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WELLS Herbert George - TLS 1944 to Mr. Shaw

  • £360.00

Herbert George WELLS (1866-1946)

Typed Letter Signed ("H.G. Wells") to "Dear Mr. Shaw", enquiring "what are you driving at?".

1 page oblong 8vo, 13 Hanover Terrace, 29 November 1944.

"Thanks for your interesting letter. I don't quite get your point about the "mystics". Are you referring to my Doctorate Thesis or what are you driving at?"

The "Mr. Shaw" to whom the letter is addressed is most likely George Bernard Shaw, with whom Wells had a lively correspondence. The reference to mystics is now obscure, but it seems unlikely that Wells, one of the great believers in science, would have been attracted to any form of mysticism.

The letter is somewhat crumpled and has a large brown stain at the top, not touching the text.

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