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The early fiction of H.G. Wells : fantasies of science

Author: Steven McLean
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: H G Wells
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven McLean
ISBN: 9780230535626 0230535623
OCLC Number: 475370930
Notes: Introduction. Misadventures in a post-Darwinian universe. Heart of darkness: The time machine and retrogression. An infernally rum place?: The island of Doctor Moreau and degeneration. Science and society. Science behind the blinds: scientist and society in The invisible man. The descent of Mars: evolution and ethics in The war of the worlds. Towards the shaping of humanity. Science is a match that man has just got alight?: science and social organisation in The first men in the moon. The limits of a sociological holiday: social progress in A modern utopia. Conclusion
Awards: Shortlisted for British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2009.
Description: ix, 242 s.
Contents: Introduction --
Misadventures in a post-Darwinian universe --
Heart of darkness: The time machine and retrogression --
An infernally rum place?: The island of Doctor Moreau and degeneration --
Science and society --
Science behind the blinds: scientist and society in The invisible man --
The descent of Mars: evolution and ethics in The war of the worlds --
Towards the shaping of humanity --
Science is a match that man has just got alight?: science and social organisation in The first men in the moon --
The limits of a sociological holiday: social progress in A modern utopia --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Steven McLean

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