The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (version 2)

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood have invented a substance that causes living things to grow - and grow - and grow! As their experiments progress, the substance quickly gets out of control and the fun begins as insects and plants receive the benefit of the Food of the Gods. Surely nobody would dream of feeding such a thing to a human child… would they? In this little-known science fiction satire, Wells takes potshots at every member of society: scientists, ministers, charitable heiresses, revolutionaries, and everyone in between. Yet in the end, Wells shows his faith both in humanity and its never-ceasing progress. - Summary by Catharine Eastman

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Book 1, Chapter 1 Catharine Eastman
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Play 02 Book 1, Chapter 2, Sections 1-3 Catharine Eastman
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Play 03 Book 1, Chapter 2, Sections 4-8 Catharine Eastman
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Play 04 Book 1, Chapter 3, Sections 1-3 Catharine Eastman
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Play 05 Book 1, Chapter 3, Sections 4-5 Catharine Eastman
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Play 06 Book 1, Chapter 3, Sections 6-8 Catharine Eastman
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Play 07 Book 1, Chapter 4, Sections 1-3 Catharine Eastman
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Play 08 Book 1, Chapter 4, Sections 4-6 Catharine Eastman
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Play 09 Book 1, Chapter 5 Catharine Eastman
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Play 10 Book 2, Chapter 1, Sections 1-3 Catharine Eastman
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Play 11 Book 2, Chapter 1, Sections 4-7 Catharine Eastman
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Play 12 Book 2, Chapter 2 Catharine Eastman
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Play 13 Book 3, Chapter 1, Sections 1-2 Catharine Eastman
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Play 14 Book 3, Chapter 1, Sections 3-5 Catharine Eastman
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Play 15 Book 3, Chapter 2, Sections 1-2 Catharine Eastman
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Play 16 Book 3, Chapter 2, Sections 3-5 Catharine Eastman
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Play 17 Book 3, Chapter 3 Catharine Eastman
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Play 18 Book 3, Chapter 4, Sections 1-3 Catharine Eastman
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Play 19 Book 3, Chapter 4, Section 4 Catharine Eastman
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Play 20 Book 3, Chapter 5 Catharine Eastman
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