The Outline of History by H.G. Wells Volume One and Two 1971 Double Day and Co

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Dive into the annals of human history with H.G. Wells' The Outline of History. These volumes, spanning from the dawn of the Earth to the aftermath of the First World War, offer a panoramic view of mankind's journey. Written with Wells' characteristic clarity and insight, this work is not just a recounting of events but an engaging narrative that connects the past to the present.

Four Key Features:

  1. Comprehensive Coverage: From prehistory to the early 20th century, explore significant milestones across civilizations.
  2. Engaging Visuals: Rich with maps and diagrams to enhance understanding.
  3. Volume Details: Vol. 1 encompasses 550 pages, and Vol. 2 expands the narrative with an additional 1103 pages.
  4. Collector's Delight: A must-have in any history enthusiast's collection, these red hardcover books are both informative and decorative.

Author Insight: H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells, often hailed as the father of science fiction, was more than just a visionary novelist. Through The Outline of History, Wells transcends the boundaries of fiction, offering a comprehensive and insightful overview of humanity's progress.

His narrative weaves historical facts with engaging storytelling, highlighting his profound understanding of human society and its developmental trajectory. Wells' work not only charts the course of history but also reflects on the potential future, showcasing his remarkable ability to blend scientific knowledge with creative speculation.


In excellent condition for their age, these volumes are a testament to the enduring value of knowledge. They exhibit minor wear, indicative of their journey through time and the hands of previous owners.


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In Summation:

The Outline of History by H.G. Wells is more than a set of books; it's a gateway to understanding humanity's past and its implications for our future. Secure these volumes today and add a cornerstone to your library that bridges the story of mankind with timeless insight.

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