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A Man of Parts

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Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent’s Park hours in 1944, the ailing H.G. Wells looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. He recalls his unpromising start, and early struggles to acquire an education and make a living as a teacher; his rapid rise to fame as a writer with a prophetic imagination and a comic touch; his plunge into socialist politics; his belief in free love and energetic practice of it.

Unfolding this astonishing story, David Lodge depicts a man as contradictory as he was talented: a socialist who enjoyed his affluence, an acclaimed novelist who turned against the literary novel; a feminist womanizer, sensual yet incurably romantic, irresistible and exasperating by turns, but always vitally human.

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David Lodge is the author of ten previous novels, a trilogy of plays and a novella. He has also written stage plays screenplays and numerous works of literary criticism. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages. He is Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught for many years, and lives in that city. David Lodge’s books have sold over 2.5 million copies.

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"David Lodge's novel goes straight to the heart of the story... it is pure fun."
—Claire Harman, Evening Standard
 
"Curiously engrossing. Its power is cumulative: There are no flashes of startling moments, just a slow unfolding of friendships and feuds, plots and counter plots."
—Claudia FitzHerbert, Daily Telegraph
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