A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.

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In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government.

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Library Journal
This trio are from Wells's utopian writings, which generally chronicle a future society of potential greatness that has failed its mission and gone to seed. Not as posh as the "Deluxe Classics Editions," these nonetheless feature many nice extras, including scholarly introductions. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141441122
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
936,593
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."

Francis Wheen is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.

Gregory Claeys is a historian at the University of Royal Holloway, London.

Gregory Claeys is a historian at the University of Royal Holloway, London.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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A Modern Utopia 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wells is one of my favorite writers. This didn't disappoint. It was different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is error free. The other compaints must be for another version. My copy has a picture of the red book on it. Anyway, I liked this book, it was another good one by Wells.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He gazed up at her, his eyes shining as he suckled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, um... yah..l gues......um.....bye