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Book Description Pickering & Chatto, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. No Jacket. First Edition. 4 volume set. This is the first major scholarly collection of the correspondence of H.G. Wells, one of the most prolific and significant writers of the twentieth century. The collection draws on over fifty archives and libraries throughout the world, many of them newly discovered, including the recently deposited papers of Wells's daughter by Amber Reeves. The edition contains 2,800 letters, fewer than 100 of which have previously been published. Letters currently available in other scholarly editions (such as those to George Bernard Shaw and Arnold Bennett) have been deliberately excluded, except where their inclusion seemed essential. A few of the letters are business letters to publishers, agents and secretaries, but the majority are much more personal. Wells's private correspondence extends from letters to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and A J Balfour to persons such as 'Mark Benney', who wrote novels based on his life in the slums and his time in prison. There is rich correspondence too with his many female friends and lovers, among them Rebecca West, Eileen Power, Gertrude Stein, Marie Stopes, Lillah MacCarthy and Dorothy Richardson. A letter from Moura Budberg, with whom Wells had a long-standing passionate affair, which announces that she is pregnant by him and about to have an abortion, reveals how the great advocate of birth control was himself caught out. Wells also enjoyed a lively correspondence with the press, particularly during the two World Wars, and with various BBC officials and people who worked on his films. Some of his most powerful letters on the controversies of free love, socialism, birth control, the Fabian Society, and the nature of the curriculum of the new London University in the 1890s are included. Interspersed chronologically is a small selection of about 40 letters to Wells, where letters from him are not extant. Among these are letters from Ray Lankester, Joseph Conrad, C.G. Jung, Trotsky, Hedy Gatternigg (the woman who attempted suicide in Wells's flat) and J.C. Smuts. Volume 1 1880-1903, Volume 2 1904-1918, Volume 3 1919-1934, Volume 4 1935-1946. No Jacket, as Issued. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 040043
Book Description Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Limited. Condition: New. pp. 1900. Seller Inventory # 5887089
Book Description Routledge, 1997. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781851961733 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0975950
Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This collection of H.G. Wells s correspondence draws on over 50 archives and libraries worldwide, including the papers of Wells s daughter by Amber Reeves. The book contains over 2000 letters, both business and personal. Wells s private correspondence includes letters to Winston Churchill. Seller Inventory # BTE9781851961733
Book Description Pickering & Chatto, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1851961739