Questions tagged [h-g-wells]

For questions about the English author H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946) or about any of his literary works.

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Was the N.I.C.E. director modelled on H. G. Wells?

Wikipedia claims that the character of Horace Jules in C. S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength - ostensibly the Director and boss of the N.I.C.E. organisation, in reality a figurehead manipulated by those ...
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How can the moon be in the first quarter and in the new moon phase on the same night in H. G. Well's "The Invisible Man?

In the novel The Invisible Man (By H.G. Wells), chapter 17 and 18 appear somewhat contrasting in the description of the night sky. In chapter 17, the author portrays the sight of a faceted pavilion, ...
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What is the implication about humans in general at the end of “The Island of Doctor Moreau”?

At the end of The Island of Doctor Moreau, after the protagonist gets off the island, we see that he has developed a sort of revulsion towards other humans: Then I look about me at my fellow-men; ...
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When did the bacteriologist take the cab in “The Stolen Bacillus”?

When did the bacteriologist take the cab in the Wells short story "The Stolen Bacillus"? First he was running towards him, and then near the end we come to know that he is in a cab. Is it that him ...
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Could the War of the Worlds be considered a proto Cosmic Horror story?

After reading the War of the Worlds, I have noticed that H.G. Wells has presented several themes that would not be alien to something that Lovecraft would compose. There's a deep anti-anthropocentric ...