The First Men in the Moon: A Critical Text of the 1901 London First Edition, with an Introduction and Appendices (Annotated H.G. Wells #6) (Paperback)

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This is book number 6 in the Annotated H.G. Wells series.

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The First Men in the Moon is the last in a series of scientific romances begun by Wells with The Time Machine. In the opinion of many, it is also the last in a series of pessimistic and anti-utopian novels before Wells took up the tone of an optimistic and utopian social prophet with Anticipations. The present critical edition of First Men questions that opinion. The lunar utopia described is far from a satire on the industrial order as many critics claim, but in historical context is instead related to the international scientific management movement, stemming from the Saint-Simonian school of socialism. This critical edition shows how First Men consciously builds on the whole literary tradition of moon voyages.

About the Author


The late Leon Stover, professor emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was the first to bring science fiction to the college curriculum and was the author of numerous landmarks of intellectual history. He lived in Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786468744
ISBN-10: 0786468742
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: April 12th, 2012
Pages: 333
Language: English
Series: Annotated H.G. Wells