Fairly Open Conspirator∙
H. G. WELLSGeoffrey WestNorton ($3)†
Except for campaign purposes or to equip a newspaper morgue, it might be considered a doubtful compliment to any man to write his biography while he is still alive. Many a Wells enthusiast, however, will agree with Biographer Geoffrey West that his subject is a fit specimen to be pickled while still breathing.
Herbert George Wells, 64, was born the son of a shopkeeper (not a grocer, as many a rumor hints) who was a cricket enthusiast, who played the game so well he was a...