H G Wells

In a strange, gloomy, rambling book called Mind at the End of its Tether (1945) which might have been Wells at the End of His Tether, he wrote: 'The writer sees the world as a jaded world devoid of recuperative power. In the past he has ...

H  G  Wells

‘Don’t interrupt me,’ said Wells, ‘can’t you see I’m dying?’ In this seminal biography, Vincent Brome recounts the rich fantastic cauldron of Wells’ life – from his politics and writing to his complex and torn emotional life, and his painful, lingering death. Here was a man ‘whose greatness lay in his ordinariness’, but who was never truly ordinary.

The Last Books of H G Wells

The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life & Mind at the End of its Tether HG Wells, Rudy Rucker, Colin Wilson. So far as he was concerned, his world was about to end, and the future had become utterly unpredictable.

The Last Books of H G  Wells

This volume contains the two last works by HG Wells. Nearing the end of his life, increasingly distressed over the war, Wells deals with death and apocalypse, mortality and religion, and with “human insufficiency.” Mind at the End of its Tether “One approaches it with awe. You come across references to it everywhere: Colin Wilson, Priestly, Koestler. It seems to have been a wounding work; something no one could agree with, but something that couldn’t be taken lightly.”—Art Beck “In the face of our universal inadequacy . . . man must go steeply up or down and the odds seem to be all in favor of his going down and out. If he goes up, then so great is the adaptation demanded of him that he must cease to be a man. Ordinary man is at the end of his tether.”—HG Wells The Happy Turning Wells’ barbed fantasies about the afterlife take the forms of “happy” dream walks. In one he converses with Jesus: But being crucified upon the irreparable things that one has done, realizing that one has failed, that you have let yourself down and your poor silly disciples down and mankind down, that the God in you has deserted you—that was the ultimate torment. Even on the cross I remember shouting out something about it.” “Eli. Eli, lama sabachthani?” I said. “Did someone get that down?” he replied. “Don’t you read the Gospels?” “Good God, No!” he said. “How can I? I was crucified before all that.”

H G Wells at the End of His Tether

H.G. Wells at the End of His Tether attempts to answer this question and others by examining his work from a nineteenth century perspective. Wells was a controversial figure. He was an avid socialist and a self-proclaimed prophet.

H G  Wells at the End of His Tether

H.G. Wells was one of the most prolific writers in the English language. He published over one hundred books, yet he is recognized by only two or three of his popular novels including The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. Why has such a well known and widely read author from the nineteenth century almost disappeared from the bookshelves of the twenty-first century? H.G. Wells at the End of His Tether attempts to answer this question and others by examining his work from a nineteenth century perspective.Wells was a controversial figure. He was an avid socialist and a self-proclaimed prophet. He hated the Church and the Monarchy and spent much of his life promoting utopian ideals, world government and other radical concepts that are politically incorrect today. As he watched the First World War tear Europe asunder he wrote The War to End War and created a new label for that infamous conflict. He was a highly vocal anti-war journalist and often frustrated by how little impact he was making on the world. When the Second World War descended on Europe he became despondent as he approached the end of his political and literary tether.

H G Wells

... neatness of pattern on a book that specifically repudiates meaningful pattern) to link this last publication of H.G. Wells back to his first, and thread the needle that links Mind at the End of Its Tether to 1893's The Time Machine.

H G Wells

This is the first new complete literary biography of H G Wells for thirty years, and the first to encompass his entire career as a writer, from the science fiction of the 1890s through his fiction and non-fiction writing all the way up to his last publication in 1946. Adam Roberts provides a comprehensive reassessment of Wells’ importance as a novelist, short-story writer, a theorist of social prophecy and utopia, journalist and commentator, offering a nuanced portrait of the man who coined the phrases ‘atom bomb’, ‘League of Nations’ ‘the war to end war’ and ‘time machine’, who wrote the world’s first comprehensive global history and invented the idea of the tank. In these twenty-six chapters, Roberts covers the entirety of Wells’ life and discusses every book and short story he produced, delivering a complete vision of this enduring figure.

The Death of Hope in H G Wells

Its. Tether. Gerald Heard has said that: H.G. Wells in the actual sculptural sense was a “term”. His end marked the end of Utopianism, that specific mythos of the Modern Age, the Faith which took the place left by the gap when the ...

