Product detail

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

Author: Michael Sherborne (Editor); H. G. Wells; Norman Stone (Introduction by)
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 0
Description

Of the more than one hundred books that H. G. Wells published in his lifetime, this is one of the most ambitious. Spanning the origins of the Earth to the outcome of World War I, A Short History of the World is an engrossing account of the evolution of life and the development of the human race. Wells brings his monumental learning and penetrating historical insight to bear on the Neolithic era, the rise of Judaism, the Golden Age of Athens, the life of Christ, the rise of Islam, the discovery of America, the Industrial Revolution, and a host of other subjects. Breathtaking in scope, this thought-provoking masterwork remains one of the most readable and rewarding of its kind.


 


For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author description

?

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141441825
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : July 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 25mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Sherborne (Editor); H. G. Wells; Norman Stone (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 400