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H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'.
Edward Mendelson is a writer and critic with a particular interest in W.H. Auden.
Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel. Since 1986 he has been Professor of English at the University of Reading.
A rather old fashioned style of writing and the temptation to skip verbose passages is strong BUT you then miss some of the gems of visionary and prophetic ideas and comments on... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Steviefromworcesteruk
I read Tono Bungay shortly after reading 'A man of parts' and enjoyed it the more for that. This is a very professionally structured book which looks to have been carefully and... Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2012 by Dr. W. S. Affleck
In the introduction this novel is described as a masterpiece. And I agree. I was mesmerised by the recollections and opinions of the story's first person Dickensian hero (George),... Read morePublished on 20 Mar. 2010 by Room for a View