A Man Of Parts

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byDavid Lodge

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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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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 touc...

DAVID LODGE's novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, Thinks..., Author, Author and, most recently, Deaf Sentence. He has also written stage plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.74 × 5.09 × 1.41 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099556081

ISBN - 13:9780099556084

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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