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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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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James, Simon J.
Maps of utopia.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)780329883
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J James
ISBN: 9780191640018 0191640018
OCLC Number: 794730186
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Simon J. James.
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