The Last Books of H. G. Wells: The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life and Mind at the End of its Tether

The Last Books of H G Wells The Happy Turning A Dream of Life and Mind at the End of its Tether This volume contains the two last works by HG Wells Nearing the end of his life increasingly distressed over the war Wells deals with death and apocalypse mortality and religion and with human ins

  • Title: The Last Books of H. G. Wells: The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life and Mind at the End of its Tether
  • Author: H.G. Wells Colin Wilson Rudy Rucker
  • ISBN: 9780976684312
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume contains the two last works by HG Wells Nearing the end of his life, increasingly distressed over the war, Wells deals with death and apocalypse, mortality and religion, and with human insufficiency Mind at the End of its Tether One approaches it with awe You come across references to it everywhere Colin Wilson, Priestly, Koestler It seems to have beenThis volume contains the two last works by HG Wells Nearing the end of his life, increasingly distressed over the war, Wells deals with death and apocalypse, mortality and religion, and with human insufficiency Mind at the End of its Tether One approaches it with awe You come across references to it everywhere Colin Wilson, Priestly, Koestler It seems to have been a wounding work something no one could agree with, but something that couldn t be taken lightly Art Beck In the face of our universal inadequacy man must go steeply up or down and the odds seem to be all in favor of his going down and out If he goes up, then so great is the adaptation demanded of him that he must cease to be a man Ordinary man is at the end of his tether HG Wells The Happy Turning Wells barbed fantasies about the afterlife take the forms of happy dream walks In one he converses with Jesus But being crucified upon the irreparable things that one has done, realizing that one has failed, that you have let yourself down and your poor silly disciples down and mankind down, that the God in you has deserted you that was the ultimate torment Even on the cross I remember shouting out something about it Eli Eli, lama sabachthani I said Did someone get that down he replied Don t you read the Gospels Good God, No he said How can I I was crucified before all that.

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    In 1866, Herbert George H.G Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper s apprentice as a teenager The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an usher, or student teacher Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, to study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time Machine 1895 , The Island of Dr Moreau 1896 , The Invisible Man 1897 , and The War of the Worlds 1898.Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to indiscriminate love He continued to openly have extra marital liaisons, most famously with Margaret Sanger, and a ten year relationship with the author Rebecca West, who had one of his two out of wedlock children A one time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change His 100 books included many novels, as well as nonfiction, such as A Modern Utopia 1905 , The Outline of History 1920 , A Short History of the World 1922 , The Shape of Things to Come 1933 , and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind 1932 One of his booklets was Crux Ansata, An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a divine will in his book, God the Invisible King 1917 , it was a temporary aberration Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world He is best remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism.He was also an outspoken socialist Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as The Fathers of Science Fiction D 1946.More philosopedia indexp H._ine literature wellhgwellsusa.50megs britannica EBchecked tenpedia wiki H._G._Wells

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  • To start with: The forwards to these books are completely inane.I was disappointed with "Mind at the End of its Tether" since I was expecting a better and more coherent critique on the decent of man. Instead the book is filled with ramblings on how the end of the world is nigh and gives no specific information or reasoning to explain it. It seems to be utterly obvious to the author and he spends most of the book explaining how wretched it feels to know it.If the book wasn't so short, I'd say pas [...]


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