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Research Aids

Bell, I. F., and D. Baird, The English Novel, 1578-1956 (Denver: 1958).

H. G. Wells Society, H. G. Wells: A Comprehensive Bibliography (London: 1968).

Weeks, Robert P., Bibliography of Criticism of H. G. Wells, 1 English Fiction in Transition 37 (1957). Updated in later volumes.

The Wellsian (Journal of the H. G. Wells Society).

West, Geoffrey, H., H. G. Wells--A Sketch for a Portrait (London: 1930).



Brome, V., H. G. Wells: A Biography (London: 1951).

Dickson, L., H. G. Wells: His Turbulent Life (London: 1969).

Kagarlitski, J., The Life and Thought of H. G. Wells (Trans. Moira Budberg, London: 1966).

Mackenzie, N. and J., The Time-Traveller (London: 1973).

Nicholson, N., H. G. Wells (London: 1950).

Wagar, Warren, H. G. Wells; Journalism and Prophecy: 1893-1946 (London: 1964).

Analysis and Criticism of Wells' Work

Archer, W., God and Mr. Wells (London: 1917).

Archer, W., God and Mr. Wells (London: 1917).

Arnold Bennett and H. G. Wells--Letters (Harris Wilson, ed.; London: 1960).

Bailey, John, Mr. Wells' Pacifist State, 15 The Nation 887 (September 26, 1914).

Belgion, M., H. G. Wells (London: 1953).

Belgion, M., H. G. Wells (London: 1953)(British Council Series Writers and Their Work).

Bennett, Arnold, Herbert George Wells and His Work, 33 Cosmopolitan Magazine 465 (August 1902).

Brooks, Van Wyck, The World of H. G. Wells (London: 1915).

Bergonzi, B., The Early H. G. Wells (Manchester: 1961).


Beresford, J. D., H. G. Wells (London: 1915).

Burke, J. B., Mr. Wells and Modern Science, 169 Dublin Review 222 (October 1921).

Caudwell, Christopher, H. G. Wells, in Studies in a Dying Culture 73 (London: 1938).

Chesterton, G. K., Mr. H. G. W. and the GIants, in Heretics -- (London: 1905).

Connes, G., Etude sur la pensée de Wells (Paris: 1926).

Costa, R. H., H. G. Wells (NY: 1967).

Craufurd, A. H., The Religion of H. G. Wells and Other Essays (London: 1909).

Cross, W., The Mind of H. G. Wells, 16 Yale Review -- (January 1927).

Crowley, C. P., Failure of Nerve: H. G. Wells, 2 University of Windsor Review 1 (Spring 1967).

Crozier, J. B., Mr. Wells as a Sociologist, 78 Fortnightly Review 417 (September 1905).

Dark, Sidney, The Outline of H. G. Wells (London: 1922).

First Public Conference on Mr. H. G. Wells' Samurai, 1 New Age (n.s.) 9 (May 2, 1907).

Garnett, David, The Scientific Romances of H. G. Wells, 5 New Statesman and Nation (116 n.s.) 602 (May 13, 1933).

Haight, Gordon, H. G. Wells' "Man of the Year Million", 12 Nineteenth-Century Fiction 323 (March 1958).

Harris, J., H. G. Wells, 10 T. P.'s Weekly 53 (July 12, 1907).

Huxley, Julian Spencer, H. G. Wells, 177 Spectator 161 (August 16, 1946).

Keun, Odette, H. G. Wells--The Player, 15 Time and Tide 1249 (October 13, 1934); 15 Time and Tide 1307 (October 20, 1934); 15 Time and Tide 1346 (October 27, 1934).

Knoepflmacher, U. C., Religious Humanism and the Victorian Novel (Princeton NJ: 1965).

Lay, W., H. G. Wells and His Mental Hinterland, 45 The Bookman 606 (August 1917).

Lemire, E. D., H. G. Wells and the World of Science Fiction, 2 University of Windsor Review 59 (Spring 1967).

Levy, H., Science in Literature: The Short Stories of H. G. Wells, 120 Nature 503 (October 8, 1927).

Lodge, D., Tono-Bungay and the Condition of England, in The Language of Fiction 214 (London: 1966).

Lodge, D., Assessing H. G. Wells, 28 Encounter 54 (1967).

McNamara, E., H. G. Wells as Novelist, 2 University of Windsor Review 21 (Spring 1967).

Mellersh, H. G., Shaw, Wells and Creative Evolution, 125 Fortnightly Review 178 (February 1926).

Mitchell, P. Chalmers, Mr. Wells's Dr. Moreau, 79 Saturday Review 368 (April 11, 1896).

