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==Background and Views==
 
==Background and Views==
 
<span style="mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Wells's earliest specialized training was in [[biology]], and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally [[Darwin]]ian context.<sup> </sup>He was also from an early date an outspoken [[Socialist|socialist]], often but not always, sympathising with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifism pacifist] views. His later works became increasingly political and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didacticism didactic], and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist.<sup> </sup>Novels like ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Mr_Polly The History of MrPolly]'', which describe lower-middle class life, led to the suggestion, when they were published, that he was a worthy successor to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens Dickens], but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tono-Bungay Tono-Bungay]'' (1909), a diagnosis of [[English|English society]] as a whole.</span>
 
<span style="mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Wells's earliest specialized training was in [[biology]], and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally [[Darwin]]ian context.<sup> </sup>He was also from an early date an outspoken [[Socialist|socialist]], often but not always, sympathising with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifism pacifist] views. His later works became increasingly political and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didacticism didactic], and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist.<sup> </sup>Novels like ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Mr_Polly The History of MrPolly]'', which describe lower-middle class life, led to the suggestion, when they were published, that he was a worthy successor to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens Dickens], but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tono-Bungay Tono-Bungay]'' (1909), a diagnosis of [[English|English society]] as a whole.</span>
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