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A Modern Utopia
     

A Modern Utopia

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by H. G. Wells
 

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A Modern Utopia (1905) is a work of fiction by H. G. Wells.
H. G. Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that increasingly occupied him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his earliest and most ambitious attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia (1905) (McLean).
Like most utopians, he

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A Modern Utopia (1905) is a work of fiction by H. G. Wells.
H. G. Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that increasingly occupied him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his earliest and most ambitious attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia (1905) (McLean).
Like most utopians, he indicated a series of modifications which in his opinion would increase the aggregate of human happiness. Basically, Wells' idea of a perfect world would be if everyone were able to live a happy life.
This book is written with an intimate knowledge of former ideal commonwealths and is a conscious attempt to describe a utopia that is not utopian.
June Deery refers to A Modern Utopia as a work in progress for two obvious reasons:
1.It is about social and technological advance, and
2.Wells stresses that he is describing a dynamic utopia. This means that this modern society requires and allows further improvement.

The work was partly inspired by a trip to the Alps Wells made with his friend Graham Wallis, a prominent member of the Fabian Society.

A Modern Utopia was intended as a hybrid between fiction and 'philosophical discussion'.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014737012
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
226 KB

Meet the Author

Herbert George "H.G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was a British author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

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
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