Books: Pre-War

THE FATE OF MAN — H. G. Wells —Alliance ($2.50).

To write books with titles like The Fate of Man has been the fate of Herbert George Wells, one of the chief planetary and interplanetary influences of his era. When Wells's worlds are too much with them, modern critics are inclined to forget that Joseph Conrad admired his prose, that T. S. Eliot esteemed his criticism, and that the imagination he brought to popularizing science was a vigorous and useful article.

The Fate of Man, finished last summer, is Wells's pre-war answer to a challenge to describe "the world as I see it...

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