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H. G. Wells : Cambridge Topics in Geography - John Batchelor

H. G. Wells

Cambridge Topics in Geography

Paperback Published: 20th May 1985
ISBN: 9780521278041
Number Of Pages: 192

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H. G. Wells wrote almost a hundred books, yet he is generally remembered for only a handful of them. He is known above all as a writer who heralded the future, yet throughout his life he clung to fixed attitudes from the Victorian past. He began his career as a draper's apprentice; by the age of forty-five he had secured an international reputation as the author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, Kipps and TonoBungay; he went on to establish himself as an influential educator, polemicist, and sage. In this book John Batchelor offers a readable introduction to Wells's huge and varied output as a writer and thinker. He guides the reader through the whole oeuvre, and argues persuasively that at his best Wells was a great artist: a man with a remarkable, restless imagination (not limited, as many critics have implied, merely to his early romances), and with a coherent and responsible theory of fiction.

The romances of the 1890s: The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The War of the Worlds
The Edwardian achievement, I: Love and Mr Lewisham, Kipps, The First Men in the Moon, The War in the Air
The Edwardian achievement, II: Tono-Bungay, Ann Veronica, The History of Mr Polly
The decade of struggle: Mr Britling Sees it Through, Boon, 'prig' novels and discussion novels
Wells in the modern world: Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island, The Bulpington of Blup, The Croquet Player, dualism and education
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ISBN: 9780521278041
ISBN-10: 052127804X
Series: Cambridge Topics in Geography
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 20th May 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.25