Herbert George Wells (1866—1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, but he is now best remembered for his science fiction novels. "The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth" is a science fiction novel, first published in 1904. Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the foodstuffs experience incredible growth and serious illnesses
The seventeenth-century house of the seven gables shelters an old curse and a terrible secret. The lives of the Pyncheon family are ruined by greed, hatred and cowardice. Hepzibah and Clifford Pyncheon are tormented by the memories and ghosts of the past, until the love of two young people changes the course of destiny
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