H. G. Wells


Herbert George Wells is best known today for his science fiction novels, but he was better known in England of his time for his literary novels, historical writings, his scandalous sexual life and his advocacy of free love. His Outline of History sold two million copies in English. He knew and wrote about most of the leading English literary figures of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and had extensive interviews with Maxim Gorky, Lenin, Stalin, and Theodore Roosevelt. Many movies have been based on his novels, and there is a video series featuring him as a character as well. Optional reading includes his Experiment in Autobiography, the supplement on his love life, and his dozens of scientific romances, social novels, and nonfiction works.

Instructor....Ted Goertzel, Ph.D., retired Rutgers University professor

Day & Time...Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Dates..........March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
Place..........124 Thomas Hall (Click here to see campus map.)
Limit............90 Participants