The Holy Terror

TitleThe Holy Terror
Year for Search1939
AuthorsWells, H[erbert] G[eorge](1866-1946)
Tertiary AuthorsWells, H. G.
Date Published1939
PublisherMichael Joseph
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

The novel presents the dystopia of the contemporary world and the difficult process of creating a eutopia. The eutopia is Wells’s world state, which is brought into being through something very like Wells’s “open conspiracy” (see 1928 Wells). Here Wells presents an unusual, deeply flawed man leading the human race towards a good life who also develops dictatorial tendencies, has a mental breakdown, and is murdered. 

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939.

Holding Institutions

DLC, O

Author Note

(1866-1946)

Full Text

1939 Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] (1866-1946). The Holy Terror. London: Michael Joseph. U. S. ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. DLC, O

The novel presents the dystopia of the contemporary world and the difficult process of creating a eutopia. The eutopia is Wells’s world state, which is brought into being through something very like Wells’s “open conspiracy” (see 1928 Wells). Here Wells presents an unusual, deeply flawed man leading the human race towards a good life who also develops dictatorial tendencies, has a mental breakdown, and is murdered.