Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Published by Methuen and Sons of London in 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Book condition: Very Good +. Orange Boards with black titles to spine and front board. Inside the pages are clean and bright. Dust Jacket condition: Fine. Price is 3s. 6d net and is unclipped. Thoughts by H. G. Wells taken from three lectures he gave about a single world educational community. Rare Book.
“World Brain” is an article written by H. G. Wells and first contributed to the new “Encyclopédie Française” in 1937. It explores the idea of a “permanent world encyclopaedia” that would contain “the whole human memory” and that would be “a world synthesis of bibliography and documentation with the indexed archives of the world.” Fascinating and arguably prophetic reading, “World Brain” will appeal to fan Wells' work. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). "The Father of Science Fiction" was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive.