H G Wells
By (author) John Batchelor
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H G Wells by John Batchelor
Book DescriptionH. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521278041
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Mar-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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