"The Dream"

Title"The Dream"
Year for Search1923
AuthorsWells, H[erbert] G[eorge](1866-1946)
Tertiary AuthorsWells, H. G.
Secondary TitleNash's and Pall Mall Magazine
Volume / Edition72-73
PaginationSee Full Text
Date PublishedNovember 1923 - May 1924
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

The present seen as a dystopia from the perspective of a eutopia 2000 years in the future. Although there is little of the eutopia, it is presented as having overcome the economic and social problems of Wells’s time and is reminiscent of his 1923 Men Like Gods. The dystopia reads like one of Wells’s novels describing the problems of the poor prior to World War I. One emphasis is on the ignorance of sexual relations in the past contrasted to the free and open sexual relations of the future.

Additional Publishers

Repub. London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. Rpt. London: The Hogarth Press, 1987, with an “Introduction” by Brian Aldiss [3-7]. US ed. New York: Macmillan, 1924. Rpt. in The Works of H. G. Wells Atlantic Edition. Volume XXVIII Men Like Gods and The Dream (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927), 329-654. Except for later critical editions, The Atlantic Edition is generally considered the best text of Wells’s works.

Title Note

Some installments have the subtitle “A Story of the World of To-day told by a Man of the Future.”

Illustration

Illus. Herbert Morton Stoops

Holding Institutions

DLC, L, O, PSt

Author Note

 (1866-1946)

Full Text

1923-24 Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] (1866-1946). “The Dream” [Some installments have the subtitle] “A Story of the World of To-day told by a Man of the Future.” Illus Herbert Morton Stoops. Nash’s and Pall Mall Magazine 72 - 73 (November 1923 - May 1924): 18-24, 80, 82, 84-88, 90, 92; 20-24, 93-102, 105; 14-20, 70, 72, 74; 40-47, 91-92, 94-95; 10-15, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94; 56-62, 64, 66, 68, 70; 42-47, 121-26. Repub. London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. Rpt. London: The Hogarth Press, 1987, with an “Introduction” by Brian Aldiss [3-7]. U. S. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1924. Rpt. in The Works of H. G. Wells Atlantic Edition. Volume XXVIII Men Like Gods and The Dream (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927), 329-654. Except for later critical editions, The Atlantic Edition is generally considered the best text of Wells’s works. DLC, L, O, PSt

The present seen as a dystopia from the perspective of a eutopia 2000 years in the future. Although there is little of the eutopia, it is presented as having overcome the economic and social problems of Wells’s time and is reminiscent of his 1923 Men Like Gods. The dystopia reads like one of Wells’s novels describing the problems of the poor prior to World War I. One emphasis is on the ignorance of sexual relations in the past contrasted to the free and open sexual relations of the future.