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H.G. Wells: A Scientific Romance


$19.99 CAD / $19.99 USD (T)

80 pages, 60 images

8 x 8 inches

978-1-77385-554-7 (Paperback)

978-1-77385-556-1 (Institutional PDF)

978-1-77385-557- (ePub)

April 2024

About the Book


Discover the work of H.G. Wells as you’ve never seen it before.

One of the most innovative and well-remembered authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, H.G. Wells wrote more than fifty novels including The Time Machine, The War of The Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, along with dozens of short stories published in well-loved magazines such as The Strand and Amazing Stories.

Based on the exhibition of the same name, this catalogue explores the work of H.G. Wells as expressed in the books, letters, and ephemera gathered and preserved by two devoted Wells collectors, Eric Korn and Russell Wood. Through these materials the immense impact of Wells’ indelible tales become clear. As well, as a portrait of a complex, fascinatingly imperfect person emerges.

Featuring an introduction from Libraries and Cultural Resources vice-provost Dr. Mary-Jo Romaniuk, a contextualizing essay from Rare Books and Special Collections librarian Annie Murray, a fascinating interview with Victorian literature and cultural specialist Dr. Stefania Forlini, and sixty beautifully detailed full-colour photographs of rare artifacts, H.G. Wells: A Scientific Romance is an illuminating glimpse into the legacy of one of the world’s most well-known writers.

H.G. Wells introduces the new series LCREx. Presented by LCR Publishing, this series exploring the unique, special, and rare materials held in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources.

H.G. Wells: A Scientific Romance is a publication of LCR Publishing.