John Sutherland, 14 December 1995
Show More Shadows of the Future: H.G. Wells, Science Fiction and Prophecy by Patrick Parrinder.
Liverpool, 170 pp., £25, July 1995, 0 85323 439 6Show More
The History of Mr Wells by Michael Foot.
Doubleday, 318 pp., £20, October 1995, 0 385 40366 6Show More
A Modern Utopia by H.G. Wells, edited by Krishan Kumar.
Everyman, 271 pp., £5.99, November 1994, 0 460 87498 5Show More
“... it is now, A Modern Utopia was, at the time, the most influential book Wells had written. As Vincent Brome recalled, it was ‘widely read by university students’ and observably affected their moral behaviour – particularly in its Fabian advocacy of free love. Other seeds may also have been planted by the work, in Britain and in Europe. Michael ...”