The Invisible Man

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For almost half a century H.G. Wells was an international literary phenomenon; the only writer of his time who could command an audience with both Roosevelt and Stalin.

Unlike any other biographer of Wells, Coren paints a composite portrait of an extremely varied life set against the social and political background of the time.  The Invisible Man delves deeply into the paradox that was H.G. Wells: the utopian visionary and staunch ...
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Overview

For almost half a century H.G. Wells was an international literary phenomenon; the only writer of his time who could command an audience with both Roosevelt and Stalin.

Unlike any other biographer of Wells, Coren paints a composite portrait of an extremely varied life set against the social and political background of the time.  The Invisible Man delves deeply into the paradox that was H.G. Wells: the utopian visionary and staunch advocate of women's suffrage versus the misogynistic womanizer and vicious anti-Semite.  This book exposes for the first time his disturbing views on "the Jewish problem," views that he defended vehemently even through the 1930s.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780394223322
  • Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/15/1994

Meet the Author

Michael Coren is Canada's premier man of letters and is a prolific literary critic both here and in England.  He writes "Michael Coren's Diary" for Frank magazine.  His most recent book is Aesthete, a collection of his Frank columns.  Other books include the critically acclaimed biography, Gilbert: The Man Who Was G.K. Chesterton.
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