Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island: The Novel as Fable

  • John HammondEmail author


From the beginning to the end of his literary career, H.G. Wells was an experimental novelist, continually seeking fresh forms for the expression of his ideas. The writings of William Morris, which came to mean so much to Wells, have their roots in Morris’s fascination with the world of romanticism and art, which Wells claimed to dislike. However, it was in fact Wells’s obsession with the search for romanticism and longing which coloured all of his work. In Tono-Bungay (1909), Wells uses an image of textile weaving to describe a soul shot through with romantic yearning:


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  1. 1.NottinghamUK

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