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The Resource A preface to H.G. Wells, John Hammond

A preface to H.G. Wells, John Hammond

Label
A preface to H.G. Wells
Title
A preface to H.G. Wells
Statement of responsibility
John Hammond
Title variation
H.G. Wells
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"H. G. Wells was a man of many contradictions. Trained as a scientist, he possessed the creative powers and vision of an artist. A novelist and storyteller of formidable imaginative power, he wished to be remembered as an educationalist and writer on social questions." "A Preface to H.G. Wells provides a concise and accessible introduction to the life and works of Wells. Beginning with a survey of his life and times, the book also illustrates the influence of place on his fiction and auto-biographical novels; provides a detailed look at his novels and science fiction, placing his work in its literary context; discusses Wells in relation to modernism; gives a detailed examination of his works The Time Machine and Tono-Bungay; includes biographies of Well's literary friends and contemporaries; and summarises his literary contribution and relevance today." "Also providing a useful guide for further reading, A Preface to H.G. Wells is the only book available to bring together in a single volume both a biography of Wells and an introduction to his work. It will be of great interest to both the student and general reader."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammond, J. R.
Dewey number
823.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Preface books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novelists, English
  • Wells, H. G.
Label
A preface to H.G. Wells, John Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-221) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The writer and his setting. Family tree -- Chronological table -- His life and times: Early years -- The student -- Journalism and early fiction -- The middle years -- The later years -- Wells and his world: The influence of place -- The town of his birth -- Town and country -- The London of his fiction -- The autobiographical novels -- Well's prose style -- Part 2. Critical commentary. The science fiction of the 1890s -- The social novels -- The narrative voice -- Classical and romantic -- Wells and modernism -- Utopia and dystopia -- The novel as myth: The time machine -- Tono-Bungay: the divided self -- Part 3. Reference section. Wells and his circle: short biographies -- A Wells geography -- Wells's literary reputation -- Further reading and reference
Control code
45437595
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780582404724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
A preface to H.G. Wells, John Hammond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-221) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The writer and his setting. Family tree -- Chronological table -- His life and times: Early years -- The student -- Journalism and early fiction -- The middle years -- The later years -- Wells and his world: The influence of place -- The town of his birth -- Town and country -- The London of his fiction -- The autobiographical novels -- Well's prose style -- Part 2. Critical commentary. The science fiction of the 1890s -- The social novels -- The narrative voice -- Classical and romantic -- Wells and modernism -- Utopia and dystopia -- The novel as myth: The time machine -- Tono-Bungay: the divided self -- Part 3. Reference section. Wells and his circle: short biographies -- A Wells geography -- Wells's literary reputation -- Further reading and reference
Control code
45437595
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780582404724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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