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Certain Personal Matters

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ISBN-10: 1557425558

ISBN-13: 9781557425553

Edition: N/A

Authors: H Wells

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H.G. Wells' collection of humorous and witty essays, including such topics as Thoughts on Cheapness and My Aunt Charlotte, On the Choice of a Wife, In a Literary Household, The Language of Flowers, The Book of Curses, The Writing of Essays, The Pleasure of Quarrelling, How I Died, and many more
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: Wildside Press, LLC
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a…