Books: UnWellsian Wells

THE CROQUET PLAYER—H. G. Wells— Viking ($1.25).

Herbert George Wells has been seeing things for years, and telling about them at such length and with such irrepressible enthusiasm that now, at 70, he is well known as Civilization's Journalist No. 1. Back in the protozoic slime of the Victorian Era he first saw his vision of Civilization Triumphant, and in his fashion has been faithful to it ever since. Numerous, in^nious have been his variations on this theme. Last week his 78th book added one more minor version. Used to fat books from Author Wells,...

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