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H G Wells


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H G Wells : unknown

'Bennett selected the things that interested him - notably novelists such as Henry James, Thomas Hardy, and his friend George Paston. It was through a review of a book by H. G. Wells that the two men first became friends, Bennett taking the initiative and writing to Wells in September 1897 to say how much he liked his work, and to ask him how well he knew the Potteries, which Wells had mentioned in several of his stories.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Arnold Bennett      Print: Book


H G Wells : [unknown]

'I've read a book of H. G. Wells, he's good, I saw that film about "Things to Come", it's good, never read about science, they do some silly things, they're always talking about what should be, nobody takes any notice. My brother works in an electric works, he says they're always making new things. Gosh, I wouldn't like to go back to them old days . . . no buses or that . . . they only do it to make money.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group:      Print: Book


H G Wells : [unknown]

'I am forming my opinions mainly from what I read in books on economies, politics, history, etc. I read the daily papers, but I do not take a lot of notice of what I read in them from the point of view of their opinions on the war, and what shall be done after it. I get far more satisfaction from reading articles or books by authors such as C.E.M. Joad, H.G.Wells and Huxley.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group:      Print: Book


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