Ideological bias and reaction to contemporary events in H.G. Wells post-Great War works

Schofield Mellor, Connor (2018) Ideological bias and reaction to contemporary events in H.G. Wells post-Great War works. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis is three-fold. The first aim is the overall intention of the thesis, to study Wells' lesser known works and understand their purpose. The texts analysed in the following chapters are the less well-known and less scrutinised of Wells' texts and the analysis will expand the critical body on Wells in a meaningful way. Wells' earlier works have an existing body of well-respected and well-established literature dedicated to them. However, his later texts have been over-looked. This thesis will address that problem.

The two following aims are more focussed. The second aim is to demonstrate how Wells' ideological bias affected his work. Whilst not an exceedingly controversial point it is crucial for a deeper understanding of how his works act as a reaction to events. It also naturally leads to the final point. The thesis will argue Wells was such a dedicated socialist that as a contemporary history unfolded around him it was so inimical to his perceived vision that he was forced to defend his utopian future in the form of fiction.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: H.G. Wells, socialism, Men Like Gods, The Dream, The Shape of Things to Come, literature, 20th Century.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Supervisor's Name: Creasy, Dr. Matthew
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Mr Connor Schofield Mellor
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-8895
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 14:49
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2018 12:06
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8895

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