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Certain Personal Matters

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(4,25 Sterne; 8 Bewertungen)

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 Melody 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 Melody Khoriaty

The Mode in Monuments

10:24

Read by GentleJim

How I Died

6:33

Read by Larry Wilson

Bewertungen

Wells failed the diversity test

(5 Sterne)

Written from a western heteronotmative viewpoint that necessarily excludes voices from marginalized LatinX Americans. Wells needs to rewrite the stories to orbit around the phlight of a nonbinary LatinX guest worker being separated from their Mother by a heteronotmative white male. Then this story will become an instant classic. Barring the rewrite, the story remains problematically raycyst.

what a wonderful inventive mind HG had . The stories flow.

(4,5 Sterne)