An Experiment in Autobiography, by H. G. Wells

Table of Contents

Chapter the First: Introductory

  1. Prelude (1932)
  2. Persona and Personality
  3. Quality of the Brain and Body Concerned

Chapter the Second: Origins

  1. 47 High Street, Bromley, Kent
  2. Sarah Neal (1822-1905)
  3. Up Park and Joseph Wells (1827-1910)
  4. Sarah Wells at Atlas House (1855-1880)
  5. A Broken Leg and Some Books and Pictures (1874)

Chapter the Third: Schoolboy

  1. Mr. Morley’s Commercial Academy (1874-1880)
  2. Puerile View of the World (1878-79)
  3. Mrs. Wells, Housekeeper at Up Park (1880-1893)
  4. First Start in Life — Windsor (Summer 1880)
  5. Second Start in Life — Wookey (Winter 1880)
  6. Interlude at Up Park (1880-81)
  7. Third Start in Life — Midhurst (1881)

Chapter the Fourth: Early Adolescence

  1. Fourth Start in Life — Southsea (1881-1883)
  2. The Y. M. C. A., the Freethinker; a Preacher and the Reading Room
  3. Fifth Start in Life — Midhurst (1883-84)
  4. First Glimpses of Plato — and Henry George
  5. Question of Conscience
  6. Walks with My Father

Chapter the Fifth: Science Student in London

  1. Professor Huxley and the Science of Biology (1884-85)
  2. Professor Guthrie and the Science of Physics (1885-86)
  3. Professor Judd and the Science of Geology (1886-87)
  4. Divagations of a Discontented Student (1884-1887)
  5. Socialism (Without a Competent Receiver) and World Change
  6. Background of the Student’s Life (1884-1887)
  7. Heart’s Desire

Chapter the Sixth: Struggle for a Living

  1. Sixth Start in Life or Thereabouts (1887)
  2. Blood in the Sputum (1887)
  3. Second Attack on London (1888)
  4. Henley House School (1889-90)
  5. The University Correspondence College (1890-1893)
  6. Collapse into Literary Journalism (1893-94)
  7. Exhibits in Evidence

Chapter the Seventh: Dissection

  1. Compound Fugue
  2. Primary Fixation
  3. Modus Vivendi
  4. Writings about Sex
  5. Digression about Novels

Chapter the Eighth: Fairly Launched at Last

  1. Duologue in Lodgings (1894-95)
  2. Lynton, Station Road, Woking (1895)
  3. Heatherlea, Worcester Park (1896-97)
  4. New Romney and Sandgate (1898)
  5. Edifying Encounters. Some Types of Persona and Temperamental Attitude (1897-1910)
  6. Building a House (1899-1900)

Chapter the Ninth: The Idea of a Planned World

  1. Anticipations (1900) and the “New Republic”
  2. The Samurai — in Utopia and in the Fabian Society (1905-1909)
  3. “Planning” in the Daily Mail (1912)
  4. The Great War and My Resort to “God” (1914-1916)
  5. War Experiences of an Outsider
  6. World State and League of Nations
  7. World Education
  8. World Revolution
  9. Cerebration at Large and Brains in Key Positions
  10. Envoy

Index

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