Head of English Studies at Durham University and Editor of The Wellsian, the journal of the H. G. Wells Society, Professor Simon J. James’ talk will consider the relationship between Wells' creative imagination and the theme of transport, in particular the bicycle. H. G. Wells' fictional and non-fictional writing is persistently occupied with the theme of transport, both realistic and existing, imaginary or fantastic. From the humble bicycle to moving walkways, gliders, tripods, the anti-gravity sphere and the time-machine, Wells uses technologies of transport to expand the scope and possible reach of his fiction.
Thurs 26 May 2016, 1.00pm
£6 Adults, £4 Friends
Image: H. G. Wells and his wife boating courtesy of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Please note: This talk is advertised as being on at 7.00pm in the Wells in Woking Souvenir Programme which is a misprint. The talk will take place at 1.00pm on the 26 May. We apologise for any confusion this may cause.
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