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Maps of utopia : H.G. Wells, modernity, and the end of culture

Author: Simon J James
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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"H. G. Wells is one of the most widely-read writers of the twentieth century, but until now the aesthetics of his work have not been investigated in detail. "Maps of Utopia" tells the story of Wells's writing career over six decades, during which he produced popular science, educational theory, history, politics, prophecy, and utopia, as well as realist, experimental, and science fiction. This book asks what Wells  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells; Herbert G Wells
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J James
ISBN: 9780199606597 0199606595 9780191738517 0191738514
OCLC Number: 780329883
Description: xiv, 230 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Of art, of literature, of Mr. H.G. Wells --
The history of the future: the scientific romances --
The uses of literacy: reading and realism in Wells's novels --
The idea of a planned world: H.G. Wells's utopias --
Education and catastrophe: the war and the world.
Other Titles: H.G. Wells, modernity, and the end of culture
Responsibility: Simon J. James.

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This is the first study of the literary theories of H. G. Wells, the founding father of English science fiction and once the most widely read writer in the world. It explores his entire career,  Read more...

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