Saturday, 25 February 2017

The List



I'm going to be writing a literary biography of H G Wells, which will, of course, involve me reading everything he published. A big task, that: for he published a lot (I've read all his SF, and some of his mundane novels, but by no means all; and there are plenty of other things I've never gotten around to). Here, more for my own reference than any other reason, is a list of what I propose to go through over the coming months; I'll blog my jottings in this place as I proceed, although some entries may be nothing more than brief notices. We'll see how it goes. I'll add links from the titles listed here to their respective blog-posts as and when I write them, so that it will eventually (d.v.) function as a kind of index too.

The image at the head of this post is of Royal Doulton's 1998 memorial "H G Wells: Large" mug, designed by D R Briggs, and available on their website for a mere $150. Which, I think we can all agree, is quite the thing. [Nov 2017: the link, which worked at the beginning of the year, no longer does. I assume, having searched the Royal Doulton site in vain, that the mug has sold out, or else been discontinued.]


Select Conversations with an Uncle (1895)
The Time Machine (1895)
The Wonderful Visit (1895)
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (1895) [short stories]
The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)
The Wheels of Chance (1896)
The Plattner Story and Others (1897) [short stories]
The Invisible Man (1897)
Certain Personal Matters (1897)
The War of the Worlds (1898)
When the Sleeper Wakes (1899)
Tales of Space and Time (1899) [short stories]

Love and Mr Lewisham (1900)
The First Men in the Moon (1901)
Anticipations (1901) [non-fiction]
The Sea Lady (1902)
Mankind in the Making (1903) [non-fiction]
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904)
A Modern Utopia (1905)
Kipps (1905)
In the Days of the Comet (1906)
The Future in America (1906) [non-fiction]
This Misery of Boots (1907) [non-fiction]
Will Socialism Destroy the Home? (1907) [non-fiction]
The War in the Air (1908)
New Worlds for Old (1908) [non-fiction]
First and Last Things (1908) [non-fiction]
Tono-Bungay (1909)
Ann Veronica (1909)
The History of Mr Polly (1910)
The Sleeper Awakes (1910) [revised edition of When the Sleeper Wakes (1899)]

The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (1911)
Floor Games (1911) [non-fiction]
The Great State (1912) [non-fiction]
Marriage (1912)
Little Wars (1913) [non-fiction]
The Passionate Friends (1913)
An Englishman Looks at the World (1914) [non-fiction]
The War and Socialism (1914) [non-fiction]
The War That Will End War (1914) [non-fiction]
Boon (1915)
Bealby: A Holiday (1915)
The Research Magnificent (1915)
The Peace of the World (1915) [non-fiction]
What is Coming? (1916) [non-fiction]
Mr Britling Sees It Through (1916)
The Elements of Reconstruction (1916) [non-fiction]
God the Invisible King (1917) [non-fiction]
The Soul of a Bishop (1917)
War and the Future (a.k.a. Italy, France and Britain at War) (1917) [non-fiction]
Introduction to Swinnerton's ‘Nocturne’ (1917) [non-fiction]
In the Fourth Year (1918) [non-fiction]
Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education (1918)
The Undying Fire (1919)

The Outline of History (1920) [non-fiction]
Russia in the Shadows (1920) [non-fiction]
Frank Swinnerton (1920) – with Arnold Bennett, Grant Overton [non-fiction]
The Salvaging of Civilization (1921) [non-fiction]
The Secret Places of the Heart (1922)
Tales of the Unexpected (1922) [short stories]
A Short History of the World (1922) (New and Rev Ed. 1946) [non-fiction]
Washington and the Hope of Peace  (1922) [non-fiction]
Men Like Gods (1923)
Tales of Wonder (1923) [short stories]
Tales of Life and Adventure (1923) [short stories]
Socialism and the Scientific Motive (1923) [non-fiction]
The Dream (1924)
The Story of a Great Schoolmaster: Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle (1924) [non-fiction]
Christina Alberta's Father (1925)
The Empire of the Ants and Other Stories (1925)
A Year of Prophesying (1925) [non-fiction]
The World of William Clissold (1926)
Meanwhile (1927)
Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island (1928)
The Way the World is Going (1928) [non-fiction]
The Book of Catherine Wells (1928) [non-fiction]
The Open Conspiracy (1928) [non-fiction]
The Adventures of Tommy (1929) [short stories]

The Autocracy of Mr. Parham (1930)
The Valley of Spiders (1930) [short stories]
The Science of Life (1930) – with Julian S. Huxley and G. P. Wells [non-fiction]
Divorce as I See It (1930) [non-fiction]
Points of View (1930) [non-fiction]
The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind (1931) [non-fiction]
The New Russia (1931) [non-fiction]
The Bulpington of Blup (1932)
After Democracy (1932) [non-fiction]
The Shape of Things to Come (1933)
Experiment in Autobiography (1934) [non-fiction]
The New America: The New World (1935) [non-fiction]
The Croquet Player (1936)
The Anatomy of Frustration (1936) [non-fiction]
Brynhild (1937)
Star Begotten (1937)
The Camford Visitation (1937)
Apropos of Dolores (1938)
The Brothers (1938)
The Holy Terror (1939)
World Brain (1938) [non-fiction]
The Fate of Homo Sapiens (1939) [non-fiction]
The New World Order (1939) [non-fiction]
Travels of a Republican Radical in Search of Hot Water (1939) [non-fiction]

Babes in the Darkling Wood (1940)
All Aboard for Ararat (1940)
The Common Sense of War and Peace (1940) [non-fiction]
The Rights of Man (1940) [non-fiction]
You Can't Be Too Careful (1941)
The Pocket History of the World (1941) [non-fiction]
Guide to the New World (1941) [non-fiction]
The Conquest of Time (1942) [non-fiction]
Modern Russian and English Revolutionaries (1942) – with Lev Uspensky [non-fiction]
Phoenix: A Summary of the Inescapable Conditions of World Reorganization (1942) [non-fiction]
The Inexperienced Ghost (1943) [short stories]
The Land Ironclads (1943) [short stories]
The New Accelerator (1943) [short stories]
The Truth About Pyecraft and Other Short Stories (1943)
Crux Ansata: An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church (1943) [non-fiction]
'42 to '44: A Contemporary Memoir (1944) [non-fiction]
Reshaping Man's Heritage (1944) – with J. B. S. Haldane, Julian S. Huxley [non-fiction]
The Happy Turning (1945) [non-fiction]
Mind at the End of Its Tether (1945) [non-fiction]

Better get cracking, I suppose.

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