A thought-provoking romantic read, partly autobiographical, showing H.G. Wells at his refreshingly different best.
Mr. Lewisham, a young and highly ambitious schoolmaster, falls in love with Ethel Henderson, a young lady visiting his Sussex village. When Ethel returns to London they promise to keep in touch but as time passes their letters go astray.
A few years later, having searched in vain for Ethel and now a student at the Normal School of Science in London, Mr. Lewisham's life revolves around study and a flirtation with fellow student Alice. But just as things are all set with Alice, he runs into Ethel at a séance he has attended out of curiosity.
There he realises that Ethel is the niece of a charlatan "medium," and closely involved in his dealings. His memories of their time in Sussex wrestle in his mind with his feelings of disgust for all things spiritual, as his love for Ethel forces him to reconsider his political and scientific beliefs.
About the Author
H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. With The Time Machine 1895) he made his breakthrough.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1