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Modern Utopia
     

Modern Utopia

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by H. G. Wells
 

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016579764
Publisher:
Romeo Publications
Publication date:
04/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
728 KB

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."

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 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only complaint is that the other reviewer can't be complained on. Perhaps if Rosie could spell then she wouldn't have a difficult time reading? To those who are Wells fans, this is going to be one you will like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a revealing story, we might learn something from it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite a few errors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are a few typos but in genral it is a very good book.
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Unfortunately, I believe this book was not only scanned, the scanned images were translated into text by a computer. Any text that was illegible was then filled in by an educated guess by the machine. This led to bad translations and illegible print.
teresa clampitt More than 1 year ago
I can deal with imperfections but something is messed up with this copy. Maybe it was OK before but it is unreadable now.
Zerina Marie Bermudez More than 1 year ago
I think there's something wrong with this ebook. It doesn't look right.... like trying to read a Mac file on a PC.
rosie80 More than 1 year ago
So many typoes and misplaced sentances as to be impossible to read. For shame puting something like this out like this! Did anyone even look at this prior to publishing? Would give negative stars if i could. A disgrace to the work of wells. Once more, for shame.