Love and Mr. Lewisham
The story is of a young man 18 and then 21 who is going to school for science in Lon ...more
Mr. Lewisham is in love but at every turn life and Edwardian society seems to thwart their attempts to spend time together. Until one day Lewisham impulsivly follows the advice of a friend.
Secretly they marry. They marry without ever having been formally introduced to one another. Scandilous! The Novel followes the Lewishams through their first year of marriage and struggles that go with.
Wells tells the story in his classic narritive ...more
Mr. Lewisham, an ambitious and zealous student, adhering closely to his "Schema" his time schedule, has to - at some point in his life- realize that life cannot be planned in advance, that the future is shaped by several irrelevant decisions which we make every day without our recognizing it.
The story is not merely a love story, but a story about finding your way in life and putting up with unexpected twists and tur ...more
Mr Lewisham is an ambitious young teacher who has grand plans for his future. Indeed he has written up a Plan or Schema as he calls it and has committed himself to daily study to improve himself.
We follow him as he moves to London and becomes a student. He also gets married and the later part of t ...more
This is an H.G. Wells many people don't know - the man who took the incredible scientific and emotional reasoning, empathetic character skills, and gift for exciting pacing that he honed to perfection on stories about possible future civilizations and scientific mishaps, and applied it to the most banal of subjects (commonly reserved for dime novels or penny novels or whatever they cost back then)...love among common people. And with that, we see the simple wants of the human hungry heart presen...more