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H G Wells In Nature 1893 1946

Author : Herbert George Wells
ISBN : 3631571100
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since its foundation in 1869 <I>Nature has consistently been the pre-eminent English-language science journal, and for a period of over fifty years, H. G. Wells was a central feature within its pages. In <I>H. G. Wells in 'Nature', John S. Partington collects all of Wells's writings in <I>Nature, all of the reviews of his works published by <I>Nature, and all of the journal's reportage that featured him. In addition to this core material, however, Partington has included the many responses that these essays and reviews received, thereby offering the reader a uniquely contextualised history of Wells's reception in <I>Nature. From the first review Wells received in 1893 to his obituary notice in 1946, this volume presents a fascinating history of Wells's work and thought as filtered through the prism of <I>Nature. During his long career no other journal featured Wells within its pages so consistently, and with contributions by such eminent thinkers as Richard Gregory, E. Ray Lankester, J. S. Haldane, Lancelot Hogben, F. S. Marvin, A. Carr-Saunders, J. B. S. Haldane, Karl Pearson and Hilaire Belloc, <I>Nature can truly be said to have played a key role in moulding opinion about Wells's work and thought.<BR> -John S Partington has gone some way to making this side of his oeuvre better known with a tightly-packed volume that collects together not only Wells's own contributions to the prestigious science magazine Nature over more than half a century, but also responses to those contributions, as well as reviews of his books, and other items which include his name. An excellent introduction sets the scene generally and lucid and thorough section commentaries outline what Wells and his reviewers were saying, and the debates that he generated.- (Tom Ruffles, NTHPosition)"
Category: Literary Criticism

H G Wells S Fin De Si Cle

Author : John S. Partington
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131719176
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays contained in this collection focus on the early H. G. Wells, the scientific romancer, the comic novelist and the young author discovering the literary élite. Written at the crossroads of a new century, the authors of these essays use their own fin-de-siècle experiences to look back one hundred years and critically assess the writings of an earlier fin-de-siècle. With seven chapters dealing with The Time Machine, The Wheels of Chance, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, Tono-Bungay and The History of Mr Polly, readers receive a detailed overview of Wells's literary output between 1895 and 1910. Two further chapters treat Wells's literary friendships, assessing his personal and professional relationships with the Victorian realist, George Gissing, and the pioneering modernist, Joseph Conrad, while the final chapter reveals Wells as a 'time traveller', employing poststructuralist techniques fifty years before that expression was coined.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Bloomsbury Companion To Contemporary Peircean Semiotics

Author : Tony Jappy
ISBN : 9781350076136
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book considers the work and influence of Charles Sanders Peirce, showing how the concepts and ideas he developed continue to impact and shape contemporary research issues. Written by a team of leading international scholars of semiotics, linguistics and philosophy, this Companion examines the growing impact of Peirce's thought and semiotic theories on a range of different fields. Discussing topics such as narrative, architecture, design, aesthetics and linguistics, the book furthers understanding of the contemporary pertinence of Peircean concepts in theoretical and empirical fashion. The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Peircean Semiotics is the definitive guide to the enduring legacy of one of the world's greatest semioticians.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Invasion Ecologies From The Environmental Humanities

Author : Jodi Frawley
ISBN : 9781134756094
Genre : Business & Economics
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Research from a humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and hazards to this old issue. Written by a team of international scholars, this book allows us to rethink the impact on national, regional or local ecologies of the deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign species, plant and animal. Modern environmental approaches that treat nature with naïve realism or mobilize it as a moral absolute, unaware or unwilling to accept that it is informed by specific cultural and temporal values, are doomed to fail. Instead, this book shows that we need to understand the complex interactions of ecologies and societies in the past, present and future over the Anthropocene, in order to address problems of the global environmental crisis. It demonstrates how humanistic methods and disciplines can be used to bring fresh clarity and perspective on this long vexed aspect of environmental thought and practice. Students and researchers in environmental studies, invasion ecology, conservation biology, environmental ethics, environmental history and environmental policy will welcome this major contribution to environmental humanities.
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Maps Of Utopia

Author : Simon J. James
ISBN : 9780199606597
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first study of the literary theories of H. G. Wells, the founding father of English science fiction and once the most widely read writer in the world. It explores his entire career, during which he produced popular science, educational theory, history, politics, and prophecy, as well as realist, experimental, and science fiction.
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Dreamworlds Of Race

