[Y]ou've just read what's not worth reading of Wells: War of the Worlds and suchlike arrant rot — because they're theoryish. Read Kipps, Love and Mr Lewisham, and read, read Tono-Bungay; it is a great book. — D. H. Lawrence, Letter to Blanche Jennings, 8 May 1909, p. 119.

Wells, it seems to me, had greater genius than any other novelist of his time in England.... But ..., for lack of any serious concern for his art, before he was half-way through his career gave up for mankind what was meant for the novel — I cannot help thinking to mankind's ultimate loss. — Walter Allen, p. 314.

H. G. Wells, by E. Harries (Hopkins, facing Contents page).

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