Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Shadows of the Future H.G. Wells, Science Fiction, and Prophecy

by Patrick Parrinder

  • ISBN: 9780815626916
  • ISBN10: 0815626916

Shadows of the Future H.G. Wells, Science Fiction, and Prophecy

by Patrick Parrinder

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780815626916
  • ISBN10: 0815626916
new Add to Cart $40.43
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: In Shadows of the Future Wells's assumption of the prophet's role is related to his championship of the modern scientific outlook, and to the theory and practice of science fiction and utopian literature. Professor Parrinder explores the connections between novelty and repetition, between imagining the future and imagining the past, and between prophecy and parody as literary modes. Wells's science fiction is reexamined both as a projection of the cosmology implicit in the writings of Darwin and Huxley, and as a new variation on the Romantic and Enlightenment themes of such earlier authors as Blake, Gibbon, and Mary Shelley. Later chapters relate Wells's fiction to his nonfiction and look at the uneasy relationship of his utopianism to literary prophecy, and at the paradoxes inherent in the militant internationalism of the "prophet at large". Finally, Wells's influence is traced in a study of the antiutopian fictions of Zamyatin and Orwell, and in a broad account of the connections between science fiction and the scientific outlook down to our own time.
Expand description
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).