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The Conquest of Time

H.G. Wells


PUBLISHED: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780879759209
ANNOTATION:
Contemplates the belief systems, prejudices, and institutions that have brought humankind to a dreadful impasse, where it stands at the brink of destruction - or of a new beginning. This book points out how absurd and outmoded religious beliefs, marked by intolerance, hatred, and exclusion, have poisoned human beings' relations.
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PUBLISHED: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780879759209
ANNOTATION:
Contemplates the belief systems, prejudices, and institutions that have brought humankind to a dreadful impasse, where it stands at the brink of destruction - or of a new beginning. This book points out how absurd and outmoded religious beliefs, marked by intolerance, hatred, and exclusion, have poisoned human beings' relations.

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Contemplates the belief systems, prejudices, and institutions that have brought humankind to a dreadful impasse, where it stands at the brink of destruction - or of a new beginning. This book points out how absurd and outmoded religious beliefs, marked by intolerance, hatred, and exclusion, have poisoned human beings' relations.

Publisher Description

In this superb little book, written during World War II, historian, sociologist, and novelist H G Wells (1866-1946) contemplates the belief systems, prejudices, and institutions that have brought humankind to a dreadful impasse, where it stands at the brink of destruction - or of a new beginning. In his lucid summary of modern ideas concerning the fundamentals and ultimates of existence, Wells points out how absurd and outmoded religious beliefs, marked by intolerance, hatred, and exclusion, have poisoned human beings' relations with the world and each other. These need to be replaced by a new social morality and a heightened sense of humankind's proper place in a dynamic universe.

Author Biography

Herbert George Wells's (1866-1946) career as an author was fostered by a childhood mishap. He broke his leg and spent his convalescence reading every book he could find. Wells earned a scholarship at the Norman School of Science in London. Wells's "science fiction" (although he never called it such) was influenced by his interest in biology. H. G. Wells gained fame with his first novel, "The Time Machine (1895)." He followed this with "The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), " and "The War Of The Worlds (1898)."

Product Details

Author
H.G. Wells
Pages
101
Publisher
Prometheus Books
Series
Great Minds Series
Language
English
ISBN-10
0879759208
ISBN-13
9780879759209
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1994
Publication Date
1994-12-31
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
ENK
Edition
0002nd
Short Title
CONQUEST OF TIME REV/E
Edition Description
Revised