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The Food Of The Gods And How It Came To Earth

By: H.G. Wells
Published By: Double9 Books
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Science fiction author H. G. Wells wrote a book titled The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth.
In Book I, two new characters are introduced: Professor Redwood, who becomes interested in "Growth" after analysing response times, and Mr. Bensington, a research chemist with a focus on "the More Toxic Alkaloids." After a year of investigation and experimentation, he discovers how to produce what he initially refers to as "the Food of the Gods" but eventually refers to as Herakleophorbia IV. The material is given to kids, who then balloon to huge sizes.
Albert Edward Caddles, Mrs. Skinner's grandson, is described in Book II as becoming into a symbol of "the arrival of Bigness in the world." Wells uses the opportunity to parody the Church of England clergy and the conservative rural nobility while illustrating life in a poor tiny community.
Caddles, the protagonist, decides to see the world rather than spend his life working in a chalk pit. The relationship between the nameless princess and the young giant Redwood is sensitively depicted in Book III's epilogue. Just as Caterham undertakes a campaign to subdue the giants, their romance begins to flourish. The planet is on the edge of a protracted conflict between the "small people" and the Children of the Food as the book comes to an end.

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H.G. Wells

Herbert George Wells was an English author who lived from 21 September 1866 to 13 August 1946. He was a prolific writer across various genres who produced dozens of short stories and more than fifty books. Along with works of social commentary, his nonfiction output included essays on politics, history, popular science, satire, biography, and autobiography. Wells has been dubbed the "father of science fiction" and is now primarily known for his science fiction books. He had fallen in love with one of his students, Amy Catherine Robbins (1872–1927), with whom he relocated to Working, Surrey, in May 1895, and the couple decided to split up in 1894. His early writings, dubbed "scientific romances," included The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, and The First Men in the Moon, among other works, and established several ideas that are now considered classics in science fiction. In addition, he produced acclaimed realistic novels like Kipps and Tono-Bungay, which was a satire of Edwardian English culture. At the age of 79, Wells passed away at his London house on 13 Hanover Terrace, which had a view of Regent's Park, for undetermined reasons. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 215 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357481540
  • ISBN-13: 9789357481540
  • Item Weight: 258g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Science Fiction / General