H.G. Wells

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*Anticipated modern feminism and space travel

 

*Known for writing that revealed the frustrations of lower-middle class society

 

* He believed that by eventual evolution that a utopian society for emerge

 

* This belief was shaken by the beginning of WWI when he became more pessimistic as he realized that the individual could progress only by adapting to an ever-changing society.

 

* Darwin's ideas led some intellectuals to develop a philosophy of continual progress.

 

*  As the "fittest" survived, world would get better and better.