Books: Mr. Wells Sees Through It

Herbert George Wells, 77, is still fighting the whole world—especially the middle class from whose lower levels he came. In London last week he published 42 to 44, 205 pages of miniature battle, thrusting and cutting at practically everybody in creation except the late voluminous, statistical humanitarian Beatrice Webb (of the socialist tandem: Beatrice and Sidney Webb).

Calling his latest diatribe "strong meat for babes," the author of The History of Mr. Polly and Mr. Britling Sees It Through published only 2,000 copies of his sensational book, presumably to add to the discomfort...

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