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Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story

By: H.G.Wells
Published By: Double9 Books
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H. G. Wells wrote and published the book, Ann Veronica a modern love story in 1909. It talks of Ann Veronica Stanley's uprising against her middle-class father's strict patriarchal control as "a young woman of about two-and-twenty." The New Woman's issue in modern society is dramatized in the book. Except for a vacation to the mountains, it takes place in Victorian-era London and its surroundings. Ann Veronica provides snapshots of the British women's suffrage struggle and includes a chapter that was motivated by the suffragettes' failed effort to storm Parliament in 1908. The story revolves around her father who forbids her from attending a ball, she leaves home to live independently. She borrows money from an older man to study and falls in love with Capes, the laboratory's "demonstrator". Due to the heroine's feminist sympathies and the romance Wells was having with Amber Reeves, the woman who served as the inspiration for Ann Veronica, the book caused a sensation when it was released in the autumn of 1909. Even though the book now seems fairly mild-mannered, Ann Veronica was criticized as "capable of poisoning the minds of people who read it" by The Spectator in its day as being a scandalous work.

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H.G.Wells

Herbert George Wells was an English author who lived from 21 September 1866 to 13 August 1946. He was a prolific writer across various genres who produced dozens of short stories and more than fifty books. Along with works of social commentary, his nonfiction output included essays on politics, history, popular science, satire, biography, and autobiography. Wells has been dubbed the "father of science fiction" and is now primarily known for his science fiction books. He had fallen in love with one of his students, Amy Catherine Robbins (1872–1927), with whom he relocated to Working, Surrey, in May 1895, and the couple decided to split up in 1894. His early writings, dubbed "scientific romances," included The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, and The First Men in the Moon, among other works, and established several ideas that are now considered classics in science fiction. In addition, he produced acclaimed realistic novels like Kipps and Tono-Bungay, which was a satire of Edwardian English culture. At the age of 79, Wells passed away at his London house on 13 Hanover Terrace, which had a view of Regent's Park, for undetermined reasons. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 259 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357278060
  • ISBN-13: 9789357278065
  • Item Weight: 310.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics