religions and philosophies, of scientific and technological discoveries.

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The author and political philosopher H G Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, and educated at the Normal School of Science in London. Wells worked as a draper's apprentice, bookkeeper, tutor, and journalist until 1895, when he became a full-time writer.In the next 50 years he produced more than 80 books including THE TIME MACHINE (1895), THE INVISIBLE MAN (1897), THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1898), and THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (1933).

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An attempt to synthesize what is known of the immensity of world history, in a form that can be grasped by the layman. Well's view of "the great adventure of mankind" is presented in the same format as when it was first published in 1922.

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