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The Young H.G. Wells review: Novelist’s prophetic, poetic imagination predicted the future

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Wells enjoyed a correspondence with James Joyce. Photo: George C. Beresford

Wells enjoyed a correspondence with James Joyce. Photo: George C. Beresford

Claire Tomalin dishes up the dirt on Wells.

Claire Tomalin dishes up the dirt on Wells.

The Young H.G. WELLS

The Young H.G. WELLS

HG Wells (left)

HG Wells (left)

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Wells enjoyed a correspondence with James Joyce. Photo: George C. Beresford

The Young H.G. Wells Claire Tomalin Viking, €23.99

Claire Tomalin begins this concise biography with a poignant coincidence – the birth of HG Wells occurred in Bromley, Kent, in 1866, the same year the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain was founded. The futurist always looked to the skies for inspiration.


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