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INTRODUCES MR. LEWISHAM.
The opening chapter does not concern itself with Love-indeed that antagonist does not certainly appear until the third-and Mr. Lewisham is seen at his studies. It was ten years ago, and in those days he was assistant master in the Whortley Proprietary School, Whortley, Sussex, and his wages were forty pounds a year, out of which he had to afford fifteen shillings a week during term time to lodge with Mrs. Munday, at the little shop in the West Street. He was called "Mr." to distinguish him from the bigger boys, whose duty it was to learn, and it was a matter of stringent regulation that he should be addressed as "Sir."
He wore ready-made clothes, his black jacket of rigid line was dusted about the front and sleeves with scholastic chalk, and his face was downy and his moustache incipient. He was a passable-looking youngster of eighteen, fair-haired, indifferently barbered, and with a quite unnecessary pair of glasses on his fairly prominent nose-he wore these to make himself look older, that discipline might be maintained. At the particular moment when this story begins he was in his bedroom. An attic it was, with lead-framed dormer windows, a slanting ceiling and a bulging wall, covered, as a number of torn places witnessed, with innumerable strata of florid old-fashioned paper.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192813985
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/27/1984
  • Series: Twentieth Century Classics Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells (1866—1946) was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books. He is widely considered the father of science fiction.
Gillian Beer is president of the British Comparative Literature Association.
Michael Foot is a former leader of the Labour Party in England and the author of numerous volumes of literary criticism.
Simon J. James is a lecturer in Victorian literature at the University of Durham.
John S. Partington is the editor of The Wellsian, the annual journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Biography

Social philosopher, utopian, novelist, and "father" of science fiction and science fantasy, Herbert George Wells was born on September 21, 1866, in Bromley, Kent. His father was a poor businessman, and young Bertie's mother had to work as a lady's maid. Living "below stairs" with his mother at an estate called Uppark, Bertie would sneak into the grand library to read Plato, Swift, and Voltaire, authors who deeply influenced his later works. He shoed literary and artistic talent in his early stories and paintings, but the family had limited means, and when he was fourteen years old, Bertie was sent as an apprentice to a dealer in cloth and dry goods, work he disliked.

He held jobs in other trades before winning a scholarship to study biology at the Normal School of Science in London. The eminent biologist T. H. Huxley, a friend and proponent of Darwin, was his teacher; about him Wells later said, "I believed then he was the greatest man I was ever likely to meet." Under Huxley's influence, Wells learned the science that would inspire many of his creative works and cultivated the skepticism about the likelihood of human progress that would infuse his writing.

Teaching, textbook writing, and journalism occupied Wells until 1895, when he made his literary debut with the now-legendary novel The Time Machine, which was followed before the end of the century by The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds, books that established him as a major writer. Fiercely critical of Victorian mores, he published voluminously, in fiction and nonfiction, on the subject of politics and social philosophy. Biological evolution does not ensure moral progress, as Wells would repeat throughout his life, during which he witnessed two world wars and the debasement of science for military and political ends.

In addition to social commentary presented in the guise of science fiction, Wells authored comic novels like Love and Mrs. Lewisham, Kipps, and The History of Mister Polly that are Dickensian in their scope and feeling, and a feminist novel, Ann Veronica. He wrote specific social commentary in The New Machiavelli, an attack on the socialist Fabian Society, which he had joined and then rejected, and literary parody (of Henry James) in Boon. He wrote textbooks of biology, and his massive The Outline of History was a major international bestseller.

By the time Wells reached middle age, he was admired around the world, and he used his fame to promote his utopian vision, warning that the future promised "Knowledge or extinction." He met with such preeminent political figures as Lenin, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and continued to publish, travel, and educate during his final years. Herbert George Wells died in London on August 13, 1946.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of The War of the Worlds.

Good To Know

In 1891, Wells married his cousin Isabel. However, he eventually left her for one of his brightest students, Amy Catherine, whom he married in 1895.

Wells was once interviewed on the radio by an extremely nervous Orson Welles. The two are unrelated, of course.

Many of Wells's novels became film adaptations, including The Island of Dr. Moreau, filmed in 1996 by Richard Stanley and John Frankenheimer, and The Time Machine, filmed in 2002 by Wells's great-grandson, Simon Wells.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Herbert George Wells (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1866
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bromley, Kent, England
    1. Date of Death:
      August 13, 1946
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England

Table of Contents

1 Introduces Mr Lewisham 1
2 'As the Wind Blows' 9
3 The Wonderful Discovery 19
4 Raised Eyebrows 25
5 Hesitations 33
6 The Scandalous Ramble 39
7 The Reckoning 51
8 The Career Prevails 61
9 Alice Heydinger 67
10 In the Gallery of Old Iron 73
11 Manifestations 79
12 Lewisham Is Unaccountable 91
13 Lewisham Insists 95
14 Mr Lagune's Point of View 103
15 Love in the Streets 109
16 Miss Heydinger's Private Thoughts 117
17 In the Raphael Gallery 121
18 The Friends of Progress Meet 127
19 Lewisham's Solution 139
20 The Career Is Suspended 147
21 Home! 155
22 Epithalamy 159
23 Mr Chaffery at Home 165
24 The Campaign Opens 185
25 The First Battle 193
26 The Glamour Fades 209
27 Concerning a Quarrel 217
28 The Coming of the Roses 231
29 Thorns and Rose Petals 239
30 A Withdrawal 251
31 In Battersea Park 261
32 The Crowning Victory 269
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