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H. G. Wells: Discoverer of the Future: The Influence of Science on His Thought


Haynes, RD, H. G. Wells: Discoverer of the Future: The Influence of Science on His Thought, Macmillan Publishers Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 283. ISBN 978-1-349-04870-0 (1980) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 1980 R.D. Haynes

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-349-04868-7


Before Wells embarked on the study of science he was already well acquainted with such diverse social settings as the unprofitable china-shop in Bromley, Up Park, the gracious home where his mother was housekeeper, two drapery shops and a chemistís shop, where he served aborted apprenticeships, and Midhurst Grammar School, where he spent a year as a student teacher. All these scenes were later to feature in the novels of his middle period, described with great vividness and peopled with vigorous life-like characters presumably modelled on Wellsís former acquaintances. Yet such scenes and characters formed no part of his early writing.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:literature, fiction
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Comparative and transnational literature
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121742
Year Published:1980
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-12
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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