Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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The Passionate Friends: H.G. Wells

A book about two people who (unlike the average Wellsian hero or heroine) refuse to break the rules. He is an old-Etonian do-gooder, she a wealthy woman trapped (through her own wilfulness) in a loveless marriage. They are humourless, whiny, exasperating- very hard to like-  and the following year (with The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman) Wells very sensibly rewrote their story as a comedy. 
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