Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Christina Alberta's Father: H.G. Wells

One of Wells's lower-middle class anti-heroes (with a Wellsian New Woman for a daughter) gets it into his head that he's the reincarnation of Sargon, King of Kings- and begins to act accordingly. Wells tests his own Utopian theories almost to destruction and, by the way, gives us a chilling expose of the horrors of the mental health system. This is one of his best books and- when he chooses it to be- every bit as funny as Kipps or Mr Polly.
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