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H. G. Wells in Nature, 1893-1946: A Reception Reader John S. Partington

H. G. Wells in Nature, 1893-1946: A Reception Reader

John S. Partington

Published July 1st 2008
ISBN : 9783631571101
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514 pages
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Since its foundation in 1869 Nature has consistently been the pre-eminent English-language science journal, and for a period of over fifty years, H. G. Wells was a central feature within its pages. In H. G. Wells in Nature, John S. PartingtonMoreSince its foundation in 1869 Nature has consistently been the pre-eminent English-language science journal, and for a period of over fifty years, H. G. Wells was a central feature within its pages. In H. G. Wells in Nature, John S. Partington collects all of Wellss writings in Nature, all of the reviews of his works published by Nature, and all of the journals reportage that featured him. In addition to this core material, however, Partington has included the many responses that these essays and reviews received, thereby offering the reader a uniquely contextualised history of Wellss reception in Nature. From the first review Wells received in 1893 to his obituary notice in 1946, this volume presents a fascinating history of Wellss work and thought as filtered through the prism of Nature. During his long career no other journal featured Wells within its pages so consistently, and with contributions by such eminent thinkers as Richard Gregory, E. Ray Lankester, J. S. Haldane, Lancelot Hogben, F. S. Marvin, A. Carr-Saunders, J. B. S. Haldane, Karl Pearson and Hilaire Belloc, Nature can truly be said to have played a key role in moulding opinion about Wellss work and thought.