Charlotte Bronte's Villette is the gothic tale of Lucy Snowe, who travels to the fictional town of Villette in Belgium to teach at a girl's school.
H. G. Wells, in his 1906 In the Days of the Comet uses the vapors of a comet to trigger a deep and lasting change in humanity's perspective on themselves and the world.
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, wrote the apocalyptic novel The Last Man in 1826.
This is a guide-book to joy. It is for the use of the sad, the bored, the tired, anxious, disheartened and disappointed.
If the reading of this little book encourages any on their pilgrim way; if it arouses them to greater diligence.
H. G. Wells' prophetic The War in the Air foretold the use of airplanes in warfare and the coming of World War I.
The World Set Free is H. G. Wells' prophetic 1914 novel, telling of world war and the advent of nuclear weapons.
H. G. Wells' A Modern Utopia is a fusion of fiction and philosophy.
In the dystopian vision of H. G. Wells' novel The Sleeper Awakes (1910), a man awakes to a London where all he knew has radically changed after his sleep of two hundred and three years.