A Man of Parts: A Novel

A Man of Parts: A Novel

David Lodge


A riveting novel in regards to the extraordinary lifeand many lovesof writer H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells, writer of The Time Machine and War of the Worlds, used to be one of many 20th century's so much prophetic and inventive writers, a guy who immersed himself in socialist politics and unfastened love, whose meteoric upward thrust to reputation introduced him into touch with crucial literary, highbrow, and political figures of his time, yet who in later years felt more and more overlooked and disenchanted in his personal utopian visions. Novelist and critic David inn has taken the compelling real tale of Wells's existence and remodeled it right into a witty and deeply relocating narrative a couple of attention-grabbing but improper man.

Wells had sexual family with innumerable girls in his lifetime, yet in 1944, as he reveals himself death, he returns to the thoughts of a decide upon staff of other halves and mistresses, together with the intense younger pupil Amber Reeves and the proficient author Rebecca West. As he stories his expert, political, and romantic successes and screw ups, it really is via his stories of those girls that he involves comprehend himself. Eloquent, horny, and gentle, the unconventional is an artfully composed portrait of Wells's remarkable lifestyles, with shiny glimpses of its turbulent historic heritage, by way of one in every of England's most precious and renowned writers.

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