The Passionate Friends – H. G. Wells (1913) (1st ed)


The Passionate Friends – H. G. Wells (1913) (1st ed)


Title: The Passionate Friends

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Macmillan, 1913. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Rubbing to covers and spine hinges, ex-libris plate on endpaper, inscription to ffep, minor foxing throughout text.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

The protagonist is the novel’s first-person narrator, Stephen Stratton. The Passionate Friends is written as if addressed to Stephen’s eldest son, who is on the verge of adolescence. Stephen is the only child of a rector who loses his faith due to Darwinism.

The Passionate Friends is also notable as the first introduction of Wells’s notion of an “open conspiracy” of individuals to achieve a world state through an “open conspiracy against potentates and prejudices and all the separating powers of darkness.”