Literary Lives
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H G Wells

A Literary Life

Authors: Roberts, Adam

  • Authored by one of the world's foremost science-fiction criticsConstitutes one of the only literary biographies of this widely-studied and much-loved writerGroups chronological accounts of Wells' life and his writing into seven sections: autobiography, science fiction, the mainstream novel, journalism, utopia, celebrity and posthumous impact

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About this book

This is the first new complete literary biography of H G Wells for thirty years, and the first to encompass his entire career as a writer, from the science fiction of the 1890s through his fiction and non-fiction writing all the way up to his last publication in 1946. Adam Roberts provides a comprehensive reassessment of Wells’ importance as a novelist, short-story writer, a theorist of social prophecy and utopia, journalist and commentator, offering a nuanced portrait of the man who coined the phrases ‘atom bomb’, ‘League of Nations’ ‘the war to end war’ and ‘time machine’, who wrote the world’s first comprehensive global history and invented the idea of the tank. In these twenty-six chapters, Roberts covers the entirety of Wells’ life and discusses every book and short story he produced, delivering a complete vision of this enduring figure.


About the authors

Adam Roberts is Professor of Nineteenth-century Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and also an award-winning writer of science fiction. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Vice-President of the H G Wells Society.

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eBook 15,46 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26421-5
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Softcover 20,79 €
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  • Due: November 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26420-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
H G Wells
Book Subtitle
A Literary Life
Authors
Series Title
Literary Lives
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26421-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26421-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-26420-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 448
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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