"The whole thing was an affair of misty shadows": First edition of H. G. Wells' The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth
The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth.
Item Number: 95220
London: Macmillan and Co, 1904.
First edition of Wells’ satiric utopian novel. Octavo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
Like many of Wells' works, The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth is an allegory of class struggle and imperialism as illustrated in a fantastic utopian future. Wells called the novel "a fantasia on the change of scale in human affairs." The story was adapted into several graphic novels and B-movies including the 1976 science fiction thriller of the same name produced and written by Bert I. Gordon.