"The great Change has come for evermore, happiness and beauty are our atmosphere, there is peace on earth and good will to all men": First Edition of H. G. Wells' In the Days of the Comet

  • In the Days of the Comet.
  • In the Days of the Comet.
  • In the Days of the Comet.

In the Days of the Comet.

Item Number: 95217

London: Macmillan and Co, 1906.

First edition of H. G. Wells’ classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition. A very sharp example.

H. G. Wells was a prominent member of the Fabian society and a utopian socialist; the great majority of his novels explore potential utopias and dystopias of the future, and how they may come to pass. In the present volume, "the wondrous change in human personality is brought about by the gases in a comet's tail, through which the Earth is fortunate enough to pass," a concept that has been adopted by numerous utopian societies in the years since this novel's pubication (Clute & Nicholls, 1314).