Chapter 14. H.G. Wells's Short Stories: “The Country of the Blind” and “The Door in the Wall”

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner Professor Head

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch14

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Coelsch-Foisner, S. (2008) H.G. Wells's Short Stories: “The Country of the Blind” and “The Door in the Wall”, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Salzburg, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • H.G. Wells's Short Stories;
  • similar sense of openness pervading Wells's explorative stories;
  • drawing on evolutionary, utopian, and imperialist paradigms - “The Country of the Blind”;
  • “The Door in the Wall” - frame story;
  • narrator of “The Country of the Blind” - leading us into an equally strange realm;
  • Wells's short stories - withholding answers in favor of disturbing insights into value and validity of “little possibilities”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading