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The Resource H.G. Wells : another kind of life, Michael Sherborne

H.G. Wells : another kind of life, Michael Sherborne

Label
H.G. Wells : another kind of life
Title
H.G. Wells
Title remainder
another kind of life
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sherborne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When H.G. Wells left school in 1880 at the age of thirteen he looked destined for obscurity. Defying expectations, he went on to become one of the most famous writers in the world, remaining active into the era of the atomic bomb, which he had predicted thirty years earlier. Along the way he created classic science-fiction tales such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds, reinvented the Dickensian novel in Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, pioneered postmodernism in experimental fictions such as Tono-Bungay and harangued his contemporaries in a series of left-liberal polemics which included two bestselling histories of the world." "He brought equal energy to his love life, outrageously promiscuous even by the standards of today. A series of often overlapping affairs embraced distinguished authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Rebecca West, daughters of friends, the gun-toting travel writer Odette Keun and the Russian spy Moura Budberg. Wells had many artistic and ideological confrontations with his contemporaries, from Henry James and George Orwell to Churchill and Stalin, and remains a controversial figure to this day, attacked by some as a philistine, a sexist and a racist, praised by others as a great writer, a prophet of globalization and a pioneer of human rights." "Wells scholar Michael Sherborne sets the record straight in a detailed, authoritative biography, which draws on a deep knowledge of published and unpublished sources. It is the first full-scale account of Wells to include material from the long-suppressed 'skeleton correspondence' with his mistresses and illegitimate daughter."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherborne, Michael
Dewey number
823.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5776
LC item number
.S525 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Novelists, English
  • Wells, Herbert G
Label
H.G. Wells : another kind of life, Michael Sherborne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-388) 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
Family and childhood, 1851-1880 -- Five false starts, 1880-1884 -- Student, 1884-1887 -- 'In the wilderness', 1887-1890 -- An attempt at conformity, 1890-1893 -- Author, 1893-1895 -- The scientific romances, 1895-1899 -- A new prospectus, 1899-1901 -- Annexing the future, 1902-1905 -- Fabianism and Free Love, 1905-1909 -- Novelist, 1909-1911 -- Journalist, 1911-1916 -- Prophet, 1916-1919 -- Historian, 1919-1922 -- Godfather, 1922-1926 -- Life after Jane, 1927-1930 -- An inflated persona, 1930-1934 -- The man who continued to work miracles, 1935-1939 -- Declarations, 1939-1943 -- Exasperations, 1943-1946
Control code
499075722
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780720613513
Lccn
2010534812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)499075722
Label
H.G. Wells : another kind of life, Michael Sherborne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-388) 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
Family and childhood, 1851-1880 -- Five false starts, 1880-1884 -- Student, 1884-1887 -- 'In the wilderness', 1887-1890 -- An attempt at conformity, 1890-1893 -- Author, 1893-1895 -- The scientific romances, 1895-1899 -- A new prospectus, 1899-1901 -- Annexing the future, 1902-1905 -- Fabianism and Free Love, 1905-1909 -- Novelist, 1909-1911 -- Journalist, 1911-1916 -- Prophet, 1916-1919 -- Historian, 1919-1922 -- Godfather, 1922-1926 -- Life after Jane, 1927-1930 -- An inflated persona, 1930-1934 -- The man who continued to work miracles, 1935-1939 -- Declarations, 1939-1943 -- Exasperations, 1943-1946
Control code
499075722
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780720613513
Lccn
2010534812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)499075722

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