The New Machiavelli

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The New Machiavelli
By H. G. Wells
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Overview

The New Machiavelli
By H. G. Wells
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404321779
  • Publisher: IndyPublish.com
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."

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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

Book 1 The Making of a Man
1 Concerning a Book That Was Never Written 3
2 Bromstead and my Father 13
3 Scholastic 47
4 Adolescence 91
Book 2 Margaret
1 Margaret in Staffordshire 157
2 Margaret in London 193
3 Margaret in Venice 235
4 The House in Westminster 243
Book 3 The Heart of Politics
1 The Riddle for the Statesman 281
2 Seeking Associates 325
3 Secession 369
4 The Besetting of Sex 387
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