The World Set Free (version 2)

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

Radioactive decay is a major theme in the novel The World Set Free, published in 1914. Wells explores what might happen if the rate of decay could be sped up. The book may have encouraged scientists to explore theories of nuclear chain reaction. It also served as a vehicle for Wells to develop his ideas on survival of the human race. (Summary by Bill Boerst)

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, General Fiction, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 -- Preface, Prelude Sec 1-6 Jules Hawryluk
00:40:44
Play 01 01 -- Prelude Sec 7 & 8, Ch First Sec 1-3 Jules Hawryluk
00:55:05
Play 02 02 -- Ch First Sec 4-8 Jules Hawryluk
00:43:31
Play 03 03 -- Ch Second Sec 1-3 Jules Hawryluk
00:41:55
Play 04 04 -- Ch Second Sec 4-8 Jules Hawryluk
00:46:38
Play 05 05 -- Ch Second Sec 9 & 10, Ch Third Sec 1 & 2 William Tomcho
00:41:02
Play 06 06 -- Ch Third Sec 3-7 William Tomcho
00:51:11
Play 07 07 -- Ch Third Sec 8, Ch Fourth Sec 1-6 William Tomcho
00:40:33
Play 08 08 -- Ch Fourth Sec 7-11 Jules Hawryluk
00:40:53
Play 09 09 -- Ch Fourth Sec 12, Ch Fifth Sec 1-4 Jules Hawryluk
00:39:31
Play 10 10 -- Ch Fifth Sec 5-10 Jules Hawryluk
00:43:16