Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island
Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

FICTION

252 Pages, 5.25 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9780720619430

Rights: US & CA

Peter Owen Publishers (Nov 2017)

Price: $14.95
 
 

Overview

A new edition of a forgotten classic by H.G. Wells is introduced and contextualized by renowned biographer Michael Sherborne

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island strongly recalls The Island of Dr. Moreau and is therefore Wells at his best and most fantastic. Being the Story of a Gentleman of Culture and Refinement who suffered Shipwreck and saw no Human Beings other than Cruel and Savage Cannibals for several years. How he beheld Megatheria alive and made some notes of their Habits. How he became a Sacred Lunatic. How he did at last escape in a Strange Manner from the Horror and Barbarities of Rampole Island in time to fight in the Great War, and how afterwards he came near returning to that Island for ever. With much Amusing and Edifying Matter concerning Manners, Customs, Beliefs, Warfare, Crime, and a Storm at Sea. Concluding with some Reflections upon Life in General and upon these Present Times in Particular.

Author Biography

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.