Postscript (1996): Stains and Whitewash
Half a century has now elapsed since H. G. Wells’s death. And in recent years literary critics and biographers have shown increasing interest in looking back at the man who spent so much of his life looking forward. What they have observed, particularly as regards his attitudes to social issues and sexual relations, has tended to be strikingly polarised. Currently, two contrasting — indeed, contending — images of Wells are dominant.
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