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Select Conversations With An Uncle (Now Extinct): With Two Hitherto Unreprinted Conversations
by H.G. Wells
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Published by University of North London Press
(first published January 1st 1895)
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H. G. Wells published “Select Conversations With An Uncle (Now Extinct) And Two Other Reminiscences” is a collection of 14 pieces of short fiction in June of 1895, supposedly just one day prior to “The Time Machine” and before “The Wonderful Visit” (September), and “The Stolen Bacillus” (November) which appeared later in the same year. Wells did have two non-fiction books published prior to this one, but this was his first book of fictional stories, though “The Time Machine” was based on an earl ...more
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 ...moreMore about H.G. Wells...