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Released January 1, 1937

£60.00

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Star Begotten is a 1937 novel by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of a series of men who conjecture upon the possibility of the human race being altered by Martians to replace their own dying planet. The protagonist of the story Joseph Davis, who is an author of popular histories, becomes overtaken with suspicion that he and his family have already been exposed and are starting to change.

Book Condition & Notes

Chatto & Windus: London, 1937. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing). Page edges a little browned, a near fine copy in a VG bright pictorial dustjacket (with 2/- price sticker over original price) with chipping along top spine edge and bottom corner tips.


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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and the publisher Hugo Gernsback.

Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption – dubbed “Wells's law” – leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 as "O Realist of the Fantastic!". His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds and the military science fiction The War in the Air. Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

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Book Condition & Notes

Chatto & Windus: London, 1937. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing). Page edges a little browned, a near fine copy in a VG bright pictorial dustjacket (with 2/- price sticker over original price) with chipping along top spine edge and bottom corner tips.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.