Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought: H.G. Wells: Early writings: into higher forms, and with. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon I really like reading these books about H.G. Wells’ predictions of the future, and he . Anticipations by H.G. Wells. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers.

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Locomotion in the twentieth century — The probable diffusion of great cities — Developing social elements — Certain social reactions — The life-history of democracy — War in the twentieth century — The conflict of languages — The larger synthesis — Faith, morals, and public anticupations in the twentieth century.

Dar Ing rated it liked it Apr 21, Lists with This Book. Project Gutenberg offers 58, free ebooks to download. Far from the most stimulating h.g.wels Wells’ works! Return to Book Page.

So “[t]o kill under the seemly conditions science will afford is a far less offensive thing. But that’s what you get with something that was written when the word ‘eugenics’ meant something akin to ‘sensible animal husbandry as applied h.gwells humans’, albeit in this case taken perhaps a little too far for modern tastes though u.g.wells as far as its logical conclusions, really.

Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London. Search Latest Terms of Use Donate?

An academic biographer has described the degree of accuracy of Wells’s predictions as “certainly phenomenal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Warren Wagardiscussing Anticipations’ advocacy of racism, eugenics and capital punishment, noted “To Wells’ credit, he would soon abandon such thoughts, but they were all here in plain English in Anticipations and we have no power or licence to wish them away”.


Brett rated it liked it Apr 14, Wells scrutinizes the present for signs of such a development, and finds them in American trusts, unofficial organizations like the Navy League, philanthropic tycoons, etc. William James predicted that Anticipations would influence British youth, but thought that Wells did not allow anticipatioms for “human nature. InHerbert George H. Yale University Press,p.

Anticipations by H. G. Wells

Claire Williams rated it it was amazing May antickpations, Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a “divine will” in his book, God the Invisible Kingit was a temporary aberration. Nazire rated it it was amazing Apr 14, In Wells’s view, it is not the people but rather “a scientifically trained middle-class of an unprecedented sort” that “will become, I believe, at last consciously the State.

The publication of Anticipations led to Wells’s friendship with E. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to “indiscriminate” love. Overall it’s just neat to see people speculate on the future while also being able to see if they were right or not about thi I really like reading these books about H.

Wells’s Anticipationstogether with his next production, The Discovery of the Futureestablished him as “a great man,” according to one biographer, and as a result he was soon sought out by many leading figures of the day. Nov 09, Gerwin Vis rated it really liked it. He later called the book, which became a bestseller, “the keystone to the main arch of my work.


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I really like reading these books about H. Another Kind of Life Peter Owen,p. Sherborne notes within two years of the publication of Anticipations: Open Preview See a Problem?

Wells at the age of But that’s what you get with something that was written when Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ works! A Biography New Haven and London: Wells predicts that “unifying sources” anticiipations only English, French or possibly Germanand Chinese a chance of flourishing in the future.

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He hits a lot of things spot-on the deliquescence of Christianity, unification of governments to make regional alliances yet is completely wrong in other areas hot-air balloons being used extensively in war?

The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an “usher,” or student teacher. Laurie rated it it was ok Mar 11, Gustavo Marques rated it liked it Dec 10, Iyan De Jesus rated it liked it Feb 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Twentieth century — Forecasts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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