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Young H.g. Wells

Author: Claire Tomalin  

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A fascinating journey into the early life of H.G. Wells, the father of science fiction, from one of Britain's best biographers

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A fascinating journey into the early life of H.G. Wells, the father of science fiction, from one of Britain's best biographers

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A fascinating journey into the life of H.G. Wells, from one of Britain's best biographers - available for pre-order now How did the first forty years of H. G. Wells' life shape the father of science fiction? From his impoverished childhood in a working-class English family, to his determination to educate himself at any cost, to the serious ill health that dominated his twenties and thirties, his complicated marriages, and love affair with socialism, the first forty years of H. G. Wells' extraordinary life would set him on a path to become one of the world's most influential writers. The sudden success of The Time Machine and The War of The Worlds transformed his life and catapulted him to international fame; he became the writer who most inspired Orwell and countless others, and predicted men walking on the moon seventy years before it happened. In this remarkable, empathetic biography, Claire Tomalin paints a fascinating portrait of a man like no other, driven by curiosity and desiring reform, a socialist and a futurist whose new and imaginative worlds continue to inspire today. 'The finest of biographers' Hilary Mantel 'A most intelligent and sympathetic biographer' Daily Telegraph 'One of the best biographers of her generation' Guardian

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“The finest of biographers”

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About the Author

Claire Tomalin is the author of seven highly acclaimed biographies, including her most recent autobiography 'A Life of My Own', which was a Sunday Times bestseller. Her previous book on Dickens, The Invisible Woman , an account of his relationship with the actress Ellen Ternan, won three major literary prizes. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

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Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Viking
Published
4th November 2021
Pages
272
ISBN
9780241239971
$36.00
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