The Picshuas of H. G. Wells
20%
off

The Picshuas of H. G. Wells : A Burlesque Diary

4 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) was a literary lion throughout his career, publishing more than one hundred books, including classics such as "War of the Worlds", "The Invisible Man", and "The Time Machine". Though best remembered for his science fiction, Wells was also a prolific sketcher who frequently enlivened his correspondence and marginalia with cartoons. Those drawings made for his companion Amy Catherine Robbins, which he called "picshuas", allowed him a vehicle for his nuanced self-expression and satire. Gene K. Rinkel and Margaret E. Rinkel's "The Picshuas of H.G. Wells" interprets these highly original cartoons through an analysis of their peculiar content and style based on Wells' life and writings. The picshuas are perhaps the best demonstration of Wells' piquant sense of humor. They provide intriguing snapshots of Wells' robust private life and convey his opinions about other writers and public figures as well as himself, whose rotund cartoon figure he sometimes lampooned as "the Great Author". Using a narrative style of creative nonfiction, "The Picshuas of H.G. Wells" weaves facts from Wells' life with incidents reflected in the cartoons, episodes drawn from his novels, and scenes from other writings to provide glimpses into his moments of his personal and professional conflict and triumph. There emerges a fascinating and funny portrait of a complex literary personality and his complicated relationship with a devoted collaborator, his wife. Some forty picshuas were published in Wells' Experiment in Autobiography, but the wide range of the pichsuas throughout his correspondence and private papers has never been surveyed and published until now. As an ensemble, they provide close look at the Great Author in his most joyous and uninhibited moments, laughing at himself and the world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 175.3 x 254 x 25.4mm | 725.76g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2 photographs; 132 line drawings
  • 0252030451
  • 9780252030451
  • 2,016,664

Rating details

2 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (2)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X