Certain Personal Matters


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(3.9 stars; 4 reviews)

Although best known for his works of science fiction, social commentary and history, H.G. Wells here gives us humorous and light-hearted pieces on a wide variety of intriguing topics from chess to death. Each essay is a gem of wit and delight. - Summary by Larry Wilson (6 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Thoughts on Cheapness and My Aunt Charlotte 10:19 Read by Foon
The Trouble of Life 13:30 Read by Larry Wilson
On the Choice of a Wife 8:47 Read by Foon
The House of Di Sorno 10:18 Read by D. Wood
Of Conversation 11:31 Read by Scotty Smith
In a Literary Household 8:40 Read by Graham Scott
On Schooling and the Phases of Mr. Sandsome 13:43 Read by Elisabeth
The Poet and the Emporium 10:01 Read by Graham Scott
The Language of Flowers 9:12 Read by Graham Scott
The Literary Regimen 9:36 Read by Graham Scott
House-Hunting as an Outdoor Amusement 11:15 Read by Greg Giordano
Of Blades and Bladery 9:48 Read by Greg Giordano
Of Cleverness 9:35 Read by Greg Giordano
The Pose Novel 9:20 Read by GentleJim
The Veteran Cricketer 10:56 Read by Graham Scott
Concerning a Certain Lady 10:50 Read by Greg Giordano
The Shopman 8:16 Read by Jordan Khoriaty
The Book of Curses 10:06 Read by Graham Scott
Dunstone’s Dear Lady 8:40 Read by Graham Scott
Euphemia’s New Entertainment 7:47 Read by Greg Giordano
For Freedom of Spelling 11:58 Read by Foon
Incidental Thoughts on a Bald Head 9:03 Read by Greg Giordano
Of a Book Unwritten 14:56 Read by D. Wood
The Extinction of Man 12:05 Read by Greg Giordano
The Writing of Essays 7:21 Read by Larry Wilson
The Parkes Museum 9:01 Read by Greg Giordano
Bleak March in Epping Forest 7:30 Read by Rowan Etzel
The Theory of Quotation 7:00 Read by Greg Giordano
Of the Art of Staying at the Seaside 10:47 Read by Graham Scott
Concerning Chess 10:22 Read by Larry Wilson
The Coal-Scuttle 10:25 Read by Graham Scott
Bagarrow 11:09 Read by Keir
The Book of Essays Dedicatory 5:55 Read by D. Wood
Through a Microscope 9:27 Read by Rowan Etzel
The Pleasure of Quarrelling 11:30 Read by Greg Giordano
The Amateur Nature-Lover 10:30 Read by Christopher Lawson
From an Observatory 5:24 Read by Jordan Khoriaty
The Mode in Monuments 10:24 Read by GentleJim
How I Died 6:33 Read by Larry Wilson