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Christina Alberta's Father

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1925. Wells, English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian is most famous for his works of science fiction. He is best-known for his novels The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War Of The Worlds. While Wells is primarily remembered for his futuristic fiction, he also made excursions into history, social science and commentary. The story tells how a retire ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published November 12th 1987 by The Hogarth Press Ltd (London) (first published 1925)
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elizabeth
Jan 01, 2013 elizabeth rated it it was amazing
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"Christina Alberta's thoughts and speech seemed to him to be moving about without a stitch on, like the people in some horrible Utopia by Wells." -pg. 361.

Nice self-insertion, Mr. Wells. Lol.
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Jan 29, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it
Another little known, rarely read Wells that I enjoyed very much, especially the character of Christina herself, making her way as a new woman in a new century.
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All Wells's novels are great, of course. I like this one's character who is proccupied with ancient Sumer.
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H.G. Wells: Couldn't Find Some Novels 1 1 Apr 02, 2016 05:34AM  
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In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government schol ...more
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“Aren't we all agreed about those things--in theory?'

In theory, yes,' said Bobby. 'But not in reality. If every one really wanted to abolish the difference of rich and poor it would be as easy as pie to find a way. There's always a way to everything if you want to do it enough. But nobody really wants to do these things. Not as we want meals. All sorts of other things people want, but wanting to have no rich and poor any more isn't real wanting; it is just a matter of pious sentiment. And so it is about war. We don't want to be poor and we don't want to be hurt or worried by war, but that's not wanting to end those things.”
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