The Door in the Wall Discussion Questions

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Research three scientific advances of the first decade of the twentieth century, when Wells was at the peak of his popularity. How did these advances affect people's everyday life9 Write about other scientific advances that have been made since Wells's time.

Wells is regarded as one of the most prominent champions of the early twentieth-century spirit of British liberal optimism. Fmd out what British liberal optimism was. You may want to consult David Daiches's New Literary Values, (1936), specifically the chapter "Literature and Belief';

G. K. Chesterton's The Victorian Age in Literature (1912), especially the chapter "The Breakup of the Compromise"; or William H. Marshall's The World of the Victorian Novel (1967). What events have taken place since the early 1900s that have eroded British liberal optimism?

Do some biographical research on Wells You may want to consult your school's encyclopedias, H. G.. The History of Mr. Wells, by...

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