P.N. Furbank, 18 October 1984
Show More Experiment in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusion of a Very Ordinary Brain (since 1866) by H.G. Wells.
Faber, 838 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 571 13330 4Show More
H.G. Wells in Love: Postscript to an Experiment in Autobiography edited by G.P. Wells.
Faber, 253 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 571 13329 0Show More
The Man with a Nose, and the Other Uncollected Short Stories of H.G. Wells edited by J.R. Hammond.
Athlone, 212 pp., £9.95, September 1984, 0 485 11247 7Show More
“... The problem for social prophets, it would seem, lies not in getting the future right, which appears not to be too difficult, but in predicting the response which the future will command. ‘A thousand men at a thousand glowing desks, a busy specialist press, will be perpetually sifting, criticising, condensing, and clearing the ground for further speculation ...”