A Modern Utopia

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"Well's uncanny ability to highlight the problems which are now most acute and supply tentative solutions that allow a maximum of individual freedom merits serious consideration. Recommended reading for students and teachers dealing with government, science, and the contemporary dilemma of a world facing war, famine, and racial unrest."-Choice
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"Well's uncanny ability to highlight the problems which are now most acute and supply tentative solutions that allow a maximum of individual freedom merits serious consideration. Recommended reading for students and teachers dealing with government, science, and the contemporary dilemma of a world facing war, famine, and racial unrest."-Choice
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499304688
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells

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.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Herbert George Wells (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1866
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bromley, Kent, England
    1. Date of Death:
      August 13, 1946
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Cale

    He gazed up at her, his eyes shining as he suckled.

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    Posted August 25, 2014

    Lily

    Move to 'The Res.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Cale

    Lol. I wish l had a dad. There was a time.. we were very close to having my brother adopt me, because my mom was about to just give up on me. I was actually excited for it. I love my brother to death, and him being my dad? That'd be awesome.)) He formed his mouth over her ni<_>pple, suckling the milk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Will

    I will be in the war of the worlds

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    Posted August 23, 2014

    Mallory

    Oh, um... yah..l gues......um.....bye

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    Posted September 1, 2014

    Mal

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    Posted September 9, 2014

    Will

    Left

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    A wonderful book!

    A wonderful book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Wells is one of my favorite writers. This didn't disappoint. It

    Wells is one of my favorite writers. This didn't disappoint. It was different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    This version is error free. The other compaints must be for anot

    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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