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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Zoe Beenstock H. G. Wells’s diverse works of literature and political theory make him a test case for lines of intersection between modernity and the Enlightenment, a period concerned with the relations between the two genres. Traditionally, studies of Wells go back only as far as Victorianism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 March 1963
.... Pp. xl + 337. $6.00. George Gissing and H. G. Wells: Their Friendship and Correspondence. Edited with an introduction by ROYALA. GETTMANN.Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961. Pp. 285. $3.50. These two collections of letters advance the emergence of George Gissing’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 225–246.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Eleanor Courtemanche Abstract In the late nineteenth century the literary genre of utopia enjoyed a boom inspired by the success of Edward Bellamy’s 1888 Looking Backward, 2000–1887 . These stories, including novels by William Morris and H. G. Wells, often featured a cicerone who explained how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 186–187.
Published: 01 June 1962
... of scientific developments accelerated the growth of science fiction. Among the all-time leaders in this particular field of writing was the inimitable H. G. Wells. Another tendency that has been fostered by modern conditions is the almost Carroll E. Reed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1978
... make the best biographical subjects. RICHARDD. ALTICK Ohio State Uniuersity Anatomies of Egotism: A Reading of the Last Novels of H. G. Wells. By ROBERTBLOOM. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. ix + 196...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 91–92.
Published: 01 March 1962
... of a man who could never catch up with circumstance. The last forays with publishers, agents, and faster and faster production need the humanizing docu- ments of friends-Joseph Conrad, H. G. Wells, Hamlin Garland, William Dean Howells, and others-who remind us that Crane himself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 215–216.
Published: 01 June 1977
... + 155 pp. $10.00. Blooh, Robert. Anatomies of Egotism: A Reading of the Last Nouels of H. G. Wells. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. ix + 196 pp. $1.0.95. Brubaker, Edward S. Shakespeare Aloud: A Guide to His Verse on Stage. Lancaster, Pa.: The author, 1976.65 pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 185–186.
Published: 01 June 1962
... in the intensification of socialistic doctrines, particularly in the latter half of the nine- teenth century. At the same time the increased pace of scientific developments accelerated the growth of science fiction. Among the all-time leaders in this particular field of writing was the inimitable H. G. Wells...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 93–110.
Published: 01 March 1965
... not still object to the quality of this “mask” which confronts us in the novels? Tillotson has not yet answered H. G. Wells, whose objec- tions may still seem legitimate to many readers: Nearly all novels that have, by the lapse of time, reached an assured position of recognised greatness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 366–367.
Published: 01 September 1948
... principles of Politicd Justice are “perennial ideas” in Shelley. He traces Godwin’s influence on the socialist writers of England down through Oscar Wilde and H. G. Wells. He believes that with recogni- tion by men like Middleton Murry and H. N. Brailsford, Godwin is being given “his rightful...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 September 1957
..., Gordon N. (editor). The Desert Darisy, by H. G. Wells. Facsimile edition, with an Introduction. Urbana: Published by Beta Phi Mu, University of Illinois, 1957. Pp. xix + 124. $5.00. Ribner, Irving. The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare. Prince- ton: Princeton University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 365–366.
Published: 01 September 1948
... elements in Queen Mab, that Nellas shows little specific debt to Godwin, but that the under- lying principles of Politicd Justice are “perennial ideas” in Shelley. He traces Godwin’s influence on the socialist writers of England down through Oscar Wilde and H. G. Wells. He believes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 March 2022
... identifies as the “anti-modernist modernism” of H. G. Wells, Wyndham Lewis, and G. K. Chesterton, all of whom expressed antipathy toward key modernist imperatives yet funneled that hostility through forms of treatment that place them in an uneasy alliance with their enemies. Caserio’s claim that “‘modernism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 335–338.
Published: 01 September 1985
... the Fabian Society, of which Sidney was an early member. They weathered the passionate opposition of H. G. Wells, who satirized them unmercifully in The New Machiauelli (19 11). They founded the New Statesman and the London School of Economics, which are still flourishing monuments to their activity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 285–288.
Published: 01 September 1960
... University Press on Behalf of the Australian Humanities Research Council, 1960. Pp. vii + 88. $1.95. Paulson, Ronald. Theme and Structure in Swift’s Tale of a Tub. New Haven: Yale Studies in English, Vol. 143, 1960. Pp. xiv + 259. $4.50. Wilson, Harris (editor). Arnold Bennett and H. G...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Kingsley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, H. G. Wells, and Robert Louis Stevenson; to paintings by Luke Fildes—Robinson does a splendid job of showing how the meaning of the figure changed over time and in different racial and regional contexts. “The vagrant,” “the loafer,” “the Gypsy,” “the hawker...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 344–346.
Published: 01 September 2019
... objects, that make life real” (116); on H. G. Wells’s scientific romances, which continually situate us in “the gap between what we perceive and what is actually out there” in the world (180); and on Willa Cather’s practice of “overlaying” one image or sound on top of another to “encapsulate the problem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (2): 188–189.
Published: 01 June 1958
... (editors). Henry James and H. G. Wells: A Record of Their Friendship, Their Debate on the Art of Fiction, and Their Quarrel. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1958. Pp. 272. $3.50. Lisca, Peter. The Wide World of John Steinbeck. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1958. Pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 318–320.
Published: 01 September 1961
... the Plowman: Literary Relations of the A and B Texts. Seattle : University of Washington Press, Publications in Language and Literature, Vol. 16, 1961. Pp. xiii + 260. $5.75. Gettmann, Royal A. (editor). George Gissing and H. G. Wells : Their Friend- ship and Correspondence. Urbana...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 316–318.
Published: 01 September 1961
... Texts. Seattle : University of Washington Press, Publications in Language and Literature, Vol. 16, 1961. Pp. xiii + 260. $5.75. Gettmann, Royal A. (editor). George Gissing and H. G. Wells : Their Friend- ship and Correspondence. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1961. Pp. 285...