Author : Duncan Bell
ISBN : 9780691194011
Genre : History
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How transatlantic thinkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promoted the unification of Britain and the United States Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and science fiction writers invested the “Anglo-Saxons” with extraordinary power. The most ambitious hailed them as a people destined to bring peace and justice to the earth. More modest visions still imagined them as likely to shape the twentieth century. Dreamworlds of Race explores this remarkable moment in the intellectual history of racial domination, political utopianism, and world order. Focusing on a quartet of extraordinary figures—Andrew Carnegie, W. T. Stead, Cecil J. Rhodes, and H. G. Wells—Duncan Bell shows how unionists on both sides of the Atlantic reimagined citizenship, empire, patriotism, race, war, and peace in their quest to secure global supremacy. Yet even as they dreamt of an Anglo-dominated world, the unionists disagreed over the meaning of race, the legitimacy of imperialism, the nature of political belonging, and the ultimate form and purpose of unification. The racial dreamworld was an object of competing claims and fantasies. Exploring speculative fiction as well as more conventional forms of political writing, Bell reads unionist arguments as expressions of the utopianism circulating through fin-de-siècle Anglo-American culture, and juxtaposes them with pan-Africanist critiques of racial domination and late twentieth-century fictional narratives of Anglo-American empire. Tracing how intellectual elites promoted an ambitious project of political and racial unification between Britain and the United States, Dreamworlds of Race analyzes ideas of empire and world order that reverberate to this day.
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The First Men In The Moon

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9780198705048
Genre : Imperialism
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"First published as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 2017"--t.p. verso.
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The Life Music And Thought Of Woody Guthrie

Author : John S. Partington
ISBN : 9781317025443
Genre : Music
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Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-67) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. His folk music brought traditional song from the rural communities of the American southwest to the urban American listener and, through the global influence of American culture, to listeners and musicians alike throughout Europe and the Americas. Similarly, his use of music as a medium of social and political protest has created a new strategy for campaigners in many countries. But Guthrie's music was only one aspect of his multifaceted life. His labour-union activism helped embolden the American working class, and united such distinct groups as the rural poor, the urban proletariat, merchant seamen and military draftees, contributing to the general call for workers' rights during the 1930s and 1940s. As well as penning hundreds of songs (both recorded and unrecorded), Guthrie was also a prolific writer of non-sung prose, writing regularly for the American communist press, producing volumes of autobiographical writings and writing hundreds of letters to family, friends and public figures. Furthermore, beyond music Guthrie also expressed his creative talents through his numerous pen-and-ink sketches, a number of paintings and occasional forays into poetry. This collection provides a rigorous examination of Guthrie's cultural significance and an evaluation of both his contemporary and posthumous impact on American culture and international folk-culture. The volume utilizes the rich resources presented by the Woody Guthrie Foundation.
Category: Music

The War Of The Worlds

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9780198702641
Genre : Imaginary wars and battles
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In The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells invented the myth of invasion from outer space. Martians land near London, conquering all before them, and ruin the metropolis; the fate of civilization and even of the human race remains in doubt until the very last.
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Science Fiction And The Two Cultures

Author : Gary Westfahl
ISBN : 9780786442973
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Essays are arranged chronologically and form a historical survey of science fiction, showing how early writers like Dante and Mary Shelley revealed a gradual shift toward a genuine understanding of science; and how H.G. Wells first showed the possibiliti
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The Early Fiction Of H G Wells

Author : S. McLean
ISBN : 9780230236639
Genre : Fiction
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This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes his early fiction to participate in a range of topical scientific disputes and, increasingly, as a means to instigate social reform.
Category: Fiction

