H G  Wells at the End of His Tether

H G Wells at the End of His Tether


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: iUniverse
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  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9780595350193
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H.G. Wells was one of the most prolific writers in the English language. He published over one hundred books, yet he is recognized by only two or three of his popular novels including The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. Why has such a well known and widely read author from the nineteenth century almost disappeared from the bookshelves of the twenty-first century? H.G. Wells at the End of His Tether attempts to answer this question and others by examining his work from a nineteenth century perspective.Wells was a controversial figure. He was an avid socialist and a self-proclaimed prophet. He hated the Church and the Monarchy and spent much of his life promoting utopian ideals, world government and other radical concepts that are politically incorrect today. As he watched the First World War tear Europe asunder he wrote The War to End War and created a new label for that infamous conflict. He was a highly vocal anti-war journalist and often frustrated by how little impact he was making on the world. When the Second World War descended on Europe he became despondent as he approached the end of his political and literary tether.

E  a de Queir  s and the Victorian Press

E a de Queir s and the Victorian Press


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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  • File: PDF, 227 page
  • ISBN: 9781855662681
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Focusses on the years that Eça de Queirós lived in Paris and shows how the periodicals he conceived and edited were modeled on dozens of Victorian and American publications.

THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS   15 Tales in One Edition

THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS 15 Tales in One Edition


  • Release: 2017-12-06
  • Publisher: Musaicum Books
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  • File: PDF, 275 page
  • ISBN: 9788027236039
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The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents is a collection of fifteen fantasy and science fiction short stories written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1893 and 1895. It was first published by Methuen & Co. in 1895 and was Wells's first book of short stories. All of the stories had first been published in various weekly and monthly periodicals. Table of contents: "The Stolen Bacillus" (Pall Mall Budget, 21 June 1894) "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" (Pall Mall Budget, 2 August 1894) "In the Avu Observatory" (Pall Mall Budget, 9 August 1894) "The Triumphs of a Taxidermist" (Pall Mall Gazette, 3 March 1894) "A Deal in Ostriches" (Pall Mall Budget, 20 December 1894) "Through a Window" (Black and White, 25 August 1894) "The Temptation of Harringay" (The St. James's Gazette, 9 February 1895) "The Flying Man" (Pall Mall Gazette, December 1893) "The Diamond Maker" (Pall Mall Budget, 16 August 1894) "Æpyornis Island" (Pall Mall Budget, 27 December 1894) "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes" (Pall Mall Budget, 28 March 1895) "The Lord of the Dynamos" (Pall Mall Budget, 6 September 1894) "The Hammerpond Park Burglary" (Pall Mall Budget, 5 July 1894) "The Moth" (Pall Mall Gazette, 28 March 1895) "The Treasure in the Forest" (Pall Mall Budget, 23 August 1894) Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, including even a book on war games.