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In the Days of the Comet (1906) [Novel]
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A comet rushes toward the earth, a deadly, glowing orb that soon fills the sky and promises doom. But mankind is too busy hating, stealing, scheming, and killing to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust and vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage all-out war, bitter strikes erupt, and jealous lovers plot revenge and murder. The earth slips past the comet by the narrowest of margins, but all succumb to the gases in its tail. When mankind wakes up, everyone is completely and profoundly different.

In the Days of the Comet is H. G. Wells's classic tale of the last days of the old earth and the extraterrestrial Change that becomes the salvation of the human race. An ill-fated romance between Willie Leadford and Nettie Stuart unfolds in a world buried in misery and bent on its own destruction. After the earth passes through the comet's tail, suffering, pettiness, and injustice melt away. Willie, Nettie, and everyone around them are reborn. They now see themselves and their world in a dramatically new and wonderful way.

Original title: In the Days of the Comet
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Seven Famous Novels (1934) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: H. G. Wells

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In the Days of the Comet (1906)
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Language: English

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In the Days of the Comet (September 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803298255
Pages: 221
Notes: Introduction by Ben Bova

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In the Days of the Comet (August 1967)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages: 223
Notes: Berkley book #X1440

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In the Days of the Comet (1966)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Airmont Publishing
Pages: 192
Notes: Introduction by Robert A. W. Lowndes
Airmont #CL111

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