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Bicycles and Tripods

The Wheels of Chance (1896); The Invisible Man (1897); The War of the Worlds (1898)
  • Adam Roberts
Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)


A detailed reading of two of Wells’s cycling adventure story The Wheels of Chance (1896) and two of the most influential science fiction novels ever written: The Invisible Man (1897); The War of the Worlds (1898).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Roberts
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamUK

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