The Critical Response to H.G. Wells

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THE
CRITICAL RESPONSE
TO H. G. WELLS

Edited by
William J. Scheick

Critical Responses in Arts and Letters, Number 17 Cameron Northouse, Series Adviser

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Series Foreword xiii
  • Introduction: H. G. Wells and the Literate Subconscious 1
  • Notes 16
  • Experiment in Autobiography 19
  • The Lounger 23
  • The Early H. G. Wells 25
  • Notes 28
  • Literature 29
  • The War of the Worlds 31
  • Mr. Sammler's War of the Planets 33
  • Notes 48
  • The Ideas of H. G. Wells 51
  • History, Adventure, and School Stories 59
  • The Natural History of H. G. Wells 61
  • Notes 62
  • Sociological Speculations 65
  • Mr. Wells's Kipps 69
  • The Novels of Wells, Bennett and Galsworthy 71
  • Notes 74
  • Encounters with the "White Sphinx": the Re-Vision of Poe in Wells's Early Fiction 75
  • Notes 86
  • Mr. Wells's New Novel 89
  • A Fictioneer of the Laboratory 91
  • The New Machiavelli 95
  • H. G. Wells and Mrs. Humphry Ward 99
  • Notes 109
  • The Novel of Ideas 111
  • Keeping the Game Going: the Re-Vision of Poe in Wells's 115
  • Notes 124
  • Ellen Glasgow's Outline of History in the Shadowy Third and Other Stories 125
  • Notes 136
  • Mr. Wells's New Novel 139
  • Mr. H. G. Wells's Pamphlet Novel 143
  • H. G. Wells's and Henry James's Two Ladies 145
  • Notes 162
  • Schopenhauer, Spengler, and Wells 165
  • Notes 178
  • Afterword: The Contemporary Novel 181
  • Supplementary Readings: 1956-1994 183
  • Index 187
  • About the Editor *
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