Critical Response To H.G. Wells

Critical Response To H.G. Wells

by William J. Scheick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313288593

ISBN-13: 9780313288593

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

H. G. Wells was one of the most influential authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered today as the author of classic works of science fiction, such as The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon. He was also the author of The Outline of World History, an ambitious chronicle of

Overview

H. G. Wells was one of the most influential authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered today as the author of classic works of science fiction, such as The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon. He was also the author of The Outline of World History, an ambitious chronicle of the world from antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century. Through essays and reviews, this volume traces the critical reception of his works.

An introductory essay overviews Wells's literary career and provides a context for understanding his works. Each of the sections that follow treats one of his major works, according to the publication date of his story. Within each section are reviews, essays, or excerpts that exemplify the critical response to that particular work from the time of its appearance to the present day. A bibliography at the end of the volume lists the most important modern critical studies of Wells and indicates the tremendous contemporary interest in Wells as an author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313288593
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Critical Responses in Arts and Letters Series, #17
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Cameron Northouse

Introduction: H. G. Wells and the Literate Subconscious

Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The Lounger by Anonymous

The Early H. G. Wells by Bernard Bergonzi

Literature by Anonymous

The War of the Worlds by John St. Loe Strachey

Mr. Sammler's War of the Planets by Allan Chavkin

The Ideas of H. G. Wells by Anonymous

History, Adventure, and School Stories by Anonymous

The Natural History of H. G. Wells by John R. Reed

Sociological Speculations by F. C. S. S.

Mr. Well's Kipps by F. G. Bettany

The Novels of Wells, Bennett and Galsworthy by William Bellamy

Encounters with the "White Sphinx": The Re-Vision of Poe in Wells's Early Fiction by Catherine Rainwater

Mr. Wells's New Novel by W. H. Chesson

A Fictioneer of the Laboratory by H. L. Mencken

The New Machiavelli by Arnold Bennett

H. G. Wells and Mrs. Humphry Ward by John R. Reed

The Novel of Ideas by Rebecca West

Keeping the Game Going: The Re-Vision of Poe in Wells's Later Fiction by Catherine Rainwater

Ellen Glasgow's Outline of History in The Shadowy Third and Other Stories by Catherine Rainwater

Mr. Wells's New Novel by E. B. Osborn

Mr. H. G. Wells's Pamphlet Novel by Richard Jennings

H. G. Wells's and Henry James's Two Ladies by Janet Gabler-Hover

Schopenhauer, Spengler, and Wells by William J. Scheick

Afterword: The Contemporary Novel by H. G. Wells

Supplementary Readings: 1956-1994

Index

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