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Some aspects of H. G. Wells

Patrick Braybrooke

Some aspects of H. G. Wells

by Patrick Braybrooke

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Published by The C. W. Daniel Company in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wells, H. G. 1866-1946.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Patrick Braybrooke, F. R. S. L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5777 .B65
    The Physical Object
    Pagination170 p.
    Number of Pages170
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6725575M
    LC Control Number29005446
    OCLC/WorldCa5932100

    The narrator is Anthony West, who serves notice, with this opening sentence of ''H. G. Wells,'' that the book he has been planning to write ever since is to be highly personal, curiously constructed, a study that limits itself to ''aspects of a life'' - as the subtitle frankly avows - rather than a conventional, well-rounded biography. Greetings lovely peeps. So I need your help here to find some mind boggling literature. I've got a soft spot for Jules Verne & H.G. Wells in the way they used sci-fi to explore concepts/ our world in ways that would be hard to depict without them (e.g. the way Wells use the invisible man to show how vulnerable someone would be if they couldn't be a part of our society) and I would like to find.

      English author H.G. Wells envisioned a future of alien invasion and time travel. He dabbled in dystopian nightmares and conjured up mad scientists and invisible men. And, to the disgust of two of his feminist lovers, he imagined a utopia where “women are to be as free as men.”. Yes, there are some positives aspects, but H.G. Wells concentrates mostly on the negative ones. I thought Wells did a good job building up the eerie atmosphere that is prominent throughout the story.

    H. G. Wells became popular almost overnight with the publication of the novel ‘The Time Machine’. The book talks about a scientist who creates a time travel machine. It also explores social and scientific aspects, from class conflicts to evolution.   The power to transform the human body using advances in scientific understanding. This was the theme that captured the imagination of many nineteenth century writers, including, among others, Mary Shelley in ‘Frankenstein‘, Robert Louis Stevenson in ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde‘, and H.G. Wells in ‘The Invisible Man‘. In this late Victorian novella, Wells explores the idea of what would.


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Some aspects of H. G. Wells by Patrick Braybrooke Download PDF EPUB FB2

Wells at the Internet Book List; H. Wells at Library of Congress Authorities, with catalogue records; Future Tense – The Story of H. Wells at BBC One – th anniversary documentary () "In the footsteps of H G Wells" at New Statesman – "The great author called for a Human Rights Act; 60 years later, we have it" ()Alma mater: Royal College of Science (Imperial.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Braybrooke, Patrick, Some aspects of H.G. Wells. London, The C.W. Daniel Co. [] (OCoLC) Synopsis. Born in England inH.G.

Wells's parents were shopkeepers in Kent, England. His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction Born: An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age's political and artistic debates—H.

Wells' life is a great story in its own right When H. Wells left school in at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in the world/5(12). It took me six decades to finally read a H.G. Wells' book and, I don't know how "The Invisible Man" ranks among his works, but I enjoyed it very much.

I especially enjoyed his descriptive style of writing, and the pacing of the book. What I found a little unnerving, and maybe it's just me, is the lack of a central character to root and cheer on/5(K).

: Aspects of a Life by West, not price clipped, some old press cuttings about the author loose inside the book, pages including index, with black and white illustrations. A biography of H G Wells written by the illegitimate son he had with Rebecca West.

Wells (–) was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

Wells called his political views socialist. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: West, Anthony, H.G. Wells. New York: Random House, © (OCoLC) Some of the science fiction aspects that I really enjoyed were the descriptions of the actual travel into the future and the descriptions of the world and inhabitants he encounters over there.

I look forward to continuing to explore this genre thanks to this book. The author, H.G. Wells, seemed to be very passionate about issues and changes. Yes, there are some positives aspects but H.G.

Wells concentrates mostly on the negative ones. I thought Wells did a good job building up the eerie atmosphere that is prominent throughout the story.

Actually, the atmosphere is the star of the book as none of the characters resonated with me and the storyline, which mainly consisted of wrecking. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H.

Wells, published in and written as a frame narrative. The work is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposely and selectively forwards or backwards in time/5.

Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that would increasingly preoccupy him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his most ambitious early attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia.

A Modern Utopia was intended as a hybrid between fiction and 'philosophical discussion'/5(). The Future in America: A Search After Realities Contents The prophetic habit of mind -- Material progress -- New York -- Growth invincible -- The economic process -- Some aspects of American wealth -- Certain workers -- Corruption -- The immigrant -- State-blindness -- Two studies in disappointment -- The tragedy of color -- The mind of a Cited by: The Golden Bough, the monumental study of religious rites and practices in ‘primitive’ societies, was one of the earliest influential texts in author, Sir James Frazer, surveyed the wide range of cultural habits, taboos and beliefs in communities across the world concluding that there was an observable pattern in the way magic developed into religion, though formal.

Son of British authors Rebecca West and H. Wells, his best-known book is 'H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life', a biography of his father. 'Heritage' wax culled from autobiographical material so that Dame Rebecca West threatened to sue any English publisher who printed it. This book contains the best-known short stories of H.G.

Wells, as well as a lesser-known work called The Crystal Egg. The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and War of the Worlds make up the heavy hitting line-up in this book/5(5). On television, Wells has been played by both John Bird (in "Fothergill", ) and, more recently, by Michael Sheen in "H.G.

Wells's War With The World" (). All four of his children were still alive when The Time Machine () & Time After Time () were released in theaters. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells - Book Review The Invisible Man Author - H.G. Wells Publisher - Alma Classics Pages - Release Date - 23rd February ISBN - Format - paperback Reviewer - Clive I received a free copy of this book The mysterious Griffin arrives at a picturesque English inn during a snowstorm, swaddled in bandages which cover his face and with his.

Wells's Biography English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian, whose science fiction stories have been filmed many times.

H.G. Wells's best known works are THE TIME MACHINE (), one of the first modern science fiction stories, THE INVISIBLE MAN (), and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (). H.G Wells, () was born in Bromley, Kent.

His father was a shopkeeper and a professional cricketer until he broke his leg. In his early childhood Wells developed love for literature. A great book and while a bit slow at time is still a fascinating read.

If you enjoy this book there is a must read that is a sequel to The Time Machine. Written in by Stephen Baxter, "The Time Ships" picks up the story within minutes of where Jules Verne left this one. Mr Baxter even uses some of the olde-english writing style/5(11).The Sea Lady is a fantasy novel written by H.

G. Wells that has some of the aspects of a fable. It was serialized from July to December in Pearson's Magazine before being published as. The War in the Air. I read this fine book some years ago and was struck by the prophetic visions it contained.

In particular the mention of the aircraft, manned by small yellow pilots, that came out of the east with the rising sun. nThere are clear potents here of the kamikaze missions of World War II.