The Early Fiction of H. G. Wells

Fantasies of Science

  • Authors
  • Steven McLean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Steven McLean
      Pages 1-8
  3. Misadventures in a Post-Darwinian Universe

  4. Science and Society

  5. Towards the Shaping of Humanity

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-242

About this book


This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes his early fiction to participate in a range of topical scientific disputes and, increasingly, as a means to instigate social reform.

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