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The Resource H.G. : the history of Mr. Wells, Michael Foot

H.G. : the history of Mr. Wells, Michael Foot

Label
H.G. : the history of Mr. Wells
Title
H.G.
Title remainder
the history of Mr. Wells
Statement of responsibility
Michael Foot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • H.G. Wells, British writer, social critic, futurist, and celebrated author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, witnessed the great events of two centuries and played a major role in many controversies of his turbulent age. With extraordinary foresight, he predicted such developments as the atomic bomb and space flight. He was a leading voice for society's have-nots, a staunch supporter of women's and worker's rights, a passionate champion of equality among races and classes, and one of socialism's leading proponents. In tracking the life of Wells, Michael Foot - former leader of Britain's labor party and esteemed literary biographer - traces the growth of these major social movements and Well's commitment to them. What results is the story of a remarkable man whose work influenced a remarkable time
  • The women he loved, and who loved him - among them four of the most independent-minded women of the era, his wife Jane Wells, Amber Reeves, Rebecca West, and Moura Budberg - played an important part in the world's perception of Wells. Foot explores these very public relationships and Wells's belief in free love. He contends that Wells's open defiance of the prudery of the time helped pull British society from the smothering embrace of Victorian morality and into the twentieth century
  • H. G. Wells, British writer, social critic, futurist, and celebrated author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, witnessed the great events of two centuries and played a major role in many controversies of his turbulent age. With extraordinary foresight, he predicted such developments as the atomic bomb and space flight. He was a leading voice for society's have-nots, a staunch supporter of women's and worker's rights, a passionate champion of equality among races and classes, and one of socialism's leading proponents. In tracking the life of Wells, Michael Foot - former leader of Britain's labor party and esteemed literary biographer - traces the growth of these major social movements and Well's commitment to them. What results is the story of a remarkable man whose work influenced a remarkable time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foot, Michael
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5776
LC item number
.F66 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Novelists, English
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Wells, Herbert G
Label
H.G. : the history of Mr. Wells, Michael Foot
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Cornelia and Michael Bessie book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adam and Eve -- The wheels of love -- A Hannibal at large -- Love and Mr. Polly -- Rebecca -- War to end War I -- War to end War II -- The open conspirator -- The magnificent Moura -- Some mind, some tether
Control code
32855746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 318 pages
Isbn
9781887178044
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95034151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1726615
  • (OCoLC)32855746
Label
H.G. : the history of Mr. Wells, Michael Foot
Publication
Note
"A Cornelia and Michael Bessie book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adam and Eve -- The wheels of love -- A Hannibal at large -- Love and Mr. Polly -- Rebecca -- War to end War I -- War to end War II -- The open conspirator -- The magnificent Moura -- Some mind, some tether
Control code
32855746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 318 pages
Isbn
9781887178044
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95034151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1726615
  • (OCoLC)32855746

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