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WELLS, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 : THE WONDERFUL VISIT.
London : J. M. Dent & Co., 1895. First edition. One of Wells' earliest adventures in science fiction - a fallen angel struggling to cope with life in an English village.
WELLS, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 : TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM.
London : Macmillan & Co., 1903. First edition. A collection of thirteen stories, including "Filmer", "The Magic Shop", "The Valley of Spiders", "The Truth about Pyecraft", "The New Accelerator", "The Stolen Body", etc.
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WELLS, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 : THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH.
London : Macmillan & Co., 1904. First edition. Research chemists in Kent create a substance causing colossal growth - of chickens, plants, wasps, rats - and humans. The 1976 film of the same name, based on a portion of the book, won a Golden Turkey award for the Worst Rodent Movie of All Time.
WELLS, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 : ANN VERONICA : A MODERN LOVE STORY.
London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1909. First edition. A young woman rejects surburban conventions for science, socialism, suffragettes and living in sin - and Wells fictionalises his relationship with his mistress Amber Reeves (1887-1981), who gave birth to his daughter later in 1909. Macmillan flatly declined to publish the book and Canon Lambert railed "I would just as soon send a daughter of mine to a house infected with diphtheria or typhoid fever as put that book into her hands".
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WELLS, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 : THE BULPINGTON OF BLUP : ADVENTURES, POSES, STRESSES, CONFLICTS AND DISASTER IN A CONTEMPORARY BRAIN.
London : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), . First edition : in the primary binding in black cloth, with the pictorial endpapers. "I am a liar in a world of lies" - a much under-rated late Wells novel - a Jungian exploration of the psychological impact of the Great War, the principal character based at least in part on Ford Madox Ford. Dedicated to Wells' current mistress, Odette Keun.
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