The Island Of Dr Moreau

Author : Herbert George Wells
ISBN : 1500761834
Genre : Fiction
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This premium quality large print volume includes H. G. Wells'' science fiction classic in a freshly edited and newly typeset edition with a 6"x9" page size, printed on heavyweight bright white paper with a fully laminated cover featuring an original full color design. Also includes an introductory biographical sketch discussing Wells'' life, work and continuing literary significance. In this 1896 science fiction classic, a shipwrecked Englishman named Edward Prendick is rescued from the sea and subsequently abandoned on a secluded island, which he soon finds is owned by a once-eminent British physiologist named Dr. Moreau. Shunned when his gruesome experiments with vivisection were exposed, Moreau continued his experiments on his island with horrific results, creating animals surgically altered to mimic human beings. Typical of Wells'' major science fiction works, The Island of Dr. Moreau reflects a degree of ambivalence about "scientific progress," and looks at the possible effects of science and technology applied without restraint. Much like "The Invisible Man," it can be viewed as a sort of cautionary tale, warning that science and technology, when pursued and applied outside a structure of societal norms and ethical restraints, can lead to disastrous consequences. In addition, it calls into question the unrestricted use of "vivisection," which then meant surgical experiments on live animals, often without anesthesia, and raises questions of cruelty, pain, man''s relationship with animals, and the nature of humanity itself. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), was born to shopkeepers previously employed as domestic servants. When an injury ended his father''s income as a professional cricketer, Wells'' parents apprenticed him to a draper, but he was dismissed after a short time and subsequently became a "pupil-teacher" in a system where older students helped teach younger students. Despite having little formal education, Wells, a voracious reader, won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London where he completed courses in biology and physics, but left the school in 1887 after failing geology and losing his scholarship. Best known today for his science fiction works, Wells'' first published book was a biology textbook in 1893. With the publication of The Time Machine in 1895 Wells began a long and successful writing career. The next several years saw the publication of The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The First Men in the Moon and many other works ranging from humorous social commentary novels to non-fiction and political polemics. In 1920, he published his landmark Outline of History, which became the model for "outline" texts in a variety of disciplines. Over time Wells'' works became increasingly political, contentious and argumentative and only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Those novels provide insights into the science and society of Wells'' day and are interesting for their prediction of future events and scientific developments. Wells'' science fiction tales are also very entertaining and easy to read. Many of his story elements, like time travel, hostile aliens, mutant creatures and space travel, became common themes in science fiction In literary circles, Wells'' comic novels, virtually unknown to readers of today, are considered outstanding examples of 20th century British literature, and Wells'' work is regarded as one of the best examples of pre-World War I liberal optimism. Yet Wells'' social optimism is tempered, particularly in his science fiction works, and he clearly voices a sense of dread of science and technology gone out-of-control that runs through post-Victorian British thought. Wells is often referred to as one of "The Fathers of Science Fiction," and "science fiction" today might look very different without Wells'' contributions.
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H G Wells Modernity And The Movies

Author : Keith Williams
ISBN : 9781846310607
Genre : Performing Arts
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Everyone is familiar with H.G. Wells's pioneering works of science fiction, The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Invisible Man—but fewer realize how these works helped to technically develop the cinematic narrative. An appealing and accessible study aimed at the student of modernism and early cinema, H.G. Wells, Modernity, and the Movies reconsiders Well's advancement of the cinematic narrative alongside the social and political impact of early media. Including rare illustrations from the original magazines which published Wells's early work, this groundbreaking study will be of interest to anyone concerned with Wells, his work, and the technological parameters of modern culture.
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Apocalyptic Fever

Author : Richard G. Kyle
ISBN : 9781610976978
Genre : Religion
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How will the world end? Doomsday ideas in Western history have been both persistent and adaptable, peaking at various times, including in modern America. Public opinion polls indicate that a substantial number of Americans look for the return of Christ or some catastrophic event. The views expressed in these polls have been reinforced by the market process. Whether through purchasing paperbacks or watching television programs, millions of Americans have expressed an interest in end-time events. Americans have a tremendous appetite for prophecy, more than nearly any other people in the modern world. Why do Americans love doomsday?In Apocalyptic Fever, Richard Kyle attempts to answer this question, showing how dispensational premillennialism has been the driving force behind doomsday ideas. Yet while several chapters are devoted to this topic, this book covers much more. It surveys end-time views in modern America from a wide range of perspectives--dispensationalism, Catholicism, science, fringe religions, the occult, fiction, the year 2000, Islam, politics, the Mayan calendar, and more.
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Modernity And Ambivalence

Author : Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN : 9780745638119
Genre : Social Science
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Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control. This has not happened and today we no longer believe it ever will. In this book, now available in paperback, Bauman argues that our postmodern age is the time for reconciliation with ambivalence, we must learn how to live in an incurably ambiguous world.
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Popular Fiction And Brain Science In The Late Nineteenth Century

Author : Anne Stiles
ISBN : 9781139504904
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the 1860s and 1870s, leading neurologists used animal experimentation to establish that discrete sections of the brain regulate specific mental and physical functions. These discoveries had immediate medical benefits: David Ferrier's detailed cortical maps, for example, saved lives by helping surgeons locate brain tumors and haemorrhages without first opening up the skull. These experiments both incited controversy and stimulated creative thought, because they challenged the possibility of an extra-corporeal soul. This book examines the cultural impact of neurological experiments on late-Victorian Gothic romances by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells and others. Novels like Dracula and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde expressed the deep-seated fears and visionary possibilities suggested by cerebral localization research, and offered a corrective to the linearity and objectivity of late Victorian neurology.
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