H.G. Wells and the Short Story

H.G. Wells and the Short Story

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H.G. Wells is justly famous as a writer of short stories, but for too long the originality of his contribution in this field has been unacknowledged. The present study argues that in his short stories Wells was not simply emulating the styles and themes of his predecessors but making a distinctive contribution to the genre grounded firmly in his approach to fiction. The study demonstrates that Wells's short stories merit far closer critical attention than they have yet received and possess considerable psychological and symbolic insight.The essays he wrote (well over 100 were published by the Gazette alone over the next 18 months) recall the charm and good humour of Irvinga#39;s Sketch Book and Dickensa#39;s Sketches by Boz. In common with them they are characterised by a anbsp;...

Title:H.G. Wells and the Short Story
Author: J. Hammond
Publisher:Springer - 1992-09-15

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