H. G. Wells (British and Irish Authors)

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H. G. Wells wrote almost a hundred books, yet he is generally remembered for only a handful of them. He is known above all as a writer who heralded the future, yet throughout his life he clung to fixed attitudes from the Victorian past. He began his career as a draper's apprentice; by the age of forty-five he had secured an international reputation as the author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, Kipps and Tono Bungay; he went on to establish himself as an influential educator, polemicist and sage. In this book John Batchelor offers a readable introduction to Wells's huge and varied output as a writer and thinker. He guides the reader through the whole oeuvre, and argues persuasively that at his best Wells was a great artist: a man with a remarkable, restless imagination (not limited, as many critics have implied, merely to his early romances) and with a coherent and responsible theory of fiction.

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H. G. Wells wrote almost a hundred books, yet he is generally remembered for only a handful of them. He is known above all as a writer who heralded the future, yet throughout his life he clung to fixed attitudes from the Victorian past. In this book John Batchelor offers a readable introduction to Wells's huge and varied output as a writer and thinker.

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ISBN 10: 0521260264 ISBN 13: 9780521260268
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Descrizione libro Hardcover Mar 21, 1985. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Very good clean copy with no inscriptions. Very good unclipped dust jacket. Posted from UK within 24 hours by family run bookstore. Please let me know if you require photos of the book and I will send them through to you. Codice libro della libreria John/Aug16/123

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