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H.G. Wells
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English writer best known as one of the pioneers of science-fiction who wrote such novels as War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Time Machine (1866-1946)
  • Clara, in the course of her incursions into those artistic circles which were the highest within her reach, discovered that her conversational qualifications were expected to include a grounding in the novels of Mr. H.G. Wells.
    Act 5 (80% in)
  • It shook her so violently, that when Mr. H. G. Wells lifted her on the point of his puissant pen, and placed her at the angle of view from which the life she was leading and the society to which she clung appeared in its true relation to real human needs and worthy social structure, he effected a conversion and a conviction of sin comparable to the most sensational feats of General Booth or Gypsy Smith.
    Act 5 (84% in)

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