The Country Of The Blind pdf
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories is a collection of thirty-three fantasy and science fiction short stories written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1894 and 1909. It was first published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in 1911. All the stories had first been published in various weekly and monthly periodicals. Twenty-seven of the stories had also been previously published in five earlier story collections by Wells. The title of this collection refers to one of Wells’s best known short stories, “The Country of the Blind”, which is included in this book.
The Country Of The Blind Summary
While attempting to climb the unconquered crest of Parascotopetl (a fictitious mountain in Ecuador), a mountaineer named Nuñez slips and falls down the far side of the mountain. At the end of his descent, down a snow-slope in the mountain’s shadow, he finds a valley, cut off from the rest of the world on all sides by steep precipices. Unbeknown to Nuñez, he has discovered the fabled “Country of the Blind”. The valley had been a haven for settlers fleeing the tyranny of Spanish rulers, until an earthquake reshaped the surrounding mountains, cutting the valley off forever from future explorers. The isolated community prospered over the years, despite a disease that struck them early on, rendering all newborns blind. As the blindness slowly spread over many generations, the people’s remaining senses sharpened, and by the time the last sighted villager had died, the community had fully adapted to life without sight.
Details The Country Of The Blind pdf Book
Name Of the Novel: The Country Of The Blind
Author: H. G. Wells
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Short story, Science fiction and fantasy
Published: 1911 (Thomas Nelson and Sons)
Media type: Print (hardback)
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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