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Title:H. G. Wells: Prophet With Honor (Britain)
Author(s):Filkins, James Arthur
Department / Program:History
Discipline:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History, European
Abstract:Critics and biographers of H. G. Wells have commonly disregarded his journalism and much of is nonfiction. After the Edwardian period Wells's reputation as a novelist began to deteriorate. He continued to produce novels, but he turned more to the writing of journalism and nonfiction. Dismissed as "hack work," his journalism and much of his nonfiction is seen as the result of a loss of literary inspiration. The present study examines in detail Wells's journalism and relevant nonfiction from 1914 until his death in 1946. It considers not only what Wells wrote, but the events that influenced his writing. The interpretation that follows holds that Wells's journalistic writing was anything but "hack work." Often perceptive, it was spurred by a conscious redirection of creativity rather than an abandonment of it.
Issue Date:1983
Type:Text
Description:327 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/70485
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8324549
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1983


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