Books: Mr. Wells' Wonderland

THE AUTOCRACY OF MR. PARKHAM— H. G. Wells—Doubleday, Doran ($1).

Author Herbert George Wells, onetime first-class novelist and short-story writer, is now propagandist perennial. Lately his novel-pamphlets have preached the necessity of peace. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham, besides much Wellsian argumentation many Wellsian men of straw, gives Author Wells's parable of what will happen to the world if old-fashioned people remain in control of it. Few present-day Wells readers will be surprised that the story proper begins on Page 90, that all before that is argument, exposition, setting the text.

Mr. Parham,...

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