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H.G. Wells
HERBERT GEORGE "H. G." WELLS (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback . His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
(1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Prize in Literature
four times. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology , and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context
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Tono-Bungay
TONO-BUNGAY /ˌtɒnoʊˈbʌŋɡi/ is a realist semiautobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
and published in 1909. It has been called "arguably his most artistic book". It was originally serialized in The English Review beginning in the magazine's first issue in December 1908. It was serialized in the United States in The Popular Magazine beginning in the September 1908 issue. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Themes * 2.1 Scepticism * 2.2 Socialism * 2.3 Ennui * 2.4 English society * 2.5 Metaphysics * 3 Reception and criticism * 4 Further reading * 5 References * 6 External links PLOT Tono-Bungay
Tono-Bungay
is narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded to help develop the business of selling Tono-Bungay, a patent medicine created by his ambitious uncle Edward
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English Society
The SOCIAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND evidences many social changes over the centuries. These major social changes have both internally and in its relationship with other nations. The themes of social history include demographic history , labour history and the working class , women\'s history , family history , the history of education in England
England
, urban history and rural and agricultural history . The topic generally excludes politics, diplomacy and intellectual and constitutional studies
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Diabetes UK
DIABETES UK is a British -based patient, healthcare professional and research charity that describes itself as the "leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes." The charity campaigns for improvements in the care and treatment of people with diabetes. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Research
Research
* 3 Groups and events * 4 Publications * 5 Services * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links HISTORY Diabetes
Diabetes
UK was founded in 1934 as The Diabetic Association, by the author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
and Dr R. D. Lawrence . Diabetes
Diabetes
UK's first research grant was made in 1936. The organisation has since had two name changes—in 1954 to The British Diabetic Association and again in June 2000 to Diabetes
Diabetes
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Cricket
CRICKET is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field , at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long (20 metres) pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit). Each phase of play is called an innings , during which one team bats , attempting to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents bowl and field , attempting to minimise the number of runs scored. When each innings ends, the teams usually swap roles for the next innings (i.e. the team that previously batted will bowl/field, and vice versa). The teams each bat for one or two innings, depending on the type of match. The winning team is the one that scores the most runs, including any extras gained (except when the result is not a win/loss result). Before a match begins, the two team captains meet on the pitch for the toss (of a coin), with the winner deciding which team will bat first
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Charles Dickens
CHARLES JOHN HUFFAM DICKENS (/ˈdɪkɪnz/ ; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era
Victorian era
. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Born in Portsmouth
Portsmouth
, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors\' prison . Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms
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The History Of Mr Polly
THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY is a 1910 comic novel by H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
. CONTENTS * 1 Plot summary * 2 Themes * 3 Criticism * 4 Screen adaptations * 5 Notes * 6 References * 6.1 Bibliography * 7 External links PLOT SUMMARYThe protagonist of The History of Mr. Polly is an antihero inspired by H. G. Wells' early experiences in the drapery trade: Alfred Polly, born circa 1870, a timid and directionless young man living in Edwardian England, who despite his own bumbling achieves contented serenity with little help from those around him. Mr. Polly's most striking characteristic is his "innate sense of epithet ", which leads him to coin hilarious expressions like "the Shoveacious Cult" for "sunny young men of an abounding and elbowing energy" and "dejected angelosity" for the ornaments of Canterbury Cathedral
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Socialism
SOCIALISM is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production , as well as the political theories, and movements associated with them. Social ownership may refer to forms of public , collective , or cooperative ownership, or to citizen ownership of equity . There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them. Social ownership is the common element shared by its various forms. Socialist
Socialist
economic systems can be divided into non-market and market forms. Non-market socialism involves the substitution of factor markets and money , with engineering and technical criteria, based on calculation performed in-kind , thereby producing an economic mechanism that functions according to different economic laws from those of capitalism
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H. G. Wells (other)
H. G. WELLS (1866–1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. H. G. WELLS may also refer to: * H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