Mr. Wells Explains Himself, 14 T. P.'s Weekly -- (December 1911).

Mr. Wells' War in the Air, 32 Westminster Gazette 8 (October 24, 1908).

Newell, K. B., The Structure of H. G. Wells's Tono-Bungay, 4(2) English Fiction in Transition 1 (1961).

Newell, K. B., Structure in Four Novels By H. G. Wells (The Hague: 1968).

Orwell, George, Wells, Hitler, and the World State, in 160 Collected Essays (London: 1961).

Parrinder, P., H. G. Wells (Edinburgh: 1970).

Philmus, R. M., The Time Machine: Or the Fourth Dimension as Prophecy, 84 Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA) 530 (May 1969).

Poston, L., Tono-Bungay, Wells's Unconstructed Tale, 26 College English 433 (1965).

Pritchett, V. S., Mr. Wells's Scientific Romances, 26 New Statesman 154 (September 4, 1943).

Pritchett, V. S., The Scientific Romances, in The Living Novel 122 (Dublin: 1960).

Raknem, I., H. G. Wells and His Critics (Oslo: 1962).

Randall, A. E., The Two Machiavellis, 8 New Age 353 (February 9, 1911).

Ray, Gordon, Mr. Wells Tries to Be a Novelist, in Edwardians and Late Victorians 106 (R. Ellmann ed.; NY: 1960).Russell, Bertrand, H. G. Wells: Liberator of Thought, 50 The Listener 417 (September 10, 1953).

Scheick, W. J., Reality and the Word: The Last Books of H. G. Wells, 12(3)English Literature in Transition 151 (1969).

Shanks, E., The Work of Mr. H. G. Wells, in First Essays in Literature 148 London: 1923).

Snow, C. P., H. G. Wells, in Variety of Men 47 (London: 1967).

Spencer, S., H. G. Wells, Materialist and Mystic, 46 Hibbert Journal 358 (July 1948).

Steinberg, M. W., H. G. Wells as a Social Critic, 2(2) University of Windsor Review 9 (Spring 1967).

The Time Machine, 52 Nature 268 (July 18, 1895).

West, G., H. G. Wells--A Sketch for a Portrait (London: 1930).

West, Anthony, H. G. Wells, 8 Encounter 59 (February 1957).

West, Anthony, The Dark World of H. G. Wells, 214 Harper's 68 (May 1957).

Zamyatin, Eugene I., Herbert Wells (St. Petersburg: 1922).

General Works on the English Novel

Allen, Walter, The English Novel (London? 1954).

Cazamian, Madelaine, Le roman et les idées en Angleterre: L'influence de la science 1860-1890 (Strasbourg: 1923).

Clarke, I. F., Voices Prophesying War, 1763-1934 (Oxford: 166).

Henkin, Leo J., Darwinism in the English Novel 1860-1910 (NY: 1963).

Hynes, S., The Edwardian Turn of Mind (1968).

Irvine, W., Apes, Angels, and Victorians (NY: 1955).

Sussman, H. L., Victorians and the Machine (Cambridge, MA: 1968).

General Works on Science Fiction

Amis, Kingsley, New Maps of Hell (London: 1961).

Bailey, J. O., Pilgrims Through Space and Time (NY: 1947).

Blyton, W. J., Brave New World Planning, 424 Quarterly Review 263 (April 1940).

Cleugh, M. F., Time--and Its Importance in Modern Thought (London: 1937).

Conquest, Robert, Science Fiction and Literature, 5 Critical Quarterly 355 (1963).

Crowther, J. G., The Social Relations of Science (London: 1941).

Ellis, Havelock, The Nineteenth-Century: A Dialogue in Utopia (London: 1900).

Frye, Northrup, Varieties of Literary Utopias, 94 Daedalus 323 (Spring 1965).

Green, R. L., Into Other Worlds: Space Flight in Fiction from Lucian to Lewis (NY: 1957).

Gross, J., The Road to Utopia, 78 New Statesman (n.s.) 108 (July 25, 1969).

Hertzler, J. O., The History of Utopian THought (NY: 1923).

Hillegas, M. R., The Future as Nightmare (New York: 1967).

Hinton, Charles H., Scientific Romances (London? 1886).

Hinton, Charles H., The Fourth Dimension (London? 1906).

Kaleb, G., Utopia and Its Enemies (NY: 1963).

Marder, R., Time and the Space Traveller (London: 1971).

Morton, A. L., The English Utopia (London: 1952).

Mumford, Lewis, The Story of Utopias (London: 1923).

Philmus, R. M., Into the Unknown (Berkeley: 1970).












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