ISBN 9780141441825,A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World


H. G. Wells


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780141441825

ISBN-10 0141441828


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


H.G. Wells takes the reader through a marvelously compelling journey of the evolution of life along with the human race's development. A Short History Of The World spans the time period from the origin of our planet around 2,000 million years ago to the outcome of the first most terrible world war, World War I. It goes on further to discuss the development of the Earth and the expansion of life on Earth. Further, the primitive thoughts and developments of humankind from the Cradle of Civilization have been explained here. Wells also discusses some unique topics, diverting from the goal, such as the rise of Judaism and Islam, the Neolithic era, the life of Jesus Christ, the Golden Age of Athens, the Industrial Revolution, and even the discovery of America. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War along with a description of the Russian famine in 1921 and the League of Nations in 1922. First published in 1922 by Cassell & Co Ltd Publishing, A Short History Of The World is an outstanding work of history. The scope of this non-fictional book is spectacular due to which Wells covers a vast variety of issues that brought a change in the world. The book has been immensely influenced by Wells' previous book The Outline of History.