The Collected Works of H. G. Wells

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In 'The Collected Works of H. G. Wells,' one encounters a literary journey through the imaginative and prescient mind of H. G. Wells. This comprehensive tome bears the hallmark of Wells's groundbreaking speculation and narrative prowess, interweaving social commentary with visionary ideas in a style that is both engaging and thought-provoking. With classics such as 'The Time Machine' and 'The War of the Worlds,' the collection showcases Wells's fascination with the future and the unknown, framing his narratives within the socio-political context of his time. This assembly captures the breadth of Wells's contributions to literature and includes his lesser-known yet equally compelling tales, from the richly detailed landscapes of 'The Sea Lady' to the ethical quandaries in 'The Island of Dr. Moreau.'

H. G. Wells, known as a father of science fiction, composed narratives that have laid the groundwork for genre itself. His foresight into technological advances, coupled with an incisive understanding of the human condition, crystallized in his literature, which often served as a reflection of contemporary societal shifts and as commentary on the human capacity for both creation and destruction. These elements, drawn from his own experiences and his firm belief in social reform, resonate throughout his works, emphasizing the timeless relevance of his narratives.

'The Collected Works of H. G. Wells' is an essential compilation for both the aficionado and the uninitiated reader of science fiction and speculative fiction. The range and depth of Wells's storytelling not only underscore his position as a literary giant but also offer an insightful glimpse into the themes that have shaped our modern understanding of science fiction. This collection is recommended for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the groundbreaking narratives that continue to influence writers and thinkers across multiple fields.

Über den Autor

H. G. Wells, born Herbert George Wells on September 21, 1866, in Kent, England, was a prolific writer whose work spanned multiple genres including science fiction, politics, social commentary, and history. Educated in the sciences and profoundly influenced by the teachings of Thomas Henry Huxley, Wells harnessed his scientific background to pioneer speculative fiction that often focused on futuristic settings, technological advancements, and social evolution. His literary style, characterized by eloquent prose and imaginative scenarios, was underpinned by a concern for social justice and human progress. Wells's contributions include seminal science fiction novels such as 'The Time Machine', 'The War of the Worlds', 'The Invisible Man', and 'The Island of Doctor Moreau', all of which have had a lasting impact on the genre and popular culture. These works, compiled in 'The Collected Works of H. G. Wells', not only entertain but also provoke thought on the implications of scientific progress and the potential directions of human development. Outside fiction, Wells authored numerous works of non-fiction, including 'The Outline of History', which sought to provide a panoramic overview of world events. His fascination with the possible futures of mankind and critical examination of societal structures have secured his place as one of the forefathers of modern science fiction and a respected commentator on the human condition. H. G. Wells's influence extends beyond literature into the realms of social and political thought, and his legacy endures in the realms of literature and popular media.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 2990 Seiten

Größe: 9,4 MB

ISBN: 8596547391340