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- DescriptionH.G. Wells's 1909 vel centres on the coming of age of the spirited Ann Veronica, who runs away from her sheltered suburban home to live in London. There she mingles with feminists, studies biology, learns jiu jitsu, and even participates in a suffragette raid on the House of Commons that lands her in jail. When originally published, the vel was deemed poisous for its bold treatment of an adulterous romance that only lightly veiled Wells's extramarital affairs. While critics debate whether the shift to romance undermines the vel's feminist themes, readers continue to be engaged by its vividly realized heroine and its rich portrayal of the tumultuous social movements of Edwardian London. Historical documents expand on the vel's autobiographical dimension with letters between Wells and Amber Reeves, the model for Ann Veronica; also included are materials on the suffrage movement, attempts to censor the vel, and the New Woman.
- Author BiographyCarey Snyder is Associate Professor of English at Ohio University.
- Author(s)H. G. Wells
- PublisherBroadview Press Ltd
- Date of Publication30/12/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleBroadview Editions
- Place of PublicationPeterborough
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintBroadview Press Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight422 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCarey Snyder
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