The First Men in the Moon

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]

Price: $225.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (9/14/2011) in blue ink on front flyleaf, and a brief note on the copyright date stating when he began and finished the book (10/12/11, 10/17/11). 2010 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 342, [8] pp. 8vo. Full green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The First Men in the Moon is a 1901 scientific romance novel by the British author H. G. Wells. The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protagonists, the impoverished businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr. Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by an extraterrestrial civilization the two refer to as Selenites. The novel can be read as a critique of prevailing political opinions of the period, particularly of imperialism. The theme of a clash between civilizations is reminiscent of Wells's earlier and more famous work, The War of the Worlds. As in The War of the Worlds, it is hinted that the non-human civilization presented might reflect the way human society would develop in the far future. As such, the Selenite society depicted could be considered either a utopia or a dystopia, depending on which of its features one emphasizes.

Title: The First Men in the Moon

Author: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]

Categories: British & Irish, SF, Leather-Bound, Easton Press,

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2268788