Select Conversations With an Uncle (Now Extinct)

Select Conversations With an Uncle (Now Extinct)

by H. G. Wells
     
 

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Wells' first literary work (preceded only by two scientific texts). These fourteen pieces had all appeared in "The Pall Mall Gazette" in 1893-94, while Wells had bee n a drama critic on that publication's staff; he used a "bombastic old fraud" of an "Uncle" character to expound his opinions on a variety of social matters. "The best of the pieces involve fashionable… See more details below

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Wells' first literary work (preceded only by two scientific texts). These fourteen pieces had all appeared in "The Pall Mall Gazette" in 1893-94, while Wells had bee n a drama critic on that publication's staff; he used a "bombastic old fraud" of an "Uncle" character to expound his opinions on a variety of social matters. "The best of the pieces involve fashionable conversation, how to listen to social music, the problems of the newly married, riding a tricycle (as opposed to a bicycle which was much less dignified)." [Smith]. SELECT CONVERSATIONS, published in June 1895, heralded Wells' explosion onto the literary scene: THE TIME MACHINE was published one day later, followed by THE WONDERFUL VISIT in September and THE STOLEN BACILLUS in November.

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ISBN-13:
2940012453914
Publisher:
Solomon Publishing
Publication date:
04/24/2011
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