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I am also delighted to include reviews by two enthusiastic and hardworking students from Teesside University, Iain Clement and Daniel James. I would like to thank all of the H.
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WeLls: An Annotated Bibliography , to be published this year by Equilibris, I turned up this brief article from the ls, which was known to the late David C. Smith the author of the Bibliography but not, so far as I am aware, to any other current Wells scholar.
Here he reflects on the difficulty of original short-story writing, and suggests why it is that so many writers himself 6 names. Why didn't you tell the imbecile?
It is important that these errors be corrected, for, as any scholar acquainted with early Gissing scholarship can confirm, in the course of time wrongful information and textual inaccuracies often become accepted facts. To this end, he sought out the work of visionary writers lvho would help inspire his vision of a modern republic, spending his nights reading books by the world's foremost authors.
One morning, his private secretary arrived at Ataturk's private residence in Istanbul and was told that Ataturk had not slept for two consecutive nights. The book he was reading was The Outline of History by H. For Wells, the trauma and horror of the Great War had been the consequences of a puerile teaching of history that urged the claims of individual nations above the common good of mankind, rather than a more universal view; and 'o H.
Johnston to warn him of pitfalls,but he is asready to differ from asto agreewith them. Wellshasirritated the histprians. Belloctakesa flingat his"sincere faith in fhe. Of this the historians who themselves write manuals should not complain.
Wells is that, in writing the manuals,after consultingvariousand contradictory sourcesof information, they were on many things still in doubt. If they put their conclusioasin a positive form, it was becausethis was necessaryif a manual was to be a manual and not a treatise. The truth is that the closerwe get to the varied qualities of a great figure in history the more delicate will be seento be the nuances oi circumstance and capacitywhichdetermine action. HisAlexander andhisNapoleon are figuresjet black.
An histo, rian who knew more than Mr. Wells would be lesspositive. Here we touch the vital defect of the work. A brilliant novelist, with a powerful and discriminatingimaginatio,n,with a style which, in spite of lack of charm,never lacks lucidity, with an assuredliterary position, undertakesto tell the world the meaningof the really vital thingswhich have happenedin the history of man.
But we have not read far beforeweseethgt Mr. Later she modified it to be more a world history but with heavy accent on what we would now describe as feminism. Wells appeared to her to have used much of her work, having stripped the feminism from it. Some mistakes Deeks made in her manuscript were also seen in Wells book, and it was considered by her expert witnesses that in the time Wells wrote his "Outline", he could not have possibly done all the research, suggesting that a large part was copied from Deeks work.
In Denis N. He argues that she had a weak case that was not well presented, and though she may have met with sexism from her lawyers, she did receive a fair trial.
He goes on to say that the law applied is essentially the same law that would be applied to a similar case today i. Wells's The Outline of History was received with unmistakable hostility by a number of historical specialists.
They seemed not to realize that, in re-living the entire life of Mankind as a single imaginative experience, Mr. Wells was achieving something which they themselves would hardly have dared to attempt In fact, the purpose and value of Mr. Wells's book seem to have been better appreciated by the general public than by the professional historians of the day. He had been an obscure political agitator, a kind of hobo, in a minor colony of the Roman Empire.
By an accident impossible to reconstruct, he the small h horrified David survived his own crucifixion and presumably died a few weeks later.
A religion was founded on the freakish incident. The credulous imagination of the times retrospectively assigned miracles and supernatural pretensions to Jesus; a myth grew, and then a church, whose theology at most points was in direct contradiction of the simple, rather communistic teachings of the Galilean.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Outline of History Cover of the edition. The origins of the Earth Ch. Natural selection and the evolution of life Ch. Human origins Ch. Neanderthals and the early Paleolithic Age Ch.
The later Paleolithic Age Ch. The Neolithic Age Ch. Early prelinguistic thought Ch. Races Ch.
Languages Ch. The first civilisations Ch. Sea voyages and trading Ch. Writing Ch. Organized religion Ch. Social classes Ch. The Hebrews Ch.
Aryan-speaking or Indo-European-speaking peoples Ch. The Ancient Greeks Ch. Alexandria Ch. Buddhism Ch. Rome Ch. Christianity Ch. Islam Ch. The Crusades Ch.
The Mongols Ch. The Renaissance in Western Europe Ch. Political developments, including that of the great power Ch. The American and French revolutions Ch. Napoleon Ch.