H.G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times Lovat Dickson

ISBN: 9780689702747

Published: June 1st 1971


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H.G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times  by  Lovat Dickson

H.G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times by Lovat Dickson
June 1st 1971 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 0 pages | ISBN: 9780689702747 | 5.67 Mb

I was surprised at how little I knew about the life of HG Wells. I have been attracted to his scientific romances for a very long time. I also had a glimpse of his futurist novels when I was a young man. In recent times I have been interested in his writings about his Open Conspiracy. This book has helped me to put all of this together in one place.I am new to biography as a genre, so I have no idea of how good this book is. I enjoyed reading it, I found it to be quite perceptive, giving me many insights into the character of Wells.

I hadnt appreciated that he was enormously popular in his lifetime, much in the way that some authors are feted today. Without the mass media we have today, it must have been quite an achievement to have made the sales he did.I think that the important thing is that he was a man of his times. He was able to judge the public mood just right, and that laid the foundation to his publishing success.

Not all of his books were great hits, but he did managed to pen a pretty good average. The author conveys the sense of frustration that Wells felt that he was being listened to, but not being acted upon. Perhaps he was a man ahead of his times?I found this copy of the book in Barter Books whilst on holiday. I have no idea if it is generally available or not. However, if you do see a copy, it is worth picking up and reading.

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