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The Crystal Egg

H. G. Wells

"The Crystal Egg" is a science fiction short story written by H. G. Wells in 1897. – The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. – The story was written the same year in which Wells was serializing "The War of the Worlds" in Pearson's Magazine, a year before it was published as a novel. Because of the vaguely similar descriptions of the Martians and their machines, "The Crystal Egg" is often considered a precursor to "The War of the Worlds", though there is no clear foreshadowing of the events that transpire in the novel.

"The Crystal Egg" is a science fiction short story written by H. G. Wells in 1897. – The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. – The story was written the same year in which Wells was serializing "The War of the Worlds" in Pearson's Magazine, a year before it was published as a novel. Because of the vaguely similar descriptions of the Martians and their machines, "The Crystal Egg" is often considered a precursor to "The War of the Worlds", though there is no clear foreshadowing of the events that transpire in the novel.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

"The Crystal Egg" is a science fiction short story written by H. G. Wells in 1897. – The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. – The story was written the same year in which Wells was serializing "The War of the Worlds" in Pearson's Magazine, a year before it was published as a novel. Because of the vaguely similar descriptions of the Martians and their machines, "The Crystal Egg" is often considered a precursor to "The War of the Worlds", though there is no clear foreshadowing of the events that transpire in the novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alix Martin

Length:

49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00