The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution

TitleThe Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution
Year for Search1933
AuthorsWells, H[erbert] G[eorge](1866-1946)
Tertiary AuthorsWells, H. G.
Date Published1933
PublisherHutchinson
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Eutopia. Detailed future world state. More than half the book is concerned with the old world up to 1933 and much of the description of the future is concerned with the difficulties of the transition to the eutopia. 

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Rpt. Ed. John Hammond. London: J. M. Dent, 1993. Chronology by John Lawton (xi-xxix) “Introduction” by Hammond (xxxi-xxxix), “Notes” (419-23), “H. G. Wells and His Critics” (425-28), “Further Reading” (429-30), and “Text Summary” (431-33); and London: Gollancz, 2011. U. S. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1933. Rpt. without the subtitle New York: Macmillan, 1945. A film was produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies as Things to Come (1936) with the screenplay by Wells; see Things to Come: A Film Story Based on the Material Contained in His History of the Future “The Shape of Things to Come”. London: The Cresset Press, 1935. Serialized as “Things to Come.” Evening Standard (November 18 - 30, 1935): 22-23; 22-23; 22-23; 26-27; 22-23; 17-18; 23-24; 22-23; 22-23; 19, 22; 22-23; 17-18. Illus. with drawings and stills from the film. A short version was published as “Things To Come: The Story of the Film.” The New Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine 96.509  (October 1935): 107-14, 116-18, 120-28. Book rpt. Things to Come. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1975 with an “Introduction” by Allan Asherman (vii-xiv), cast and credits (xv-xvi), stills (xvii-xxxii), and an “Introduction” by George Zebrowski (xxxiii-xxxix). For related material, see Leon Stover, The Prophetic Soul: A Reading of H. G. Wells’s “Things to Come” Together with His Film Treatment, “Whither Mankind?” and the Postproduction Script (Both Never Before Published). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1987. See also Things to Come. A Critical Text of the 1935 London First Edition with an Introduction and Appendices. Ed. Leon Stover. The Annotated H. G. Wells. Volume 9. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.

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1933 Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] (1866-1946). The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution. London: Hutchinson. Rpt. London: Everyman, 1933. U. S. ed. without the subtitle. New York: Macmillan, 1933. A short version was published as “Things To Come: The Story of the Film.” The New Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine 96.509  (October 1935): 107-14, 116-18, 120-28. A film was produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies as Things to Come (1936) with the screenplay by Wells; see Things to Come: A Film Story Based on the Material Contained in His History of the Future “The Shape of Things to Come”. London: The Cresset Press, 1935. See also Things to Come. A Critical Text of the 1935. London First Edition with an Introduction and Appendices. Ed. Leon Stover. The Annotated H. G. Wells. Volume 9. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007. For related material, see Leon Stover, The Prophetic Soul: A Reading of H. G. Wells’s “Things to Come” Together with His Film Treatment, “Whither Mankind?” and the Postproduction Script (Both Never Before Published). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1987. C, DLC, VUW

Eutopia. Detailed future world state. More than half the book is concerned with the old world up to 1933 and much of the description of the future is concerned with the difficulties of the transition to the eutopia.