"I don't know whether it's a good thing to run after our grandchildren and descendants."
H. G. Wells: Experiment in Autobiography; Little, Brown; Boston.
H. G. Wells in Love; Edited by G.P. Wells; Little, Brown; Boston.
Anthony West: H. G. Wells, Aspects of a Life; Random House; New York.
"His son's portrait of him as a man who 'transcended his origins and made himself a very big man indeed' is largely con vincing."
H.G. Wells belongs irrevocably to the past. The publication of these three books is likely only to revive and alter our memory of him — not to change our opinion of his limited value. Although I was never wont to devour everything he wrote, I could not help noticing...