Wells, H. G. Boon

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Boon

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First published in Britain and America in 1915 under the pseudonym Reginald Bliss, Boon (its full subtitle being the Mind of the Race, the Wild Asses of the Devil, and the Last Trump: Being a First Selection From the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times. Prepared for Publication by Reginald Bliss, with an Ambiguous Introduction by H. G. Wells) is a caustic satire aimed at those who engage in literary pomposity and pretentious high-mindedness, and shows the bitter side of H. G. Wells.

The New York Times, in July 1915, described the book as 'a criticism of literature and thought, of the lives of men and their defensive instinct, constantly at war with ''all the great de-individualizing things, with Faith, with Science, with Truth, with Beauty"'.

Boon is presented as a 'superannuated man of letters' supposedly killed in the Great War, but when Bliss - his self-appointed 'literary executor' - discovers that Boon's literary 'remains' are no more than a few sketches and jottings, he constructs a narrative from his own thoughts on Boon, his friends, conversations they had, and reconstructs from memory never-written works that Boon had described to him.

Among these pieces is the infamous parody of the late style of Henry James, all the more effective for being so distinctive a target. Describing James as the 'culmination of the superficial type', it is not surprising that the 'indiscreet, ill-advised' content of Boon, as Wells describes it in his 'Introduction', put a serious strain on the relationship between the two authors.

About the Author:

Born Herbert George Wells in Kent in 1866, H. G. Wells was an outspoken socialist and pacifist, whose works caused some controversy. He is more widely known as a science fiction writer for the novels that he published between 1895 and 1901: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes and The First Men in the Moon. All, except for When the Sleeper Wakes, have been made into films. Along with Jules Verne, H. G. Wells is also known as 'the Father of Science Fiction'. His later novels were more realistic and he wrote many genres, including contemporary novels, history and social commentary. H. G. Wells died in 1946.

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Descripción FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Main. 200 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. First published in Britain and America in 1915 under the pseudonym Reginald Bliss, Boon (its full subtitle being the Mind of the Race, the Wild Asses of the Devil, and the Last Trump : Being a First Selection From the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times. It is prepared for publication by Reginald Bliss, with an Ambiguous Introduction by H.G. Wells) is a caustic satire aimed at those who engage in literary pomposity and pretentious high-mindedness, and shows the bitter side of H. G. Wells. The New York Times , in July 1915, described the book as a criticism of literature and thought, of the lives of men and their defensive instinct, constantly at war with all the great de-individualizing things, with Faith, with Science, with Truth, with Beauty . Boon is presented as a superannuated man of letters supposedly killed in the Great War, but when Bliss - his self-appointed literary executor - discovers that Boon s literary remains are no more than a few sketches and jottings, he constructs a narrative from his own thoughts on Boon, his friends, conversations they had, and reconstructs from memory never-written works that Boon had described to him. Among these pieces is the infamous parody of the late style of Henry James, all the more effective for being so distinctive a target. Describing James as the culmination of the superficial type , it is not surprising that the indiscreet, ill-advised content of Boon , as Wells describes it in his Introduction , put a serious strain on the relationship between the two authors. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780571247608

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