Writing at the dawn of the 20th century, Wells wrote over 100 short stories.These brilliant tales of the supernatural, the inexplicable and the macabre feature journeys into parallel worlds, stories of demonic possession and explorations of the boundaries of known-science. "The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells" is an anthology of four of these brilliant tales: 'The Moth' follows a professor who, after the death of his fiercest rival, descends into madness. 'The Late Mr. Elvesham' tells the story of a bright but poor student who unwittingly exchanges his youth for riches. Starring Michael Gambon. 'The Devotee of Art' is about an artist's obsession and the lengths he is willing to go to achieve artistic perfection. 'The Purple Pileus' is a horrific, hallucinogenic cautionary tale about marriage.