Books: Wells, Wells, Wells

Mr. H. G. Wells has felt the necessity for a new approach to his rostrum, an impressive, unpoliced approach that will at once command unusual attention and leave him freer than ever to expatiate upon the human spectacle. In The Outline of History he had to deal dutifully with many matters of transient and undisputed consequence. Moreover, history is but the gradient leading up to Mr. Wells' deepest concern, the future of mankind after its scientific emancipation. In his pseudo-scientific novels, several of which he laid in that far future, he felt the cramp of plot and character relations. So while...

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