World of William Clissold

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571247837


Page: 246

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Though this novel was first published in 1926, with a preface strenuously denying that it was anything but a work of fiction, William Clissold is nevertheless a character whose thought and background is so thoroughly documented in the work that the reader cannot help identifying him to some extent with Wells himself (so much so that Wells's agent feared a libel case on its original publication). This is not such a fault in an author as interesting as H. G. Wells, as Conrad Aiken remarked: 'As a survey of the modern world from a 'liberal' point of view ... The World of William Clissold is impressive. The range of Mr Wells's mind is encyclopaedic. He covers everything, he leaves nothing out - his novel is a 'liberal' education in itself.' Wells later admitted in An Experiment in Autobiography that the book was indeed a self-dramatization. The protagonist intends to make a fresh start for himself, and also for the world. And in his intentions we see Wells, the great socialist utopian's own ideal of progress, as he conceived it at this point in his developing thought. This is H. G. Wells's most monumental effort in novel-writing and appears in Faber Finds in three volumes.

The Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe

Author: Patrick Parrinder,John S. Partington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847144446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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H.G. Wells was described by one of his European critics as a 'seismograph of his age'. He is one of the founding fathers of modern science fiction, and as a novelist, essayist, educationalist and political propagandist his influence has been felt in every European country. This collection of essays by scholarly experts shows the varied and dramatic nature of Wells's reception, including translations, critical appraisals, novels and films on Wellsian themes, and responses to his own well-publicized visits to Russia and elsewhere. The authors chart the intense ideological debate that his writings occasioned, particularly in the inter-war years, and the censorship of his books in Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain. This book offers pioneering insights into Wells's contribution to 20th century European literature and to modern political ideas, including the idea of European union. Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe Review

H.G. Wells

Author: Patrick Parrinder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134724187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 2402

This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set complements the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

The Intellectuals and the Masses

Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia 1880-1939

Author: John Carey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Professor John Carey shows how early twentieth-century intellectuals imagined the 'masses' as semi-human swarms, drugged by popular newspapers and cinema, and ripe for extermination. Exposing the revulsion from common humanity in George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, W. B. Yeats and other canonized writers, he relates this to the cult of the Nietzschean Superman, which found its ultimate exponent in Hitler. Carey's assault on the founders of modern culture caused consternation throughout the artistic and academic establishments when it was first published in 1992.

Principles of Public Finance

Author: Hugh Dalton

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8170231337

Category: Debts, Public

Page: 272

View: 9587

In this edition of famous textbook, much new material has been added to a general survey, in the light of recent fiscal developments, of the general theory of taxation, other forms of public revenue, public expenditure and public debts. There is chapter on modern theories of budgetary policy, as developed by Keynes and others, and a final chapter dealing with the author’s tenure of the British Treasury from 1945-47 which discusses the problems he encountered at that time, the policy pursued in his four successive budgets and, in particular, his controversial cheap money policy.

The Rise of the Technocrats

A Social History

Author: W.H.G. Armytage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135031614

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4837

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Preface to H G Wells

Author: John R. Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317877004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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John Hammond offers an introduction to the life and work of H G Wells which is of interest and value to both the student and the general reader. Although Wells is studied at undergradute level there is no introductory text available as yet, instead students can only consult full length detailed biographies. John Hammond provides a concise overview allowing the student to read Wells with greater critical appreciation and to undertand the main areas of discussion and disagreement concerning the author.

The State of the History of Economics

Proceedings of the History of Economics Society

Author: James P. Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134785224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 1550

This collection explores emerging areas in the history of economics and provides a valuable insight into contemporary research in the field. The papers focus on four areas: * Science and Economics. Authors investigate how science is perceived and how its history is related, details early history of probability and examine 'cyberpunk' - a science fiction genre that draws heavily on modern economic ideas * David Ricardo's contribution to international trade theory. Texts by David Ricardo are re-examined to provide a framework for a more consistent and coherent interpretation of Ricardo and to demonstrate how history of economic thought approaches can be applied to the treatment of current theory and policy concerns * The contributions of individual economists including Joseph A. Schumpeter, Werner Sombart and John Maynard Keynes and a comparison of Hicks' and Lindahl's views on monetary stability * Economics and events before Adam Smith. An investigation into English policies toward Ireland at the time of Cromwell's occupation is followed by explorations of the ideas of Vincent de Gourney and debates in French economic journals in the period 1750-1770.

Essays in Persuasion

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393339130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4309

The essays in this volume show Keynes's attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40. In the light of subsequent history, Essays in Persuasion is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy. In articles on the Versailles Treaty. John Maynard Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes's essays on inflation and deflation, the reader can find ideas that were to become the foundations of his most renowned treatise, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936). With startling accuracy Keynes forecast the economic fluctuations that were to beset the economies of Europe and the United States and even proposed measures which, if heeded at the time, might have warded off an era of world-wide depression. His views on Soviet Russia, on the decline of laissez-faire, and the possibilities of economic growth are as relevant today as when Keynes originally set them forth.