(crater) , lunar crater dedicated to H. G. Wells * H G Wells: War with the World , 2006 BBC Television docudrama telling the life story of H. G. Wells * Henry Gordon Wells (1879–1954), American lawyer and politician * Helena G. Wells , fictional character on the American television series, Warehouse 13, played by Jaime MurraySEE ALSO * H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
Society This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title H. G
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Pacifism
PACIFISM is opposition to war , militarism , or violence . The word pacifism was coined by the French peace campaigner Émile Arnaud (1864–1921) and adopted by other peace activists at the tenth Universal Peace Congress in Glasgow
Glasgow
in 1901. A related term is ahimsa (to do no harm), which is a core philosophy in Buddhism
Buddhism
, Jainism
Jainism
, and Hinduism
Hinduism
. While modern connotations are recent, having been explicated since the 19th century, ancient references abound. In modern times, interest was revived by Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
in his late works, particularly in The Kingdom of God Is Within You
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Didacticism
DIDACTICISM is a philosophy that emphasizes instructional and informative qualities in literature and other types of art . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Examples * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading OVERVIEWThe term has its origin in the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
word διδακτικός (didaktikos), "related to education and teaching", and signified learning in a fascinating and intriguing manner. Didactic art was meant both to entertain and to instruct. Didactic plays, for instance, were intended to convey a moral theme or other rich truth to the audience. An example of didactic writing is Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
's An Essay on Criticism
An Essay on Criticism
(1711), which offers a range of advice about critics and criticism
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Domestic Worker
A DOMESTIC WORKER, DOMESTIC HELPER or DOMESTIC SERVANT, also called MENIAL, is a person who works within the employer's household . Domestic helpers perform a variety of household services for an individual or a family, from providing care for children and elderly dependents to housekeeping , including cleaning and household maintenance. Other responsibilities may include cooking , laundry and ironing , shopping for food and other household errands. Such work has always needed to be done but before the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
and the advent of labour saving devices, it was physically much harder. Some domestic helpers live within their employer's household. In some cases, the contribution and skill of servants whose work encompassed complex management tasks in large households have been highly valued. However, for the most part, domestic work, while necessary, is demanding and undervalued
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Amateur And Professional Cricketers
Cricket, and hence ENGLISH AMATEUR CRICKET, probably began in England during the medieval period but the earliest known reference concerns the game being played c.1550 by children on a plot of land at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford , Surrey. It is generally believed that cricket was originally a children's game as it is not until the beginning of the 17th century that reports can be found of adult participation. Originally, all cricketers were amateurs in the literal sense of the word. Village cricket developed through the 17th century and teams typically comprised players who were all resident in the same village or parish. There is no evidence of professionalism before the English Civil War or during the Commonwealth but legal cases of the period have shown that cricket was played jointly by gentry and workers
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Protestantism
PROTESTANTISM is the second largest form of Christianity
Christianity
with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians
Christians
. It originated with the Reformation , a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
. Ever since, Protestants reject the Roman Catholic
Catholic
doctrine of papal supremacy and sacraments , but disagree among themselves regarding the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Eucharist
. They emphasize the priesthood of all believers , justification by faith alone (sola fide) rather than by good works , and the highest authority of the Bible
Bible
alone (rather than with sacred tradition ) in faith and morals (sola scriptura )
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Freethought
FREETHOUGHT (or "free thought") is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic , reason , and empiricism , rather than authority , tradition , revelation , or other dogma . In particular, freethought is strongly tied with rejection of traditional religious belief. The cognitive application of freethought is known as "freethinking", and practitioners of freethought are known as "freethinkers". The term first came into use in the 17th century in order to indicate people who inquired into the basis of traditional religious beliefs
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English Country House
An ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE is a large house or mansion in the English countryside. Such houses were often owned by individuals who also owned a town house . This allowed them to spend time in the country and in the city—hence, for these people, the term distinguished between town and country. However, the term also encompasses houses that were, and often still are, the full-time residence for the landed gentry that ruled rural Britain until the Reform Act 1832
Reform Act 1832
. Frequently, the formal business of the counties was transacted in these country houses. With large numbers of indoor and outdoor staff, country houses were important as places of employment for many rural communities
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