H. G. Wells J.D. Beresford

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H. G. Wells  by  J.D. Beresford

H. G. Wells by J.D. Beresford
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[...] Mr Wells romances have little or nothing in common with those of Jules Verne, not even that peculiar quality of romance which revels in the impossible. The heroes of Jules Verne were idealised creatures making use of some wonderful inventionMore[...] Mr Wells romances have little or nothing in common with those of Jules Verne, not even that peculiar quality of romance which revels in the impossible. The heroes of Jules Verne were idealised creatures making use of some wonderful invention for their own purposes- and the future of mankind was of no account in the balance against the lust for adventure under new mechanical conditions.

Also, Jules Vernes imagination was at the same time mathematical and Latin- and he was entirely uninfluenced by the writings of Comte. Mr Wells experiments with the relatively improbable have become increasingly involved with the social problem, and it would be possible to trace the growth of his opinions from this evidence alone, even if we had not the valuable commentary afforded by his novels and his essays in sociology. But his interest in the present and[...].



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