The Novels of Colin Wilson

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389202806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

View: 2542

'Tredell's study is praiseworthy in its depth of insight into Wilson's fiction, yet his ideas are accessible to anybody capable of reading Wilson himself....The book contains exceptionally useful notes, plus primary and secondary bibliography.'

Fifty Years of International Socialism (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Max Beer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317687361

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 8456

First published 1935, this title presents a series of recollections, some intimately personal, others bearing on the great social, cultural and political issues that faced the Jews and the European population more generally during the first part of the twentieth century. The author specifically focuses on differing attitudes towards the rise of Socialism in Europe, and the fate of nineteenth-century politics in the face of the tumultuous revolutions and counter-revolutions that arose in the aftermath of the First World War.

The Neurotic Personality

Author: Gordon, R G

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136297065

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 7915

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Literary History of England

Author: A Baugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136892990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 2239

First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Nature Knows No Color-Line

Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575518

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 1532

In Nature Knows No Color-Line, originally published in 1952, historian Joel Augustus Rogers examines the origins of racial hierarchy and the color problem. Rogers was a humanist who believed that there were no scientifically evident racial divisions—all humans belong to one “race.” He believed that color prejudice generally evolved from issues of domination and power between two physiologically different groups. According to Rogers, color prejudice was then used a rationale for domination, subjugation and warfare. Societies developed myths and prejudices in order to pursue their own interests at the expense of other groups. This book argues that many instances of the contributions of black people had been left out of the history books, and gives many examples.

Delphi Complete Works of H. G. Wells

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909021

Category: Fiction

Page: 13350

View: 9695

Widely regarded as the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells was also a prolific author of history, politics and social commentary, whose works from an early date were renowned for their outspoken socialist views. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Wells’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and tales, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 51 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the short stories – including rare tales available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Special criticism essay, evaluating Wells’ contribution to literature * Features Wells’ autobiography - discover Wells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major Update) Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE TIME MACHINE THE WONDERFUL VISIT THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU THE WHEELS OF CHANCE THE INVISIBLE MAN THE WAR OF THE WORLDS WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON THE SEA LADY THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH KIPPS A MODERN UTOPIA IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET THE WAR IN THE AIR TONO-BUNGAY ANN VERONICA THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY THE SLEEPER AWAKES THE NEW MACHIAVELLI MARRIAGE THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN THE WORLD SET FREE BEALBY: A HOLIDAY BOON THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH THE SOUL OF A BISHOP JOAN AND PETER: THE STORY OF AN EDUCATION THE UNDYING FIRE THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART MEN LIKE GODS THE DREAM CHRISTINA ALBERTA’S FATHER THE WORLD OF WILLIAM CLISSOLD MEANWHILE MR. BLETTSWORTHY ON RAMPOLE ISLAND THE AUTOCRACY OF MR. PARHAM THE BULPINGTON OF BLUP THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME THE CROQUET PLAYER BRYNHILD STAR BEGOTTEN THE CAMFORD VISITATION APROPOS OF DOLORES THE BROTHERS THE HOLY TERROR BABES IN THE DARKLING WOOD ALL ABOARD FOR ARARAT YOU CAN’T BE TOO CAREFUL The Short Story Collections THE EARLY SHORT STORIES SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS TALES OF SPACE AND TIME TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY CERTAIN PERSONAL MATTERS ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE PREFACE TO ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’ MANKIND IN THE MAKING THE FUTURE IN AMERICA THIS MISERY OF BOOTS NEW WORLDS FOR OLD FIRST AND LAST THINGS FLOOR GAMES LITTLE WARS THE WAR THAT WILL END WAR AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD WHAT IS COMING? THE ELEMENTS OF RECONSTRUCTION INTRODUCTION TO ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’ INTRODUCTION TO ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’ GOD THE INVISIBLE KING WAR AND THE FUTURE IN THE FOURTH YEAR THE IDEA OF A LEAGUE OF NATIONS THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY RUSSIA IN THE SHADOWS THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD WASHINGTON AND THE HOPE OF PEACE THE STORY OF A GREAT SCHOOLMASTER A YEAR OF PROPHESYING MR. BELLOC OBJECTS TO “THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY” THE OPEN CONSPIRACY WORLD BRAIN THE FATE OF HOMO SAPIENS THE NEW WORLD ORDER THE COMMON SENSE OF WAR AND PEACE CRUX ANSATA MARXISM VS. LIBERALISM The Criticism H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford The Autobiography EXPERIMENT IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Bookman

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An H. G. Wells companion

a guide to the novels, romances, and short stories

Author: John R. Hammond

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 5450