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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Aaron Rosenberg Abstract This essay considers how the representation of deep time affects, and is affected by, literary genres. It takes The Time Machine (1895) as its case study, investigating the ways in which H. G. Wells's work repurposes the conventions of the romance genre as a means...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of these discourses (explicit in the earlier texts, oblique in the later ones) is a logic of global improvement, control, and growth precipitated by an existential threat. In both H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds and Dipesh Chakrabarty's seminal “The Climate of History: Four Theses,” for instance, a suddenly...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 200–217.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Sarah Comyn Abstract To address in economic terms what D. A. Miller calls “Austen Style” and Anne Toner, following G. H. Lewes, identifies as Jane Austen's “economy of art,” this article uses Austen's major novels and final unfinished manuscript to examine the changing relationship between...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 302–304.
Published: 01 August 2011
... “Modernist Literature and Culture” series), it traces these discourses through specific literary and cultural examples. Analyses of texts by Shaw, Woolf, Forster, Joyce, H. G. Wells, and Henry James sit alongside analyses of such particular cultural forms as the emergence of “model towns” (like...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 309–312.
Published: 01 August 2023
... in the depths of Lewis's work. In The Strange Necessity (1928), West becomes one of the first popular writers to argue that the desire to create is hardwired into the human constitution. Like H. G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw, she credits Pavlov with having proved this essential insight. And yet when she...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 305–307.
Published: 01 August 2019
... nutty humor. A second visual chapter follows, on William Morris, with information about magic lantern presentations, followed in turn by the only chapter I found unsatisfying, on H. G. Wells. Here Plotz, I thought, strained to keep hold of his episodic and convoluted or crooked path. Where the indirect...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 292–295.
Published: 01 August 2021
... aging of representation while investing it with affective potential, Jewusiak delicately traces how elderly characters function as critics of modernization and figures of nonlinear development in novels by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy, and H. G. Wells before considering how...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 139–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in chapters devoted to Flaubert, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, and Joyce. The chapter on Flaubert is a brilliant piece of literary criticism, ranging from exemplary close readings of Madame Bovary and A Sentimental Education to inspired speculations about what underwrites Flaubert's ambitions as a novelist...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in a pair of chapters on modernist fiction, which offer us, once again, an unexpected genealogy. In this version of the story, we move into the modernist period through the fin-de-siècle “scientific romances” of H. G. Wells and the experiments in “layering” and “overtone” that characterize the novels...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... in the “aimless process” ( Arendt 216 ) and archive of ossified knowledge housed in bureaucracy. 3 The problem worked the other way too: in “The Contemporary Novel,” H. G. Wells goes so far as to claim that the lack of novelistic insight into the world of officialdom would spell ruin, as politicians would...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of nineteenth-century Bildung in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister and George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss, turn-of-the-century colonial-inflected writing in Olive Schreiner’s Story of an African Farm and Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim, Edwardian proto- modernism in Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray and H. G. Wells’s...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 World War II Sylvia Townsend Warner Virginia Woolf air H. G. Wells's prophetic 1908 novel The War in the Air , described by its author as a “fantasia of possibility,” foresees the wholesale destruction of civilization by aerial bombardment...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 137–142.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Wilde, H. G. Wells, Walter Pater, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad, among others, devoted considerable creative ingenuity to reversing the progressive order of time so that these novels divided the tradition of realism against itself. Kristen Starkowski contends that even...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 307–336.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of E. M. Forster . London: Chatto, 1963 . Benhabib , Seyla . Situating the Self: Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics . New York: Routledge, 1992 . Born , Daniel . The Birth of Liberal Guilt in the English Novel: Charles Dickens to H. G. Wells . Chapel Hill...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the old novel of H. G. Wells, John Galsworthy, and Arnold Bennett, and D. H. Lawrence even more closely approxi- mated Lukács’s sense of crisis in the novel as part of the crisis of the Western soul at the moment of the Great War. This work of Lukács strongly affected Thomas Mann, who put...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
...: A Collection of Critical Essays . Ed. Yeazell Ruth Bernard . Englewood Cliffs : Prentice-Hall , 1994 . 118 – 34 . Wells H. G. Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and the Last Trump . London : Unwin , 1915 . Project Gutenberg. 5 Mar. 2014 < http...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as a Means or an End.” Journal of the Photographic Society of London 1.6 ( 21 June 1853 ): 74 –75. Lewes , G. H. The Principles of Success in Literature . 1865. Ed. W. M. Dallam Armes. Berkeley: U of California Students' Co-Operative Association, 1901 . Lukács , Georg...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... on display in Amy Levy's Reuben Sachs (1888), Gissing's New Grub Street (1891), Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1892), Gissing's The Odd Women (1893), Moore's Esther Waters ( 1894 ), Ella Hepworth Dixon's Story of a Modern Woman (1894), H. G. Wells's Tono-Bungay (1908), and Arnold...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... * * * Some forty years after meeting James in Paris, Peirce received a copy of The Golden Bowl from William James, who called it “the most elaborate thing in his ‘3rd manner.’” William mischievously also included a copy of Tono-Bungay , “a splendid new thing by H. G. Wells” ( Peirce Papers , L224, 21...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
... adaptation acquires further significance. J. G. Ballard collective utopia dystopia mob Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 8 For more on the organization man, see William H. Whyte's The Organization Man . 9 Margaret Atwood's term ustopia would also be a good description...