© 1992

H. G. Wells and the Short Story

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 3-18
    3. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 19-28
    4. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 29-39
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 43-57
    3. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 59-74
    4. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 75-88
    5. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 89-102
    6. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 103-113
    7. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 115-131
    8. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 133-148
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 149-175

About this book


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.


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