Christina Alberta's Father

Christina Alberta's Father

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Overview

In the months following his wife’s death, Mr. Preemby, a retired laundryman, becomes convinced that he is the incarnation of Sargon, the ancient king of Sumeria, returned to save a world upturned by World War I. Trying to make sense of Mr. Preemby is his stepdaughter, Christina Alberta. A masterclass in comic invention, Christina Alberta’s Father depicts characters who long for something to believe in, just so long as it is not "some horrible Utopia by Wells," but whose attempts to change the world are always doomed to disappointment. Whether taken as a social satire, a psychological study or a critique of Wells’s own beliefs and relationships, this book makes for a fascinating and delightful read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780720619393
Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 977,328
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

H.G. Wells was a prolific English writer nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Although his writing spanned many genres and forms, he is best remembered for his science-fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. Michael Sherborne is the author of H. G. Wells: Another Kind of Life.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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