AUTHORDickson, Lovat
TITLEH. G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times
CITYNew York, NY
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This book attempts to explain the actions and attitudes of H. G. Wells, the great science-fiction writer, and to answer many troubling questions about him. It does not purport to be a complete biography or a piece of literary criticism, yet it reviews the most important aspects of Wells’ life and many of his works. The author chooses to focus particularly on the period of Wells’ life when he, already attaining fame as a novelist, chose to devote himself to social movements. He describes Wells’ lax morality and his disillusionment in his later years. He also discusses Wells’ conversation with Josef Stalin and his prophetic novels, including his 1914 novel on the use of nuclear energy, The World Set Free.

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