A Story of the Days to Come

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

Set in London in the early 22nd century, this novella depicts the troubles of two lovers, Denton and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a well-to-do woman with many connections, but Denton is only a middle-class worker. Elizabeth's father strongly disapproves of the match, and orders a hypnotist to hypnotize his daughter into thinking that she is in love with another. When the scheme is found out, Denton and Elizabeth elope, leading to a string of events that take them from the top of London society to horrifying depths of "underneath" London. (Summary by WoollyBee)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Cure for Love Dennis Blake
Play 02 The Vacant Country Lucretia B.
Play 03 The Ways of the City A. J. Carroll
Play 04 Underneath Mike Pelton
Play 05 Bindon Intervenes Mike Pelton