Browsing through the Monkey’s Paw I found an amazing edition
of a somewhat understated book:
|Well well wells...|
|Everyone loves slipcases.|
Kipps is an understated book in the sense that it is a
fantastic social drama that was greatly over shadowed by the reputation of its
author – H. G. Wells. Yep, the sci-fi writer that shook up the genre with War of the Worlds
, The Time Machine
, and the like.
|Illustration of H. G. Wells, not Kipps.|
|One of the fathers of science fiction.|
Being at the forefront of science fiction and
releasing a dramatic critique on society went as well as could be imagined. However,
over the years more and more people have warmed up to it.
|3 books in one.|
This particular edition is from the 50’s and published by Collins
is a very nice leatherbound slipcase. The 380 pages contain the three parts of
the story that follows the eponymous Artie Kipps as he rises up through society
and I would say it’s a fairly biting portrayal of the social classes at the
|Intro by Edward Shanks.|
While it’s a huge departure from what Wells is mainly known
for, it’s a good read and highly recommended if you ever come across it.
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