This book contains H. G. Wells' 1895 contemporary fantasy novel, "The Wonderful Visit". The story concerns an angel who spends just over a week in southern England. Mistaken for a bird, it is shot by an amateur ornithologist before being taken care of at a vicarage. The more it learns of Victorian society, the more critical of it it becomes; until, finally, it is denounced as a socialist. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as "The Time Machine" (1895),"The Invisible Man" (1897), and "The War of the Worlds" (1898). This book recommended for lovers of Wells' work and would make for a wonderful addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.