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A New Century

When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), Love and Mr Lewisham (1900), The First Men in the Moon (1901)
  • Adam Roberts
Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)


This chapter covers the first years of Wells’s international fame; his health, his decision to build a house for himself at Sandgate and critical accounts of the influential dystopia When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), the semi-autobiographical comic novel Love and Mr Lewisham (1900) and the parodic science fiction of The First Men in the Moon (1901).


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  • Adam Roberts
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamUK

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