H. G. Wells World Literature Analysis - Essay

H. G. Wells World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

In all of his work, Wells prided himself on his opposition to the status quo. He became attracted to people of science because they proved to be the most capable of thinking beyond their times, of imagining other ages and forms of society. He delighted in twitting the stolid attitudes of the late Victorians and Edwardians, showing a London laid waste by a Martian invasion, a populace agog at the machinations of an invisible man, and a community outraged by the heroine’s seduction of an older man in Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story(1909), a book that hardly concealed the fact that it was based on his scandalous liaison with Amber Reeves.

Powerfully influenced by the ideas of Darwin—as they had been...

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