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By H.G. Wells | Comments: ( 101 ) | Date: ( Apr 09, 2020 )

Beautiful and brilliant This remarkable novel, with the subtitle The Story of an Education , is full of love, tragedy, World War I scenes and perspectives on German, Irish, Russian, British and American issues and values Joan and Peter, orphaned at five and with four guardians, run the gamut.


  • Title: Joan and Peter
  • Author: H.G. Wells
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

H.G. Wells

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 scholarship in 1884, to study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time Machine 1895 , The Island of Dr Moreau 1896 , The Invisible Man 1897 , and The War of the Worlds 1898.Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to indiscriminate love He continued to openly have extra marital liaisons, most famously with Margaret Sanger, and a ten year relationship with the author Rebecca West, who had one of his two out of wedlock children A one time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change His 100 books included many novels, as well as nonfiction, such as A Modern Utopia 1905 , The Outline of History 1920 , A Short History of the World 1922 , The Shape of Things to Come 1933 , and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind 1932 One of his booklets was Crux Ansata, An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a divine will in his book, God the Invisible King 1917 , it was a temporary aberration Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world He is best remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism.He was also an outspoken socialist Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as The Fathers of Science Fiction D 1946.More philosopedia indexp H._ine literature wellhgwellsusa.50megs britannica EBchecked tenpedia wiki H._G._Wells



Comments Joan and Peter

  • Mel

    I have to say it was a joy to go back and read another book by Wells. I just love the way that he writes. There is just something about his style that I find immensely appealing. In this book Wells looks at the problems of education and how education affects how people are able to think and how this affects the country as a whole. Here he blames the inability to govern the British Empire down to the fact that people are so poorly educated. Wells tackles Christian and classical ideas on education [...]


  • Lauren

    An amazing book and a joy to read, especially in tandem with Mr Britling Sees It Through, Wells' incredible novel about domestic life during wartime. In this book, also written right after WWI, Wells looks at the problems of education through two characters who are raised together as children and their guardian, a man who has spent much of his working life in Africa and come home to England to convalesce. Wells is looking at education in the most holistic way - not just schools but what we learn [...]


  • Dianne Hartsock

    Good book, but became very political at the end. Pretty love story, though.


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