Rediscover lesser known classics from the canon of H.G. Wells, introduced by Wells scholar and acclaimed biographer Michael Sherborne.
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Christina Alberta's Father:
In the months following his wife’s death, Mr. Preemby, a retired laundryman becomes convinced that he is the incarnation of Sargon, the ancient king of Sumeria, returned to save a world upturned by the First World War. Trying to make sense of Mr Preemby is his stepdaughter, Christina Alberta.
A masterclass in comic invention, Christina Alberta’s Father depicts characters who long for something to believe in, just so long as it is not ‘some horrible Utopia by Wells’, but whose attempts to change the world are always doomed to disappointment. Whether taken as a social satire, a psychological study or a critique of Wells’s own beliefs and relationships, Christina Alberta’s Father makes for a fascinating and delightful read.
Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island:
Being the Story of a Gentleman of Culture and Refinement who suffered Shipwreck and saw no Human Beings other than Cruel and Savage Cannibals for several years. How he beheld Megatheria alive and made some notes of their Habits. How he became a Sacred Lunatic. How he did at last escape in a Strange Manner from the Horror and Barbarities of Rampole Island in time to fight in the Great War, and how afterwards he came near returning to that Island for ever. With much Amusing and Edifying Matter concerning Manners, Customs, Beliefs, Warfare, Crime, and a Storm at Sea. Concluding with some Reflections upon Life in General and upon these Present Times in Particular.
HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (1866–1946), commonly known as H.G. Wells, was a prolific English writer nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Although his writing spanned many genres and forms, he is best remembered for his science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.
MICHAEL SHERBORNE is the author of the renowned biography of H.G. Wells Another Kind of Life (2010).
|Date Published||January 26th 2017|
|ISBN Number||Christina Alberta's Father: 9780720619393 Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island: 9780720619430|
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