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.