'Joan and Peter - The Story of an Education' is a novel by H. G. Wells. It is at once a satirical portrait of late-Victorian and Edwardian England; a critique of the English educational system on the eve of World War I; a study of the impact of that war on English society; and a general reflection on the purposes of education.
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Joan and Peter: the Story of an Education’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of H. G. Wells’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Wells includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Joan and Peter: the Story of an Education’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Wells’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
"Joan and Peter: The story of an education" by H. G. Wells is a departure from what the famous author may be known for, but it is still an important and well-loved novel. A commentary on society and education but told with a satirical edge, this book has entertained readers and provoked discussions since its first publication.
In 18th through 20th-century British and American literature, school stories always play out the power relationships between adult and child. They also play out gender relationships, especially when females are excluded, although most histories of the genre ignore the unusual novels that probe the gendering of school stories. When the occasional man wrote about girls schools-as Charles Lamb and H. G. Wells did-he sometimes empowered his female characters, granting them freedoms that he had experienced at school. Women who wrote about boys' schools often gave unusual emphasis to families, and at times, revealed the contradictions in the schoolyard code against telling tales or presented competing versions of masculinity, such as the Christian gentleman versus the self-made man. Sometimes these middle-class white women projected their sense of estrangement onto working class and minority women. Sometimes they wrote school stories that were in dialog with other genres, as when Mrs. Henry Wood wrote a sensation story or, like Louisa May Alcott, they domesticated the boys school story, giving prominence to a female viewpoint.
Widely regarded as the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells was also a prolific author of history, politics and social commentary, whose works from an early date were renowned for their outspoken socialist views. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Wells’ works possible in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and tales, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 32 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the short stories – including rare tales available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Special criticism essay, evaluating Wells’ contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major update) Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1922 works cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE TIME MACHINE THE WONDERFUL VISIT THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU THE WHEELS OF CHANCE THE INVISIBLE MAN THE WAR OF THE WORLDS WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON THE SEA LADY THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH KIPPS A MODERN UTOPIA IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET THE WAR IN THE AIR TONO-BUNGAY ANN VERONICA THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY THE SLEEPER AWAKES THE NEW MACHIAVELLI MARRIAGE THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN THE WORLD SET FREE BEALBY: A HOLIDAY BOON THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH THE SOUL OF A BISHOP JOAN AND PETER: THE STORY OF AN EDUCATION THE UNDYING FIRE THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART The Short Story Collections THE EARLY SHORT STORIES SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS TALES OF SPACE AND TIME TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY CERTAIN PERSONAL MATTERS ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE PREFACE TO ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’ MANKIND IN THE MAKING THE FUTURE IN AMERICA THIS MISERY OF BOOTS NEW WORLDS FOR OLD FIRST AND LAST THINGS FLOOR GAMES LITTLE WARS THE WAR THAT WILL END WAR AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD WHAT IS COMING? THE ELEMENTS OF RECONSTRUCTION INTRODUCTION TO ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’ INTRODUCTION TO ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’ GOD THE INVISIBLE KING WAR AND THE FUTURE IN THE FOURTH YEAR THE IDEA OF A LEAGUE OF NATIONS THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY RUSSIA IN THE SHADOWS THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD WASHINGTON AND THE HOPE OF PEACE The Criticism H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford