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Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

by H. G. Wells

Publisher Ernest Benn


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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and the publisher Hugo Gernsback.

Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption – dubbed “Wells's law” – leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 as "O Realist of the Fantastic!". His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds and the military science fiction The War in the Air. Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1928. First Edition. Very Good plus in a strong very good plus, supplied dust jacket. Slight lean, with light foxing. Jacket has light soiling to the edges, with a few small bruises, tear at the bottom of the front with small amount missing. Otherwise, a much better example of the scarce dust jacket than is usually found, bright front panel illustration by Orpen.

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