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Pseudonymity, Third‐personality, and Anonymity as Disturbances in fin de siècle Auto/biography: ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, Edmund Gosse and Others

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first of four chapters exploring the turn‐of‐the‐century disturbances in the relation between life‐writing and fiction. It argues that ‘autobiography’ begins to seem a problematic ... More


Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Simon J. James

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

H. G. Wells is one of the most widely read writers of the twentieth century, but until now the aesthetics of his work have not been investigated in detail. Maps of Utopia tells the story of Wells’s ... More


Science and the Supernatural: Among Genres I

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes science fiction and the supernatural in Irish novels. These include books such as H. G. Wells' The Time Machine and Robert Cromie's The Crack of Doom. Several ghost stories are ... More


Alive and kicking: H. G. Wells

Jerome Boyd Maunsell

in Portraits from Life: Modernist Novelists and Autobiography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198789369
eISBN:
9780191831232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789369.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with an account of H. G. Wells’s extremely autobiographical tendencies in his fiction, and discomfort with these elements. The World of William Clissold (1926), a late novel very ... More


Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common—Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, ... More


The Utopian Underground of H. G. Wells

in Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312236
eISBN:
9781846315978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315978.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the works of H. G. Wells with relation to the London Tube. It discusses how Wells linked London's underground with science fiction and highlights his contribution to the ... More


The Ideological Response to War: Codes of Human Rights

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter describes how the protection of human rights came, during World War II, to feature in schemes for creating a new world order, encouraging the drafting of comprehensive codes of rights to ... More


Of Mice and Men: Malthus, Weismann, and the Future of Socialism

Piers J. Hale

in Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226108490
eISBN:
9780226108520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108520.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the ways British socialists interpreted evolution. As Fabianism and Marxism became more prominent, the Lamarkian and anti-Malthusian politics of men like William Morris and ... More


Morlocks, Martians, and Beast-People

Tim Youngs

in Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de siecle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319587
eISBN:
9781781380895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on works by H.G. Wells structured by metaphors of time travel, space travel, shipwreck and bicycle travel that pose questions about existing social tendencies and the adequacy of ... More


Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Robert M. Philmus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a literary analysis of science fiction writing. It critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre — including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel ... More


“What If You Are Not Built That Way?”: H. G. Wells and the Conflict of Science and Faith in

Michael Kim Roos

in Hemingway and Italy: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054414
eISBN:
9780813053158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054414.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the relationship between Frederic Henry and the Priest as illustrative of the novel’s dialectic between faith and science. Roos argues that the teasing between Officer Rinaldi ... More


William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Anna Vaninskaya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641499
eISBN:
9780748651672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great polymath William Morris and his contemporaries and followers — from H. Rider Haggard to H. G. Wells — are the focus of this study, which draws upon a wide array of primary sources, from ... More


The Vanishing Act of Commercialism: Selfridges, Modernity, and the Purified Marketplace

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that modernity in Britain was shaped in part by an explosion of department store efforts to sell authenticity through advertising and interior design. The chapter focuses on the ... More


Exploiting the Apostles of Destruction: Anarchism, Modernism and the Penny Dreadful

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640676
eISBN:
9780748651689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the negative impression Europeans and Americans had of anarchism during the late nineteenth century. It introduces propaganda by the deed, which provided anarchists with ... More


Russia and the British Intellectuals: The Significance of The Stalin-Wells Talk

Matthew Taunton

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

When H.G. Wells published an interview with Stalin in the New Statesman in 1934 a controversy resulted, and two other leading intellectuals of the day–George Bernard Shaw and John Maynard Keynes–were ... More


The Longing for Utopia

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

If the inward turn to art had failed, along with the outward turn to political solutions, whether in community or myth, the obvious solution was Nowhere, the place called Nusquama, Erewhon, or—in the ... More


British Visitors to Russia

David Ayers

in Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the writings of some of the British visitors to Russia, including John Cournos, the modernist writer, who produced an early anti-Bolshevik pamphlet; Robert Wilton, the ... More


The “Odd Consequence” of Progress: H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and the fin de siècle Everyday

Michael Sayeau

in Against the Event: The Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681259
eISBN:
9780191766015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681259.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that, during the 1890s, many of the problems facing Britain were temporal disorders, characterized by the collision of everyday repetition with progress or with catastrophe. The ... More


Islands of Discovery: Scientific Curiosity in the Works of Darwin, Huxley and Wells

Jennifer Fuller

in Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413848
eISBN:
9781474422093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413848.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Intrigued by the descriptions of hitherto unknown species, Victorian naturalists embarked on Pacific journeys to study new flora and fauna. The third chapter follows a young Charles Darwin and Thomas ... More


Perceptions of Science and Global Order

Or Rosenboim

in The Emergence of Globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168722
eISBN:
9781400885237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168722.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how globalism intersected with competing perceptions of “science” in the 1940s as part of a political project to construct a new and better world order, often under American or ... More


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