Certain Personal Matters

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Sprache - Englisch

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H.G. Wells' 'Certain Personal Matters' is a compendium of whimsical and thought-provoking essays that engage with both the mundane and the fantastic. With its captivating blend of satire, reflection, and anecdote, this collection showcases Wells' ability to distill complex ideas into accessible prose. Written in the late 19th century, 'Certain Personal Matters' offers a unique perspective on topics ranging from domestic life to the philosophical musings of an evolving society. It stands as a testament to Wells' versatility beyond his renowned speculative fiction, and is nestled within the broader literary movement that explores the human condition through a tapestry of experiences and insights.

H.G. Wells brought to this collection not only his celebrated literary talent but also his keen vision as a social commentator and futurist—traits that pervade his more famous works such as 'The Time Machine' and 'The War of the Worlds.' His background in science and education, as well as his association with the Fabian Society, an organization committed to social advancement, critically informed his observations and the genteel satire that characterizes 'Certain Personal Matters.' The essays serve as both artifact and commentary, reflecting the zeitgeist of an era filled with rapid changes and new possibilities.

Scholars and enthusiasts of early science fiction and Victorian literature alike will find 'Certain Personal Matters' an enriching read. Readers will appreciate the wit and eloquence of Wells as he navigates the idiosyncrasies of everyday life and society's larger questions. This collection not only entertains but also invites contemplation, making it an ideal addition for those who wish to immerse themselves in the literary heritage of a bygone era while pondering timeless inquiries into human nature and the social fabric.

About the Author

H. G. Wells, born Herbert George Wells on September 21, 1866, in Bromley, Kent, England, was a prolific writer often called 'the father of science fiction.' His work encompasses various genres, achieving fame through his science fiction novels while also contributing to other literary forms. A visionary and futurist, Wells's narratives often explore themes of social injustice, evolution, and the dangers and possibilities opened by scientific advancements. Among his oeuvre is 'Certain Personal Matters' (1897), a collection of essays that offers insight into Wells's satirical wit and intellectual preoccupations during the late Victorian era. Wells's contributions to the literary landscape include seminal works such as 'The War of the Worlds' (1898), 'The Time Machine' (1895), 'The Invisible Man' (1897), and 'The Island of Doctor Moreau' (1896), which not only captivated readers with their imaginative plots but also invited contemplation on human nature and morality. With an education in biology under Thomas Henry Huxley and a commitment to social improvement reflected in his writings, Wells's literary style combined a clear, journalistic approach with an inventive imagination. His influence extends beyond literature into social and political realms, underscoring his reputation as a literary innovator and social thinker until his death on August 13, 1946.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 450 Pages

Filesize: 805.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547370086