The Magic shop, H.G Wells, 1903
A boy named Gip and his father visit a magic shop in Regent Street, London andsoon things seem to be mysterious and the shopkeeper is most mysterious of all. Gipis excited by all the magic objects while his father gets amused for a short timebefore he becomes distant when he realises things are between reality and illusion.
The Red Room, H.G Wells, 1894
The narrator challenges himself to stay the night in a room located in French Castlecalled Lorraine that is believed to be haunted. The narrator having announced to acouple of elderly people that he has never seen a ghost before and that he is notafraid of going into the room to sleep. After being warned by the old caretakers of theCastle, he walks in the red room and places candles at various spots and suddenlythe candles start to wink out one by one until the darkness reigns the red roommaking the man loose his confident and calm. Eventually he fell and gets knockedunconscious, he wakes up the next day and tries to recall what happens to announcethat the room is not only haunted by ghosts but worst, haunted by black Fear.
Herbert George Wells
(21september 1866- 13 August 1946) was an English Authornow best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He also writescontemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooksand rules for war games. He is referred to as the "Father of science fiction".Wells used to express his feelings, romantic interest and political views throughdrawings and sketches that covered his diary endpapers.Although the obstacles Wells faced during his early life, he developed an interest in awide range of subjects such as: Biology, Politics and Art and Design.