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THE WORLD
SET FREE


H.G. WELLS

THE

WORLD SET FREE

A STORY OF MANKIND


BY
H. G. WELLS


E.P. Dutton Printer's Mark


NEW YORK
E·P·DUTTON & COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1914
By H. G. Wells

 

Printed in the United States of America

TO
FREDERICK SODDY'S
INTERPRETATION OF RADIUM
THIS STORY
WHICH OWES LONG PASSAGES
TO HIS ELEVENTH CHAPTER
ACKNOWLEDGES AND INSCRIBES ITSELF

 

CONTENTS

PRELUDE
PAGE
The Sun Snarers 11
CHAPTER THE FIRST
The New Source of Energy 40
CHAPTER THE SECOND
The Last War 89
CHAPTER THE THIRD
The Ending of the War 149
CHAPTER THE FOURTH
The New Phase 210
CHAPTER THE FIFTH
The Last Days of Marcus Karenin 265
 


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.