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66 short stories and there are stories not mentioned that, perhaps, need comment and interpretation.1 Bergonzi could have included more material from his excellent bibliographical study of variant texts of THE TIME MACHINE.2 And it would also be useful to have more of Bergonzi's conclusions about some of !tells' late attempts at romances such as THE CROQUET PLAYER, which, though mutilated by propagandizing, remains an excellent book. No major biographical material is presented and this omission allows Bergonzi to concentrate on the literary achievement of his subject. Despite the brevity of the book (226 pp.) all necessary scholarly apparatus is present. An appendix contains two early stories written by V/ells. The selective bibliography, containing both works by V/ells and about him, is separate from the footnotes. Bergonzi's book achieves what many massive crit ico-biographical works fail to do: it brings a fresh reading to V/ells' stories and thereby enhances both the enjoyment and meaning of V/ells' work. THE EARLY H. G. V/ELLS is an admirable piece of criticism. Its virtues stem from its limitations, which permit Bergonzi to concentrate on a few novels and short stories and explore them thoroughly. Purdue University E. s. Lauterbach BOOKS RECEIVED Listing here does not preclude the publication of a review in a future issue of EFT. Publishers receive two copies of the review. Barnet, Sylvan, Morton Berman, and William Burto. A DICTIONARY OF LITERARY TERMS. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown, i960. Paper. Bree, Germaine (ed.) CAMUS. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paper. Spectrum Books, $1.95. Brombert, Victor (ed.) STENDHAL. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1362. Paper. Spectrum Books. $1.95. Cassell, Richard A. FORD MADOX FORD: A STUDY OF HIS NOVELS. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins P, I96I. $5.50. Cecil, David. POETS AND STORY-TELLERS. NY: Barnes & Noble [I36I]. $3.50. Clark, Wi11iam Ross (ed.) DISCUSSIONS OF CHARLES DICKENS. Boston: D. C. Heath, I96I. Paper. See the allegorical interpretation of "The Magic Shop" by J. 0. Bailey, "Is Science-Fiction Art? A Look at II. G. Wells," EXTRAPOLATION, Il (Dec I960), I7-I9. 2 Bernard Bergonzi, "The Publication of THE TIME MACHINE 1894-5," REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, Xl (Feb I960), 42-51. 67 Cox, James M. (ed.) ROBERT FROST. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paper. Spectrum Books. $1.95. Fiser, Webb S, MASTERY OF THE METROPOLIS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paper. Spectrum Books. $1.95. Girard, Rene (ed.) PROUST. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paper. Spectrum Books. $1.95. Gullason, Thomas A., and Leonard Casper (ed.) THE WORLD OF SHORT FICTION. AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION. NY: Harper, 1962. Paper. Heath, William (ed.) DISCUSSIONS OF JANE AUSTEN. Boston: D. C. Heath, I96I. Paper, Hepburn, James G., and Robert A, Greenberg (eds.) MODERN ESSAYS: A RHETORICAL APPROACH. NY: Macmillan, 1962. Paper. Kall ich, Martin. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MILIEU OF LYTTON STRACHEY. NY: Bookman Associates, I96I. $4.00, Kenner, Hugh (ed.) T. S. ELIOT. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paper. Spectrum Books. $1.95. Levin, David, and Howard E. Hugo (eds.) VARIETIES OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PROSE. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, I962. $5.00. Livingstone, Ray. THE TRADITIONAL THEORY OF LITERATURE. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota P, 1962. $4.50. Macdonald, A. M. (ed.) ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY. NY: Philosophical Library, I960. $6.00. Mazzeo, J. A. (ed.) REASON AND THE IMAGINATION. STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS: 1600-1800. NY: Columbia U P; Lond: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962. $6.50. Pearce, Roy Harvey (ed.) WHITMAN. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, MJ: Prentice-Hall, 1362. Paper. Spectrum 3ooks. $1.95. Scholes, Robert E. (comp.) THE CORNELL JOYCE COLLECTION. Ithaca: Cornell U P, I96I. $5.00. Schorer, Mark (ed.) SINCLAIR LEWIS. A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Paper. Spectrum 3ooks. $1.95. Stang, Richard (ed.) DISCUSSIONS OF GEORGE ELIOT. Boston: D. C. Heath, i960. Paper. Swabey, Marie Collins. COMIC LAUGHTER. A PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAY. New Haven & Lond: Yale U P, I96I. $5.00. Thompson, John. THE FOUNDING OF ENGLISH METRE. NY: Columbia U P; Lond...

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1559-2715
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0013-8339
Pages
pp. 66-67
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