The Death of Hope in H G  Wells

H.G. Wells is often portrayed as a utopian visionary, full of hope for man's progress through science and human knowledge. Is this portrayal accurate? In this book, Lorne Reznowski presents his contention that Wells lost hope in humanity's future. Wells, having no faith in any supernatural order, becomes a tragic figure when the human institutions and ideals he advanced must be reconciled with the tragic events of the first half of the 20th century and the threat of nuclear annihilation. This writing was presented as Lorne's Master of Arts Thesis English Literature, in 1961, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

H G Wells

只因 A PERSONAL PROLOGUE The last book written by H. G. Wells was Mind at the End of Its Tether , published in November 1945. It was not a proper book - just three terse essays disclosing that the human race had doomed itself to ...

H G  Wells

A look inside one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.

Building Cosmopolis

11Wells, Experiment in Autobiography, p. 616. 12H.G. Wells, The World of William Clissold: A Novel at a New Angel, 3 vols. (London: Benn, 1926), iii, p. 742. 13George Orwell, review of Mind at the End of its Tether by H. G. Wells [8 ...

Building Cosmopolis

Alongside his reputation as an author, H.G. Wells is also remembered as a leading political commentator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Building Cosmopolis presents the worldview of Wells as developed between his student days at the Normal School of Science (1884-1887) and his death in 1946. During this time, Wells developed a unique political philosophy, grounded on the one hand in the theory of 'Ethical Evolution' as propounded by his professor, T.H. Huxley, and on the other in late Victorian socialism. From this basis Wells developed a worldview which rejected class struggle and nationalism and embraced global co-operation for the maintenance of peace and the advancement of the human species in a world society. Although committed to the idea of a world state, Wells became more antagonistic towards the nation state as a political unit during the carnage of the First World War. He began moving away from the position of an internationalist to one of a cosmopolitan in 1916, and throughout the inter-war period he advanced the notion of regional and, ultimately, functional world government to a greater and greater extent. Wells first demonstrated a functionalist society in Men Like Gods (1923) and further elaborated this system of government in most of his works, both fictional and non-fictional, throughout the rest of his life. Following an examination of the development of his political thought from inception to fruition, this study argues that Wells's political thoughts rank him alongside David Mitrany as one of the two founders of the functionalist school of international relations, an acknowledgement hitherto denied to Wells by scholars of world-government theory.

Time Machine

effect is to provide a useful historical reminder of how Mind was composed , but less insight into its significance . 21. Dickson , H. G. Wells ... H. G. Wells , Mind at the End of Its Tether ( London : Heinemann , 1945 ) , p . 1 . 23.

Time Machine

Acclaimed as a work of genius when first published in 1895, The Time Machine represents a revolution in storytelling. H. G. Wells's first--and greatest--novel has been recognized worldwide as a founding text of the science fiction genre and one of the most seminal narratives of the last hundred years. This collection of essays offers a series of original, penetrating, and wide-ranging perspectives on Wells's masterpiece by an international group of major Wells and science fiction scholars. The authors explore such textual topics as the narrative techniques and mythological undertones of the novel as well as its contribution to modern ideas of time and evolution and its focusing of the intellectual cross-currents of the late nineteenth century. This insightful volume captures the innovative imagination, richness, and fascinating ambiguity that resulted in a classic literary work and demonstrates that Wells's novel is both a visionary story and an unstoppable idea.

H G Wells

Written in 1945, Mind at the End of Its Tether struck many readers as Wells's most bitter statement. Some even saw it as a repudiation of everything he had argued for in his life. The book was greeted as an essay in despair and ...

H G  Wells

He was born in the year dynamite was invented (1866) and died a year after the first explosion of the atomic bomb (1946). Herbert George (H. G.) Wells was a man whose life dominated the century and whose ideas both predicted and shaped the future. One of the most influential men of his time, a leading science-fiction writer, novelist, philosopher, reformer and fighter for civilization, Wells exercised his imagination and expounded his revolutionary ideas in over one hundred books in the course of his long life. As a young man Wells struggled against repeated failure as a draper’s assistant, science student and teacher before finding his vocation as a writer. He wrote the pioneering—and immediately popular—novel The Time Machine. In this and other classic science fiction such as The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds, Wells combined serious and often remarkably accurate speculation about the future with high adventure. But Wells was not content just to write fiction. He was also an advocate for change in social customs and a man deeply concerned with the future of humanity. A firm believer that the twentieth century would be the turning point for civilization, Wells anticipated many of the changes in his writings on space travel, politics, marriage and the technologies of war. This is a dramatic account of Well’s life and his fight for causes and concerns that are still relevant today.

