Books: Spark Plug

BRYNHILD OR THE SHOW OF THINGS— H., G. Wells—Scribner ($2.50).

H. G. Wells is a spark plug. That he has had only a loose connection with the rest of the machine that makes the world's wheels go round is perhaps a pity, perhaps a good thing. If he had fitted perfectly into his social socket the sparks he has emitted for 40 years might well have been neither so noticeable nor so illuminating. On the other hand, Britain's cylinder might have sputtered a little less had Author Wells been firmly pressed into the national service....

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