In the Days of the Comet

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IN THE DAYS OF
THE COMET


BY

H. G. WELLS

AUTHOR OF "A MODERN UTOPIA," "THE SEA LADY," AND
"LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM"




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NEW YORK
THE CENTURY CO.
1906

Copyright, 1906, by
The Century Co.
Copyright, 1905, 1906, by
International Magazine Company.


Published, October 1906



THE DE VINNE PRESS

"The World's Great Age begins anew,
The Golden Years return,
The Earth doth like a Snake renew
Her Winter Skin outworn:
Heaven smiles, and Faiths and Empires gleam
Like Wrecks of a Dissolving Dream."[1]

  1. From the chorus of Hellas by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Wikisource contributor note)

CONTENTS

  1. PROLOGUE
  2. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    3
  3.  
    BOOK THE FIRST
  4.  
    THE COMET
  5. CHAPTER
  6. I.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    9
  7. II.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    52
  8. III.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    89
  9. IV.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    152
  10. V.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    184
  11.  
    BOOK THE SECOND
  12.  
    THE GREEN VAPORS
  13. I.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    221
  14. II.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    252
  15. III.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    279
  16.  
    BOOK THE THIRD
  17.  
    THE NEW WORLD
  18. I.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    303
  19. II.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    335
  20. III.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    353
  21.  
    EPILOGUE
  22. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    875


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The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.