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by Herbert George Wells

Free eBook The World Set Free download ISBN: 0554353873
Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 204
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Classics
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The World Set Free is a novel written in 1913 and published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is based on a prediction of a more destructive and uncontrollable sort of weapon than the world has yet seen. It had appeared first in serialised form with a different ending as A Prophetic Trilogy, consisting of three books: A Trap to Catch the Sun, The Last War in the World and The World Set Free.

Wells Herbert George. An English writer, the author of numerous science fiction novels, Herbert George Wells, wrote a story, yet in 1913, of nuclear war and social and political problems it involves. The World Set Free . .as published after the much-talked-of The War of the Worlds, where global war between the Earth and Mars was described. Here Wells combined scientific authenticity with his political forecasts of a future world-wide nation. Moreover, the book demonstrates that people’s notion of such a catastrophe, in the very beginning of Nuclear Age, were quite adequate

were all justified before the book had been published six months.

World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow of the. Great War. Every intelligent person in the world felt that. were all justified before the book had been published six months. And the opening section of Chapter the Second remains now, after. the reality has happened, a fairly adequate diagnosis of the.

the World Set Free . Born in 1866 in Bromley, England, to a poor family, Herbert George Wells began as an apprentice at the age of 14, but educated himself on his own, received a scholarship (1884), and specialized in biology at the University of London, from which he graduated in 1888. Having become a teacher, but still without money, he will ask journalism for additional resources.

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer. The World Set Free is a futuristic novel, written in 1913 and first published the following year.

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Title: The World Set Free. Author: Herbert George Wells

Title: The World Set Free. Author: Herbert George Wells. Release Date: February 11, 2006 Last Updated: December 10, 2012. THE WORLD SET FREE was written in 1913 and published early in 1914, and it is the latest of a series of three fantasias of possibility, stories which all turn on the possible developments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow of the Great War. Every intelligent person in the world felt that disaster was impending and knew no way of averting it, but few of us realised in the earlier half of 1914 how near the crash was to us.

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Xlisiahal
Although his stilted language style irked me as I read, it is to be expected from a nineteenth century educated author. Wells’ predictions of Mankind’s progress in the 20th century and beyond are if nothing else accurate and therefore all the more amazing since The World Set Free was finished in 1912. No one before him expounded in such detail and so deftly. He wraps these forecasts in an interesting tale. The professional narration by Eric Jones is well worth the 1.99 and contributes to the British mood in the story.

Wells ventures the untenable prediction that the horrific force of atomic power alone brings Mankind to the irrefutable conclusion that he must reform his ways and think only of his place as a part of the greater striving of Man as a whole, a concept which correlates to his bent towards socialism. Untenable if only because men have employed and enjoyed the use of force to subdue one another, conquer one another and convince one another of the correctness of their beliefs and desires over all others.

What I found truly astounding is, although Wells attributes it wrongly to the Atomic bomb’s unimaginatively coercive destructive force, he predicts the freeing of Man’s attention from the day to day grind for survival into a virtual aesthetic utopia. Forecasting, what I have observed in my life, that men, women, individuals will have the chance in the future, circa our times, to express their innermost creative urges and focus on making things, aesthetic creations.

Finally as the story closes he very simply and boldy affirms his immortal inheritance, in the waning moments via his final major charater Marcus Karinen, the world educator who has come to prominence in the New World Order that has been set free. And that inheritance and its freeing is the key to Man’s continued progress towards being set free.
FRAY
Good ideas but far too much exposition and not nearly enough story. Like The War In the Air, though, this could easily be seen as belonging to the Steampunk genre. Regardless of its faults, definitely worth a read, if only because this 1913 novel shows where the next generation of science fiction writers got their inspiration.
misery
Being written more than a hundred years ago, the writing style and prose is significantly different than what I was used to. It took some time to adjust. Once there, though, it flowed well. It's written in a third person generally, but he jumps from subject to subject. It's amazing to read what he correctly predicted and how he thought other things would progress but didn't.

Once you've read this, I recommend jumping in to any other books from the period that you may be interested in. Your mind is already primed for the writing style, after all.
Mightsinger
One has to appreciate this style of writing to be able to enjoy it. Although interesting, it might not Suite those who do not descriptive writing.
VAZGINO
I did enjoy the history lesson, as well as the division of labour for mankind. It indeed would be a horrible world to try and live after a bomb was dropped. What is really important at that point in time? How could one possibly survive? An amazing scenario, an option that mankind would not want to think about. Students in upper high school or university should read this book and analyze it. Even on a religious level, this history should be introduced to students. Very informative.
Kigul
An interesting book by Wells that I have never read before.
Coiron
The lousiest HG Wells book ever. It's unrealistic and boring.
Best author ever!