About this book
Paperback edition of Lodge's novel charting the life of H.G. Wells, from his childhood to his death in the 1940s. From the author of "Nice Work, Changing Places" and "Author, Author". The novel looks Wells' literary career as well as his political work and his numerous affairs. 'David Lodge's novel goes straight to the heart of the story... it is pure fun' Claire Harman, "Evening Standard"
A man of contradictions. A man of passion. A man of the future. Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, 'H G' to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. This title is a novel of passion, ambition and controversy.