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  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446467367
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

A Man of Parts




A moving, funny and masterful novel about the life of H.G. Wells - writer, thinker, lover and man of genius.

A MAN OF CONTRADICTIONS.
A MAN OF PASSION.
A MAN OF THE FUTURE.

Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, 'H.G.' to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. Charting his unpromising start as a draper's assistant to his rapid rise to fame as a writer with a prophetic imagination, his immersion in socialist politics and his belief in and practice of free love, A Man of Parts is an astonishing novel of passion, ambition and controversy.

  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446467367
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

About the author

David Lodge

David Lodge (CBE)’s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Praise for A Man of Parts

extraordinarily rich [and] wide-ranging fictionalised biography

Daily Mail

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