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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by H. G. Wells, whose science fiction pioneered society’s ideas of the future. Titles in this study guide include Time Machine, The Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, and Tono-Bungay. As a chief literary spokesman of the liberal optimism that preceded World War I, Wells took the ideas and fears that haunted the minds of this age and gave them symbolic expression as brilliantly devised fantasy. Moreover, Wells has been called “the father of science fiction, ” seen through his imaginative visions and prophecies that broke Victorian thought and propriety conventions.This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Wells’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.