Classic novel, first published in 1910. According to Wikipedia: "Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction"."
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About the Author
Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946)-known as H. G. Wells-was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics and social commentary, as well as textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.
Date of Birth:September 21, 1866
Date of Death:August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:London, England
Education:Normal School of Science, London, England
Table of Contents
|Book 1||The Making of a Man|
|1||Concerning a Book That Was Never Written||3|
|2||Bromstead and my Father||13|
|1||Margaret in Staffordshire||157|
|2||Margaret in London||193|
|3||Margaret in Venice||235|
|4||The House in Westminster||243|
|Book 3||The Heart of Politics|
|1||The Riddle for the Statesman||281|
|4||The Besetting of Sex||387|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The New Machiavelli based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I bought my copy of "The New Machiavelli" all the way back in 1991; it sat unopened on my bookshelf for 18 years. There was a good reason for that! Wells' confessional novel is quite tedious: it's perhaps the most egotistical autobiographical novel I've ever read. The book starts out well, with a pleasant description of the sleepy suburban town where "Remington" (Wells) passes his adoloscence. But soon the novel is encumbered by a number of incidents that only exist to settle personal scores, and when politics of early twentieth century Britain become the main subject of the book, interest further dwindles. It's actually a little startling to see how much Wells bought into the Edwardian fad for eugenics! The final section, which deals gushingly with Remington's love life, contains some of the most embarrassingly bad prose I've encountered in recent years. The second star I've provided is only an expression of the novel's historical interest. As a work of literature, I would give it just one star.