The Pilgrim s Guide

absolute power, that hideous strength, that is the dream of H. G. Wells and his scientism? ... In his final years Wells wrote Mind at the End of Its Tether (1945), wherein — in contrast to the optimism of his whole career — he despaired ...

The Pilgrim s Guide

Published in the centenary year of Lewis's birth, The Pilgrim's Guide offers a study of Lewis's witness to the truth of Christianity, especially in his works of fiction and popular apologetics. Written by nineteen leading Lewis scholars and authors, these essays examine Lewis's character and the way he engaged the challenges of the Christian mind, vision, imagination, and understanding in the twentieth century. The studies range from discussions of specific Lewis works to critical interpretations of Lewis's most important theological themes. Also included is a guide to the best books and other resources on Lewis, a timeline that places Lewis's life in the context of history, and a note on the source for Lewis's use of the phrase "mere Christianity." Contributors: Harry Blamires Stratford Caldecott Colin Duriez Bruce Edwards Leslie Fairfield Sheridan Gilley Diana Pavlac Glyer Kendall Harmon Thomas Howard Michael Macdonald David Mills Christopher Mitchell Doris T. Myers James Patrick Thomas Peters Jerry Root Mark Shea Stephen Smith Kallistos Ware "Highly recommended for general readers and all academic levels." - Choice

The Correspondence of H G Wells

One of the last books Wells wrote , Mind at The End of Its Tether ( 1945 ) , has been widely regarded as demonstrating that he had finally given up the prospect of a better future . Even in this work , however , he urged his readers ...

The Correspondence of H G  Wells

This collection of H.G. Wells's correspondence draws on over 50 archives and libraries worldwide, including the papers of Wells's daughter by Amber Reeves. The book contains over 2,000 letters, and while a few are business – to publishers, agents and secretaries – the majority are much more personal. Wells's private correspondence extends from letters to President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and A.J. Balfour, to persons such as ‘Mark Benney’, who wrote novels based on his life in the slums and his time in prison. There is correspondence too with his many female friends and lovers, among them Rebecca West, Eileen Power, Gertrude Stein, Marie Stopes, Lilah MacCarthy and Dorothy Richardson. For example, a letter from Moura Budberg, with whom Wells had a long-standing affair, which announces that she is pregnant by him and about to have an abortion, reveals how an advocate of birth control is himself caught out. Wells also enjoyed correspondence with the press, particularly during the two World Wars, and with various BBC officials and people who worked on his films. Some of his letters on the controversies of free love, socialism, birth control, the Fabian Society, and the nature of the curriculum of the new London University in the 1890s are included. Interspersed chronologically with Wells's letters is a small selection of about 40 letters to Wells, where letters from him are not extant. Among these are letters from Ray Lankester, Joseph Conrad, C.G. Jung, Trotsky, Hedy Gatternigg (the woman who attempted suicide in Wells's flat), and J.C. Smuts. The letters are arranged in these periods: Volume 1 1878–1900; Volume 2 1901–1912; Volume 3 1913–1930; and Volume 4 1930–1946. H.G. Wells's works include The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The History of Mr Polly (1910), and A Short History of the World (1922).

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H G Wells

Adapt or perish, has always been the implacable law of life for all its children.” Chapter 71 of A Short History of the World, as revised for the 1945 edition, was entitled “From 1940 to 1944. Mind at the End of its Tether'.

H G Wells


The Time Machine

H. G. Wells Roger Luckhurst ... Wells's last book, Mind at the End of Its Tether, published just over fifty years after The Time Machine, opened by declaring: 'The end of everything we call life is close at hand and cannot be evaded.

The Time Machine

"The first book H.G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story, ... a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the decadent culture of the 1890s"--Back cover.

The Reception of H G Wells in Europe

He was Čapek's guide and companion during his trip to Britain and continually wrote about Wells; he also penned the preface to Wells's final essay, Mind at the End of Its Tether, published in Czech in 1948.

The Reception of H G  Wells in Europe

H.G. Wells was described by one of his European critics as a 'seismograph of his age'. He is one of the founding fathers of modern science fiction, and as a novelist, essayist, educationalist and political propagandist his influence has been felt in every European country. This collection of essays by scholarly experts shows the varied and dramatic nature of Wells's reception, including translations, critical appraisals, novels and films on Wellsian themes, and responses to his own well-publicized visits to Russia and elsewhere. The authors chart the intense ideological debate that his writings occasioned, particularly in the inter-war years, and the censorship of his books in Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain. This book offers pioneering insights into Wells's contribution to 20th century European literature and to modern political ideas, including the idea of European union. Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe Review