Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

by Simon J. James

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ISBN-13: 9780199606597
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Simon J. James is Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at Durham University. He is the author of Unsettled Accounts: Money and Narrative Form in the Novels of George Gissing and of work on Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, and Edwardian fiction. He has edited four Wells novels for Penguin Classics, and is the current editor of The Wellsian, the scholarly journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Table of Contents

1. Of Art, Of Literature, Of Mr. H. G. Wells
2. The History of the Future: The Scientific Romances
3. The Uses of Literacy: Reading and Realismin Wells's Novels
4. The Idea of a Planned World: H. G. Wells's Utopias
5. Education and Catastrophe: The War and the World
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