"The World Set Free; A Story of Mankind"

Title"The World Set Free; A Story of Mankind"
Year for Search1913
AuthorsWells, H[erbert] G[eorge](1866-1946)
Tertiary AuthorsWells, H. G.
Secondary TitleThe English Review
Volume / Edition 16 - 17
Pagination13-42, 186-210, 321-41, 468-94; 30-57, 179-209
Date PublishedDecember 1913 - May 1914
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Effect of abundant, cheap energy. Tremendous dislocation followed, in time, by a world-wide eutopia.

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Three excerpts were published in Century Magazine–“A Trap to Catch the Sun” 87 (January 1914): 331-34; “The Last War in the World” 87 (February 1914): 566-85; and “The World Set Free” 87 (March 1914): 696-711. Repub. as The World Set Free; A Story of Mankind. London: Macmillan, 1914. Rpt. as The World Set Free. London: The Hogarth Press, 1988, with an unpaged “Introduction” by Brian Aldiss; and as The Last War. A World Set Free. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. US ed. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1914. Rpt. in The Works of H. G. Wells Atlantic Edition. Volume XXI The World Set Free and Other War Papers (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926), 1-249. Except for later critical editions, The Atlantic Edition is generally considered the best text of Wells’s works.

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Author Note

(1866-1946)

Full Text

1913-14 Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] (1866-1946). “The World Set Free; A Story of Mankind.” The English Review 16 - 17 (December 1913 - May 1914): 13-42, 186-210, 321-41, 468-94; 30-57, 179-209. Three excerpts were published in Century Magazine–“A Trap to Catch the Sun” 87 (January 1914): 331-34; “The Last War in the World” 87 (February 1914): 566-85; and “The World Set Free” 87 (March 1914): 696-711. Repub. as The World Set Free; A Story of Mankind. London: Macmillan, 1914. Rpt. as The World Set Free. London: The Hogarth Press, 1988, with an unpaged “Introduction” by Brian Aldiss; and as The Last War. A World Set Free. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. U. S. ed. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1914. Rpt. in The Works of H. G. Wells Atlantic Edition. Volume XXI The World Set Free and Other War Papers (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926), 1-249. Except for later critical editions, The Atlantic Edition is generally considered the best text of Wells’s works. L

Effect of abundant, cheap energy. Tremendous dislocation followed, in time, by a world-wide eutopia.