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In the Days of the Comet

H. G. Wells

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Description:

William ("Willie") is a student living in the British town of Clayton. As a Socialist, he tries to move power from the upper class to the working class. Interestingly, in a fictitious confrontation Britain declares war on Germany. Willie falls in love with Nettie, but when she elopes with an upper-class man, Willie resolves to kill them both. Throughout the novel there is present in the sky a large comet which gives off a green glow. As Willie prepares to shoot the lovers, two battleships appear and begin shelling the coast, causing Willie to nearly lose his targets. As the comet enters the atmosphere, it gives off a green gas which envelopes everyone including Willie, who falls asleep. Willie wakes up a changed man. He is able to reason so clearly that he realizes the foolishness of his plan for revenge. Other people have changed too. Our hero marvels at how humankind has risen to new levels of vision and understanding. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11