1933 H G WELLS SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME 1st
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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME by H. G. WELLS, 1933 Macmillan First US Edition. Very Good (original blue cloth is bright, clean, tight and sound, vestiges remain of bookplate which was removed from front pastedown, no writing, no store markings, board and spine gilt lettering bright). 'The Shape of Things to Come' is one of the last works of science fiction by Wells, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106. The author creates a framing device by claiming that the book is his edited version of notes written by an eminent diplomat, Dr Philip Raven, who had been having dream visions of a history textbook published in 2106, and wrote down what he could remember of it. In the book Wells successfully predicted the Second World War, which he envisaged dragging on into the 1960s, being finally ended only by a devastating plague that almost destroys civilisation! H. G. Wells Society 119. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. The last of Wells' major utopian romances. Basis of the 1936 WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES film THINGS TO COME, which stared RAYMOND MASSEY, RALPH RICHARDSON, and CEDRIC HARDWICKE.
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